Screening of security guards needs to be rigid

It is alarming that two auxiliary police cops were arrested recently for terror-linked offences (2 auxiliary cops arrested for terror-linked offences; June 21).

This is of more serious concern to the authorities than ordinary citizens getting radicalised as uniformed officers have access to arms and weapons, and could cause a lot more damage, had they not been detected.

The fact that radicalised officers go undetected (Officer 'didn't show obvious signs of radicalisation when hired'; June 21), shows that more rigorous screening and detection processes need to be put in place. This is especially so for uniformed officers who will have access to deadly weapons and those with access to sensitive installations and buildings.

The latest arrest should be an alert to all security agencies to seriously review their screening and hiring processes.

Seah Yam Meng

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