23 Feb '17, 11am

Police officer fined $5k for helping woman to lie that she had been molested

SINGAPORE - A police officer helped a friend make a false claim that she had been molested so she could avoid reporting for work, a court heard. Mohammed Nazir Mohamed Rasid, 34, a staff sergeant attached to Transcom, and Cassandra Tan Xin Yi, 26, then an administrator at Marina Bay Sands Exhibition Centre, had been drinking with friends at a unit in Tampines on May 2 last year (2016), a public holiday. At about 6am on May 3, she told the group she had to be at work at 9am. While driving her in his car, Nazir told her he was going on long leave and asked her to accompany him. She said she would like to but had to work. They then started discussing possible excuses Tan could give to her supervisor to avoid reporting for work. She rejected the idea of seeing a doctor as she had previously received a final warning from her employer for skipping work for two weeks in April 201...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/police...

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