A man who previously recorded a video of an NEA officer and stated ““YOU M’SIAN, WANT TO CATCH S’POREANS” has further developments as NEA has reported the matter to the Police.
The offence of voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from his duty carries an imprisonment term of up to seven years, a fine or caning. The offence of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place carries an imprisonment term of up to three years and caning of not less than six strokes.
A video emerged online showing a man arguing with a couple of NEA officers after being caught smoking under a HDB block.
He was heard in the video being racist towards one of the NEA officers who is a Malaysian, telling him “you Malaysian, you go one side.”
He was heard in the video arguing with the officers, “my question is, why we cannot smoke under the block?”
The video begins with the man filming the two NEA officers, saying “anyway got one Singaporean, and ah, got one Indian, India from India, NEA officer, want to catch people. (SIC)”
“This Indian guy want to catch Singaporean, it’s okay, no worr- no worry. (SIC)”
He then asks the other officer, “so how?”
The NEA officer then tried to explain to him what he did wrong, to which the man replied: “No no no, my question is, why we cannot smoke under the block. Please *unintelligible*
The officer then tried to tell him that it’s the law, to which the man then replied: “I’m not Singaporean but of- law is law lah but, before you give the law there is a reason behind right? Am I right (SIC)?”
The officer then tried to explain again but to no avail, as the stubborn man then retorted: “Excuse me sir, my reason is because this is for everybody. (SIC)”
The racist man then turned his camera towards the other officer, saying:
“Ah neh! India right? Malaysian ah? Okay, you Malaysian right, okay NEA officer right? Now tell me, you Malaysia right? You go one side. You Malaysian you come to Malaysian- you want to catch Singaporeans to smoke under the block, so what is the reason. Why we cannot smoke under the block. (SIC)”
The other officer then tried to speak but the racist man then cuts him off: “wait, I’m talking to him, I’m talking to Malaysians. Malaysia NEA, please answer me. (SIC)”
“Quiet? Please answer me sir, you are Malaysian you come here earn money, now you NEA officer you Malaysian, now I’m asking you why we cannot smoke under the block? (SIC)”
The video then abruptly ends.