Why not invite Han Hui Hui’s family too?

I refer to the article “Video shows senior was not restrained in police custody” (Straits Times, Mar 17).

It states that:

Video footage from closed-circuit television cameras and cameras worn by police officers show that Madam Josephine Savarimuthu was not restrained by police at any point in time while in their custody.

The police said in a statement yesterday that they have invited the family of the 73-year-old woman to view the footage at their convenience.

They added that the video footage also showed that Madam Savarimuthu was alert, coherent and communicative when in police custody and did not appear to be distressed.

In a Straits Times Forum letter published on Wednesday, Madam Gertrude Simon wrote that her mother, Madam Savarimuthu, was handcuffed and had leg restraints on when she was moved between the police station, Changi Women’s Prison and the court.

Madam Simon, 55, had, in an interview with The Straits Times, added that her mother – who lives alone – was also stressed and overwhelmed throughout the ordeal.

The authorities, in a statement on Wednesday, said that only in her transfer to the prison was Madam Savarimuthu restrained at the hands and legs – in line with standard Singapore Prison Service operating procedures.

Madam Savarimuthu was arrested after she lodged a police report at a neighbourhood police centre.

While processing her report, the police officer discovered that there was an outstanding warrant of arrest against her issued by the court last year for failing to attend court relating to a town council summons.

I would like to applaud the police in this action of transparency, to invite the family to view the CCTV footage.

Since Han Hui Hui’s account of what happened when she was in the High Court and State Courts’ lock-ups is different from the CCTV footage cited by the Ministry of Home Affairs – why not invite Han Hui Hui’s family to view the CCTV footage as well, so that Singaporeans can know without any doubt, that Han Hui Hui was lying? (“Han Hui Hui’s allegations of prison treatment ‘baseless and false’: MHA” , Channel NewsAsia, Mar 14 – which said “MHA said on Tuesday the Singapore Prisons Service (SPS) interviewed the officers involved and reviewed the closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage and documents on Ms Han’s custody. The ministry added that it takes all allegations seriously and will investigate them thoroughly, but will also “vigorously defend our officers from baseless attacks to ensure the integrity of our law enforcement agencies is not undermined””).

In this connection, according to the article “Han Hui Hui challenges authorities to release CCTV footage where she alleged she was mistreated during searches” (Mothership.sg, Mar 15) – “Following MHA’s statement, Han made multiple Facebook posts challenging the authorities to release CCTV footage of her during the events leading up to and during her lock-up.

She claims there were four searches conducted on her and four corresponding CCTV footage of that. She is also claiming that there are five CCTV videos of her during her lock-up including one of her supposed solitary confinement”.

 

Leong Sze Hian

 

 

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19 Responses to “Why not invite Han Hui Hui’s family too?”

  • I Say, You say, Anyhow Say!:

    Release the tapes and get rid of the hearsay once and all!

    If there is nothing to hide, why worry?

    Just show the tapes to Singaporeans.

    Remember Chua Soi Lek? Malaysians got to view the tape.

    Once tape released, nothing more to say but to admit!

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  • N.Jungne:

    Since HHH challenges the Authority to release the alleged CCTV, and why not, just release them.

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  • 大陸人苏珊:

    连日来的台风豪雨,导致拍摄在木兰花身上的摄像机无法正常炒作,没能程上证供。非常可惜。不过,公安和东场同志能再安排二十万家庭参观,考察考察或许能让世界人民信服。

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  • Taxpayers' money:

    Maybe the Judge together with the AG can also review the video!

    Let us be transparent! After all, all civil servants are paid by taxpayers and taxpayers have the right to know whether their taxes are put to good use and not used

    To intimidate citizens.

    Public servants including contractor policemen overstepping their authority should be dismissed such as those who make disparaging remarks about ‘is it wothwhile to protest in Honglim or

    Drive round honglim to show the accused what it looks like in a prison van’ as the prison van is also purchased from taxpayers’ money!

    Looks like the police, the prison and the aetos contractors are using taxpayers’ money to abuse citizens…….
    What with request for toilet paper or soap?

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  • Stupidity Knows No Limts:

    ” The authorities, in a statement on Wednesday, said that only in her transfer to the prison was Madam Savarimuthu restrained at the hands and legs – in line with standard Singapore Prison Service operating procedures.’

