14 Jun '11, 3am

Women detained, forced to do squats #naked -- over fingerprint scan #confusion in #JB

Women detained, forced to do squats #naked -- over fingerprint scan #confusion in #JB

Two Singaporean women merely wanted to have supper in Johor Bahru, but a confusion over the new fingerprint scanning system introduced by Malaysian Customs resulted in to two days of humiliation for the women. STOMPer Artful Dodger , who read about the incident on The New Paper today (Jun 14), said: "I'm disturbed after reading this story. It terrifies me to go to Malaysia now, because it seems crazy things can happen to you, even if you make an honest mistake." According to the report in The New Paper, the woman, Jane, was driving her friend to Johor Bahru last Thursday. When they reached a lane at the Malaysian Customs checkpoint counter at 1.30am, no one was manning the booth. They tapped the Touch 'n Go card and drove on as the barrier lifted, thinking that there would be another station for the new thumbprint system. However, when she realised that there were no more ...

Full article: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/stomp/sgseen/what_bugs_...

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