Police refuses to take action against illegal foreign occupant staying in condominium of Singaporean
Posted by temasektimes on July 5, 2012
A Singaporean living overseas was shocked when a foreigner broke into her condominium and stayed there without her permission. To compound matters, the Singapore police refused to take action after she lodged a police report!
Feeling helpless and lost, she posted her feedback directly to Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean on his Facebook:
According to Isabelle Ong, she has been contacting the police officer to no avail:
“I need an urgent help. I have been contacting the Singapore Police Force for assistance because a foreigner has broken into my condominium and been staying there….I have been calling from overseas and I have been kept waiting for hours to speak to a Jerry Wong Senior Staff Sergeant (ID 96869), he refused to answer my call. I have also spoken to a Mdm Nor Hayati (ID3280). They sent patrol officers down to do some routine questioning and this illegal occupant who is a foreigner is still there, despite having broken into the house and despite not having any authority to stay.”
She expressed her disappointment at the inaction of the Singapore Police Force:
“This foreigner has even brought in 2 dogs and a maid into the house. Just because we are overseas, our house can be illegally broken into and occupied? Tell me, Mr Teo, should I lose faith in Singapore? Of course, I have no choice but to seek your intervention now. My police report number is #J/20120703/0020. This is lodged with the Jurong Branch – telephone number 67910000″
Mr Teo replied that he has asked the police to look into the facts of the case and to contact the complainant.
Such incidents are relatively common in Malaysia where horrendous stories were heard about illegal foreign occupants staying in condominiums owned by Singaporeans and it is quite appalling that it has happened in Singapore now.