    This is Police stupidity and kiasuism at its highest. Absolutely no initiative and no judgemental decision in handling a sick old women of 74 years. Just follow prison orders to the hilt without a modicum of common sense, sympathy and initiative. Where are the officers to give waivers to the General Orders if the circumstances warrant it. In this case, the lady is a sick 74 years old women who has not committed a criminal offence but who did not respond to a summon because she placed potted plants in the wrong place. So where is the physical threat which compels her to be restrained in both her hands and legs? Where are the exceptions in the Police Prison orders which allow for waivers. So if an old woman of 90 years with leg problems needs to be transferred out of prison , is there still a need to restrain her legs and hands? With this Police Force, stupidity knows no limits and initiative does not exist. Look, I am sure the escorting officers are more than one in numbers, stronger, quicker and younger than her and even carry arms, batons and hand-cuffs with them. So why the need to restrain the old sick women of 74. How far can this woman run and how much hurt can she exert on the police? Have they not thought of the psychological stress imposed on her with such unnecessary and inhuman act ?

    I sincerely give up with the Police Force. They are not credible and competent in my eyes.

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  • LIONS:

    Why must SCHOLARS bash a humble NEW CITIZEN like HHH eho is just trying to make a few minir ooints fir social justice?
    Are our scholar-gahmen so limp n lame?
    If so,SUDAH LAH SG?!

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  • 真实画面:

    大陸人苏珊:
    连日来的台风豪雨,导致拍摄在木兰花身上的摄像机无法正常炒作,没能程上证供。非常可惜。不过,公安和东场同志能再安排二十万家庭参观,考察考察或许能让世界人民信服。

    现代科技,凤吹雨打都不怕。

    最先进的摄像头/像机有人工智慧,一对上这位小姐的头部,就都立刻停止工作。

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  • 苏珊:

    阿姨没读书。对电影懂一二。这部小丁铛肯定能拿到香港金像奖最佳摄影。

    真实画面: 现代科技,凤吹雨打都不怕。

    最先进的摄像头/像机有人工智慧,一对上这位小姐的头部,就都立刻停止工作。

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  • Tanccc:

    Own self check own self gov. Do you believe the media or SPF ? I don’t trust this gov. How about you?

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  • BuyMeBakKutTeh:

    HHH I believe you!
    All the best… thank you for standing up!

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  • singapore cowboy:

    ya,why not release the CCTV VIDEOS uncensored?
    are CCTVs used to ISSUE SUMMONS OR FINES or to shame common sgs only?

    well,be man enough to be transparent.
    don’t be a faggot.

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  • 真实画面:

    苏珊:
    阿姨没读书。对电影懂一二。这部小丁铛肯定能拿到香港金像奖最佳摄影。

    唉哟!

    不管你是大陆来的,还是小陆来的,你都不会是苏珊,而是“输三”。人家做球給你踢,你都不会踢,把球踢进屎炕,太可惜了。

    如果你会问:为什么?那就对了,问得好了。

    你或许不知道,现今最先进的民主体系里,已把有智慧的机械当成人来看待。

    虽然是机械,被当成人,那当然有公积金和公积金户口,何况是那些在政府部门工作的智慧摄像头/摄像机。

    有智慧,有工积金和工积金户口的,不管是人工智慧还是神赐的,都不会喜欢人家对他们的公积金搞搞震,弄得他们惶惶不可终日。

    结果是 一看到那位小姐就都罢工了。

    那位小姐,如果要照片拍得好,拍得漂亮,就快别这么搞啦。

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  • vtfgybhun:

    This kind of allegation if turn out to be false, the person who say it will get additional charges or something like defamation. Bu nevertheless, when any allegation is being made, the person who say it must be allow to view the video and even his/her family members to be fair.

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  • RDB:

    WAW! WAW! WAW! LIKE DIS OSO CAN HAR??? STOOP SO LOW LOW LOW 4th world class lar!!!

    Q1. As so Past Tense Lee Kuan Yew’s declaration AND meaning of them PAP as “We live in the real-world” is shown for the whole world to see by making a mockery of one of their OTHER lock up to show that they are above board? And THEIR version of truth inDECENCY treating Han Hui Hui in the like manner? Thus disputing Han Hui Hui to so indirectly insinuating that she Han Hui Hui is a liartoo? Like this manner they oso can do to show only clearly of their ignorance in innocence??? OH REALLY???

