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Cisco manager says officers 'firm but fair' to foreign workers

Published on Mar 18, 2014 8:56 AM

A manager from security firm Certis Cisco told the Committee of Inquiry into the Dec 8 riot that its auxiliary police officers have not drawn any complaint for mistreating or wrongfully fining foreign workers in Little India.

This after the COI had been told earlier during the public hearing that these officers have been harsh on foreign workers while on their patrols in the ethnic enclave.

Certis Cisco deputy operations manager Lin Shunzhong, who was testifying before the committee yesterday, said his firm would take disciplinary action against officers guilty of abusing their powers.

He said that he has seen his officers engage foreign workers in Little India in a "firm but fair manner". "I have never seen any of my officers verbally or physically abusing the foreign workers," he added.

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