Man arrested on suspicion of molesting woman on bus

SINGAPORE - A 59-year-old man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in an outrage of modesty case on board a public bus.

He will be charged in court on Thursday, police said in a statement on Wednesday.

The incident, which involved a 23-year-old woman, took place on Nov 21, last year.

She made a police report about being molested by a man while on a bus travelling toward Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange.

Officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division and Public Transport Security Command conducted ground enquiries and viewed footage from closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras.

The identity of the suspect was established on Jan 6 and he was arrested later that day.

If found guilty of outrage of modesty, the suspect could be jailed for up to two years, fined and caned.

Police advised members of the public to stay calm when encountering such crimes while travelling on public transport.

They should call '999' at once or inform the bus/train captain or seek help from other commuters immediately to report the matter.