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Joan Pereira on Private Security Industry (Amendment) Bill

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the worst in some people who refuse to comply with safety regulations, leading to a rise in altercations with security officers, said MP Joan Pereira in Parliament on Tuesday (Oct 5). She suggested that all private security officers be equipped with body cameras and that MCSTs - the managing bodies of private developments - be given more powers to deal with such offenders on their property. On penalties for harassing or abusing security officers, Ms Pereira said in addition to fines and jail terms, offenders should be made to do community service and undergo social education programmes where they learn to respect people from different income and social groups.

Joan Pereira on Private Security Industry (Amendment) Bill

05 Oct 2021 05:04pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the worst in some people who refuse to comply with safety regulations, leading to a rise in altercations with security officers, said MP Joan Pereira in Parliament on Tuesday (Oct 5). She suggested that all private security officers be equipped with body cameras and that MCSTs - the managing bodies of private developments - be given more powers to deal with such offenders on their property. On penalties for harassing or abusing security officers, Ms Pereira said in addition to fines and jail terms, offenders should be made to do community service and undergo social education programmes where they learn to respect people from different income and social groups.

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