05 Aug '11, 1pm

NEA officers can conduct quicker forced entries

Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Dr Vivian Balakrishnan said that National Environment Agency (NEA) officers are now able to enter homes without permission more quickly to check for mosquito breeding spots. -- PHOTO: NEA MINISTER for the Environment and Water Resources Dr Vivian Balakrishnan said that National Environment Agency (NEA) officers are now able to enter homes without permission more quickly to check for mosquito breeding spots. As of the end of last week, NEA officers will now leave legal notices informing home owners they could conduct forced entry after an unsuccessful first home visit - if, for example, a home is unoccupied - as opposed to doing that on the third visit as was the former protocol. The minister told The Straits Times that NEA officers are also 'making more efforts' to contact absent or non-responsive home owners right away. The...

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