TODAY: The balance that’s struck behind bars

IN PARLIAMENT

LEONG WEE KEAT
weekeat@mediacorp.com.sg


There appears to be some gap in the procedure. If the inmates in neighbouring cells could testify that they heard beatings and cries over quite a number of days from 6.20pm to 2am, how come prison officers did not seem to detect that?
Non-Constituency MP Sylvia Lim

He could have activated the distress intercom in his cell to seek help any time. The incident would not have remained undetected over eight days, nor would it have escalated to the extent that it did, if only the inmate had sought help earlier. Unfortunately, for reasons best known to him, he chose to remain silent.
Assoc Prof Ho Peng Kee, Senior Minister of State, Home Affairs

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