Molest Cases on Public Transport Up by 40 Percent


The Singapore Police Force has revealed that the incidence of molest sases on Singapore public transport has risen by 43.8 percent from a year ago.

There were 73 reported incidents of molest on public transport in 2017, compared to 103 incidents this year.

This latest news from the SPF comes on the back of a 49 percent jump in molest cases on public transport from 2016 to 2017.

Said Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police How Kwang Hwee:

“The Police is closely monitoring the increase in outrage of modesty cases. We will continue to step up our efforts to work closely with stakeholders and the community to prevent and deter such cases, especially in public entertainment night spots and public transport networks.”

The Transport Ministry however, has consistently refused to implement women-only train carriages, despite countries like the UAE, China and Japan implementing such a system.

Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs and Health, Amrin Amri, said back in 2016 that that there was “no need at present to include warning signs in trains”, and that there were no plans to introduce women-only carriages, as the number of molest cases on trains were “very small”, at 5 per cent of total outrage of modesty cases each year.



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