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Industry group wants day to honour security guards

Published on Mar 10, 2014 8:20 AM

Security guards in Singapore may soon have a day to call their own, if the efforts of an industry group bear fruit.

The Security Association of Singapore, which represents 80 security firms, is pushing for an annual "security officers day" on July 24. The date was chosen as these guards work round the clock, or 24/7, said the group's president, Mr T. Mogan.

"By raising the profile of security officers, we hope to also encourage the public to show their appreciation to them, as they do to teachers and nurses, who have their own 'days'," he told The Straits Times.

The other date the group thought of was Sept 11. "We considered Sept 11, but dropped the idea because it was a sad day where so many people died," he said. On that day in 2001, a terrorist attack involving four hijacked planes caused the deaths of nearly 3,000 people in the United States.

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