MPs call for more protection from harassment for security officers, in tandem with professionalism expected

From Jan 1, security officers who sleep on the job, come to work drunk or display other errant behaviour can be punished by a fine not exceeding $2,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months, or both.
From Jan 1, security officers who sleep on the job, come to work drunk or display other errant behaviour can be punished by a fine not exceeding $2,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months, or both.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Labour MPs Zainal Sapari and Patrick Tay have urged the Government to review the harassment protection law to cover all private security officers, in the light of harsher penalties they now face for errant behaviour such as sleeping on the job.

"Perhaps, it is about time Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) review the Prevention from Harassment Act to cover all private security officers regardless of their worksite," said Mr Zainal in a Facebook post on Thursday (Jan 10).

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