12 Feb '12, 1am

[TOC] Police’s manpower shortage, ‘How is that my problem?’ – Expat assault victims tell all

After being assaulted, the victim found that the Police did not have sufficient manpower and professionalism to carry out the investigation. He had to do the investigation on his own. During the past years, I have also observed several incidents where the Police was quite sloppy in carrying out the investigation work. I suspect that it was due to shortage of manpower – but other factors could come into play, such as a lowering in the sense of duty. It seemed to be quite common to pass the buck around and point to somebody else to do the dirty work. Sadly, this has become our national culture. One possible reason for the shortage of manpower is that most graduates prefer to work in the financial sector, who pays high salaries or to be property agents, insurance agents or financial advisers. Fewer people are willing to do the work as a police, investigator or other tradition...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2012/02/polices-manpower-shor...

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