Another day, another security officer kena assaulted. This time, the assault took place at Tampines Retail Park on a Monday night (4 July).
According to the report, the man had tried to enter Giant Hypermarket at that time, and he was not wearing a mask.
So hor, the security officer Sures Perumal, who was on duty at the main entrance of the building, went to tell the man to put on a mask, arbo he can also buy one from the Guardian Pharmacy near the entrance if he never bring any mask with him
The man then suddenly sibei triggered and began shouting vulgarities at the poor security officer before entering the building. Then after a short while, the man don’t know why, suddenly rushed out of the building and pushed the security officer while shouting vulgarities at him.
He then started shoving and punching SO Sures, who did not retaliate. And the man only stop attacking the security office after staff from Giant Hypermarket and members of the public stepped in to intervene.
You can watch the video here.
A police report has since been made and a police spokesman said a 57-year-old man has been apprehended under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act.
The man will also be investigated for the offence of voluntarily causing hurt to a security officer.
According to Security Association Singapore (SAS), the security officer Sures, who is employed by security agency TwinRock, suffered bruises and contusions from the attack. SAS also added that they strongly condemn this unnecessarily senseless and violent act of abuse against the security officer, who was merely carrying out his duties.
“Shocking and despicable attack”
In response to the incident, the Union of Security Employees (USE) also condemned the assault, calling it a “shocking and despicable attack”.
Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Desmond Tan, who is the deputy secretary-general of the National Trades Union Congress, also took to his Facebook page to assert his views about the incident on Facebook on Tuesday evening.
In his Facebook post, Desmond Tan said: “There is no place for any form of abuse against our frontline officers who are performing their duties to keep us safe. “It is an all-of-society effort, let us all treat our security and all frontline officers with the respect they deserve.”
Eh siao eh, you don’t like to wear the mask is your problem leh. Why you anyhow go and attack the poor security officer who is just doing his job?!
- 70-year-old Ah Ma almost kena crushed by a tree that fell on a car as a result of rain - September 30, 2022
- Elderly woman fell into uncovered longkang, demands $30,000 compensation from Town Council - September 20, 2022
- Staff working at NTUC FairPrice can expect wage increment starting next month because got Progressive Work Model! - August 29, 2022