Closing dock will not end smuggling

It is unwise to close the dock along Changi Creek simply because of smuggling ("Changi dock's days may be numbered / Worry over dock's possible close"; Sept 28).

Moving the fishermen and boat operators to Senoko or Lorong Halus will not end smugglers' attempts.

Like one of the fish farmers said, it is better to have more police patrols and surveillance cameras.

Shutting down a place where people make their livelihoods should never be the only option.

Technology and manpower offer many other options. The Government should always consider these before anything else.

Shah Pakri