Singapore launches guidebook to raise crime awareness among foreign workers

The book will educate workers on the laws in Singapore, so they will not break them unknowingly. — TODAY pic
The book will educate workers on the laws in Singapore, so they will not break them unknowingly. — TODAY pic

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SINGAPORE, May 25 — A guidebook for foreign workers on crime prevention and awareness has been launched by the Jurong Police Division and will be distributed to workers through their dormitory operators.

Announcing the launch yesterday, the police said 340,000 copies of the book had been produced in different languages and that it is aimed at educating foreign workers on measures they can take to protect themselves from falling prey to crime.

The book will also educate workers on the laws in Singapore, so they will not break them unknowingly.

There are nine foreign worker dormitories within the jurisdiction of Jurong Police Division: Juniper Lodge, Jurong Lodge, Kranji Lodge One, North Coastal Lodge, SCAL Jalan Lekar, SCAL Mandai, Wee Chwee Huat Dormitory, Woodlands Lodge One as well as Woodlands Lodge Two.

The guidebook was launched by Hawazi Daipi, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Manpower and Education, and Jurong Police Division Commander, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Wilson Lim.

At the event, Jurong Police Division also recognised more than 80 foreign-worker ambassadors who had been appointed to serve as mentors and help educate the other residents in the nine dormitories on crime prevention.

Said Hawazi: “The guidebook is a very good initiative by Jurong Police Division in reaching out to and assimilating the foreign workers and I am heartened to see the close collaboration it has with dormitory operators in its outreach efforts.”

The event was also supported by the Singapore Civil Defence Force, Central Narcotics Bureau, Ministry of Manpower, National Environment Agency and Migrant Workers’ Centre. — TODAY

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