Abuse against security officers in Singapore on the rise amid Covid-19 pandemic

Abuse cases have been on the rise, according to a survey of security officers conducted between September and November 2020. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - For security officers on duty, saying no can lead to tense encounters with members of the public.

And Covid-19 safety measures have made officers on duty more susceptible to abuse as they try to enforce rules like safe distancing measures and perform duties such as manning gantries.

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