Man Pretended to be AETOS Officer & Demanded Money from Men Who Littered


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As a concerned and responsible citizen, I always shake my head at those who litter like nobody’s business.

Especially when the rubbish bin is like… just there?

I do not understand those who can’t even bother to throw into the bin and aim for the floor instead…

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But then again, I do not have the courage to confront them. It will be what the Chinese would say: 没事找事做 (literally translates to : nothing to do find something to do).

Well, I guess I’m not the only one who can’t tahan this behaviour.

There was a ‘police’ going around, fining those who litter.

You might think that he’s doing a good job, but read on to find out why there was a need for inverted commas.

What he did

53-year-old Rahman Marop was a former AETOS officer. He resigned in 2014, according to Channel NewsAsia.

In August last year, Rahman saw Mr Suan Cai Fu throwing a cigarette butt on the ground outside Marsiling MRT station.

He approached Mr Suan and used his expired AETOS warrant card to present himself as a police officer.

22-year-old Mr Suan handed over his NRIC upon Rahman’s request. The ‘officer’ then took a photo of the card, and asked Mr Suan to pay a fine of $300 for littering.


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Mr Suan did not have enough cash with him at that point in time. Rahman then told him that his details will be sent to the Ministry of Environment.

He left after that.

Mr Suan became suspicious of the whole incident and filed a police report.

There was another similar incident which was taken into consideration during sentencing.

His (or rather, his lawyer’s) reasons

Rahman’s lawyer Ranadhir Gupta noted that Rahman was with AETOS for five years.

He was “immediately overcome with his strong sense of duty in keeping Singapore safe”, when he saw the two men littering.

Mr Ranadhir added that Rahman was blind in the left eye and that his skull was affected after an accident in June 2016.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Senthilkumaran Sabapathy countered that he was “not aware of any serious condition of the accused and that in any event that could have contributed to the offences”.

Rahman failed to produce a medical report in court, and a medical discharge summary was used to support his claims instead.

Rahman could have been jailed for up to two years and/or fined for pretending to be a public servant.


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He was sentenced to two weeks’ jail on Tuesday (Jan 30).

Thoughts

I only have one question…

Why was he carrying his expired warrant card with him?

Sounds a little suspicious to me…

But thankfully he didn’t get away with this!

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