DPM Teo Chee Hean defends Woodlands' checkpoint security system, blames ICA officers for breach by Malaysian woman driver

Malaysian Digest, 18 Feb 2014
On Jan 17, Nurul Ruhana Ishak, a 27-year-old school teacher from Kuala Lumpur, drove through the Woodlands Checkpoint without proper immigration clearance. She was arrested three days later when she trespassed the compound of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). She is currently in remand at the Institute of Mental Health and her case will be heard on Feb 26.
Describing her ability to enter Singapore without the proper clearance as a serious security breach, Teo, who is also the Home Affairs Minister, said the incident and subsequent actions taken until her arrest were not acceptable.
Teo outlined in detail the lapses made by an ICA officer and an Auxillary Police Officer (APO) at the Woodlands Checkpoint on Jan 17, as well as police officers who did not pursue the Malaysian driver when she appeared outside the Police Cantonment Complex three days later. Full story
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