众所周知，在2016年5月27日，选举局拒绝披露身份的助理官员在主流媒体发表了声明，说已经向警方投案有关鄞玉林（Roy Ngerng）、《新加坡独立网站》（ TSIG）和我本人在（武吉巴督补选）冷静日当天，即2016年5月6日在（网上）发表有关（补选）的评论。（见网址：http://www.eld.gov.sg/…/Press%20Release%20on%20Police%20Rep…）我随即与记者联系上，接着我发现，这没大惊小怪的事。
我不知道是否是巧合。一辆警车在当天晚上11.36分 进入了我住的公寓。警方人员告诉门卫说是要检查我住的那栋单位。他们刻意小心翼翼地在公寓四周转了转。大约在午夜时间离开公寓。我怀疑他们是在观察我们的动向，以便确定我是否已经捡起了他们早些时候塞进我家大门门缝下的那封信件。我不知道他们有啥意图？假设他们是有意逮捕我，我是否应该在收到这封信件后离 开家？
他们给了我法立德警长（Insp Farid）的电话号码65575190。他们也告诉我，以防万一无法联系上法立德警长，可以拨电65573355与鲁迪.爱尔范.宾.萨披里警长联系（Insp Rudy Elfian bin Sapri）。
What is happening to our Police Force?
Many of you may know that on Friday, 27 May 2016, the Asst Returning Office whose name is not disclosed in the Media Statement issued by the Elections Department lodged complaints against Roy Ngerng, TSIG and me for posting comments on Cooling Off Day, 6 May 2016. See http://www.eld.gov.sg/…/Press%20Release%20on%20Police%20Rep… I was contacted by journalists and soon found out what the fuss was all about.
Our police force worked with uncanny speed in investigating the complaint against me. The very next night, Saturday, 28 May, at about 9.59 pm, I noticed an envelope marked “On Government Service, Towards 21st Century” pushed midway through my door. It was a letter from the Singapore Police asking me to go to the Central Division, Police Cantonment Complex for an interview today, 30 May at 9.30 am.
I live in a private estate and was puzzled how the letter could be delivered by the police without the knowledge of the security guards. An unmarked car must have entered my estate as a visitor and plain clothes officers must have delivered the letter to my door.
Whether it was by coincidence or not, a police car entered the estate at about 11.36 pm on the same night, allegedly to check on a unit in my block. They probably prowled around for half an hour, leaving only at about midnight. I suspect the purpose was to monitor my movement and to make sure that I took in the letter that was earlier left midway into my door. I don’t know if they had any intention to arrest me should I leave my flat after receiving the letter.
On Sunday, 29 May, at about 9.30 am my doorbell rang. I asked “who is that”. “Police” came the response. “What do you want?” He said: “To deliver a letter”. I replied, “I already received it last night.” He asked if I would attend the interview. I said “yes”, but I would like to change the date and would call the telephone number stated in the letter. He gave me Insp Farid’s telephone number, 65575190, just in case I could not get through to Insp Rudy Elfian bin Sapri at 65573355 stated in the letter.
Before I left my flat a little later, I rang both numbers. Insp Elfian did not answer his call. I called Insp Farid and left a message that I would like to change the appointment.
This morning, Monday 30 May, I rang the two telephone numbers again just to make sure that the police have no reason to come to my flat to arrest me for missing an interview. The lady who answered 65573355 said she will inform Rudy Elfian. I asked why no one answered the call yesterday. She said no one works on Sunday.
Wanting to make sure that my request gets through before the appointed time, I called Insp Farid. He picked up the call and was polite. The appointment was changed without any fuss. I asked if I could be interviewed at a police station near my home. He told me that the complaint was lodged in Central where he works and his laptop is there.
I will attend the interview tomorrow, Tuesday, 31 May at 10 am at the Central Division, Police Cantonment Complex.
It is sorry state of affair，
that our police force is compelled to work late at night just to deliver a letter and again on a Sunday morning, just to make sure that I received the letter. Is this an abuse of our police force? Why are they tasked to perform the work of postmen? Or are they deployed to intimidate a law abiding citizen?
The accounts of many activists published in Martyn See’s blog gives us much insight into how our police work. (see http://singaporerebel.blogspot.sg/…/activists-speak-about-t… )
Letters can be delivered by hand, by post and even by telephone calls. Why waste the time of police personnel, plain clothes or uniform in delivering a letter and ensuring its delivery? Who is behind this? And why such haste in investigating this minor complaint?
I am sad for my country.