    Q2. So isn’t their Lee Kuan Yew “real-world” is now displayed as him in all of PAP’s PEE AND POO REEL-WORLD instead? Meaning of their 4th world type low low low no class fitting of his published book of he brought Singapore from the 3rd to the 1st world? What kind of Past Tense Lee Kuan Yew LeeGacy legacy is that that his arckia son spent millions of taxpayers’ money. By chiang/stole a whole week of OUR LIVES’ media entertainment to MOAN his papa NOT ours in his SG50 & for also his subsequent GE2015??? Did he get OUR approval? The 30% who do not agree of the ways he governs as he claimed that only PAP = meaning him know how too??? Like dis if his apapa’s meaning of 1st-world his FIST-WORLD har???

    Q3. And so that Madam was locked up and restrained too in transfer per normal procedures because of obviously PAP ward Town Council SC&C arrears amounting to court summon. And so they PAP even use their megalomania liberties to use her as showcase to proof their own innocence in the face of Han Hui Hui’s accusation?

    Q4. So why they PAP MUST keep PEEING AND POOING via alternative routes to prove they morally & ethical “accuracy?

    Q5. Jet Black is Black is JET BLACK AND CLEAR FOR ALL TO SEE. Snow White is SNO white too for all to see! SO WHY IS VIA A GOOD ALTERNATE TO PROVE THEIR pap INNOCENCE??? NOT faux pas stooping so low by using Madam Josephine Savarimuthu of TC SC&C summons case only? Did she give consent? Can she now sue them if not? Even if she did, was she under duress? Was there are bargaining “chips” with her?

    PAP administration is darn low class no class in my personal opinion. Agree?

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  • Why Cannot Show Tapes?:

    Bcos Singaporeans will then know who is the greatest liar!

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  • Why Cannot Show Tapes?:

    Bcos Singaporeans will then know who is the greatest liar?

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  • Stop talking nonsense:

    RDB:
    WAW! WAW! WAW! LIKE DIS OSO CAN HAR??? STOOP SO LOW LOW LOW 4th world class lar!!!

    Q1. As so Past Tense Lee Kuan Yew’s declaration AND meaning of them PAP as “We live in the real-world” is shown for the whole world to see by making a mockery of one of their OTHER lock up to show that they are above board? And THEIR version of truth inDECENCY treating Han Hui Hui in the like manner? Thus disputing Han Hui Hui to so indirectly insinuating that she Han Hui Hui is a liartoo? Like this manner they oso can do to show only clearly of their ignorance in innocence??? OH REALLY???

    Q2. So isn’t their Lee Kuan Yew “real-world” is now displayed as him in all of PAP’s PEE AND POO REEL-WORLD instead? Meaning of their 4th world type low low low no class fitting of his published book of he brought Singapore from the 3rd to the 1st world? What kind of Past Tense Lee Kuan Yew LeeGacy legacy is that that his arckia son spent millions of taxpayers’ money. By chiang/stole a whole week of OUR LIVES’ media entertainment to MOAN his papa NOT ours in his SG50 & for also his subsequent GE2015??? Did he get OUR approval? The 30% who do not agree of the ways he governs as he claimed that only PAP = meaning him know how too??? Like dis if his apapa’s meaning of 1st-world his FIST-WORLD har???

    Q3. And so that Madam was locked up and restrained too in transfer per normal procedures because of obviously PAP ward Town Council SC&C arrears amounting to court summon. And so they PAP even use their megalomania liberties to use her as showcase to proof their own innocence in the face of Han Hui Hui’s accusation?

    Q4. So why they PAP MUST keep PEEING AND POOING via alternative routes to prove they morally & ethical “accuracy?

    Q5. Jet Black is Black is JET BLACK AND CLEAR FOR ALL TO SEE. Snow White is SNO white too for all to see! SO WHY IS VIA A GOOD ALTERNATE TO PROVE THEIR pap INNOCENCE??? NOT faux pas stooping so low by using Madam Josephine Savarimuthu of TC SC&C summons case only? Did she give consent? Can she now sue them if not? Even if she did, was she under duress? Was there are bargaining “chips” with her?

    PAP administration is darn low class no class in my personal opinion. Agree?

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  • Simple as This:

    No blame culture breeds corruption and offer protection of perpetuators of wrong doings BESIDES embolden wrong doers and also emboldened officers to take things in their own hands wo answerability.

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  • Daft Get Jail PAP Get Riches:

    HHH is a straight talker.
    The truth is already out.
    How many times have the PAP government and stooges lied?

    You think you can challenge to release any footage in name of seeking the truth?? Dafts have missed the point, truth is not important to the Pappies.
    Power and money is.

    Stop being a fool. You should learn more from the child prodigy Amos Yee.

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