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Malaysian woman who drove through checkpoint without clearance charged in court

Published on Jan 22, 2014 9:12 PM
 
Traffic jam heading towards Singapore at about 6pm along the Woodlands Causeway on Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014. The female motorist at the centre of two security intrusions here has been charged with criminal trespass and remanded at the Institute of Mental Health for a psychiatric assessment, said the police on Wednesday. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG 

The female motorist at the centre of two security intrusions here has been charged with criminal trespass and remanded at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) for a psychiatric assessment, said the police on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old Malaysian woman, said to have a history of mental illness, was arrested on Monday in her red Perodua hatchback after she had driven into the compound of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

She had apparently sneaked into Singapore at the Woodlands Checkpoint on Friday and given police the slip for three days before she was finally nabbed in the grounds of the MFA, located off Holland Road.

The case prompted Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Teo Chee Hean to express his "deep dissatisfaction" to the Commissioner of the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and the Commissioner of Police about their response to what happened.

 
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