FIRM POLICE ACTION HAS PULLED MANY WAYWARD TEENS BACK ON TRACK, DO WE WANT TO BREAK IT?

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Dear All Singapore Stuff,

I refer to the public concern about Benjamin Lim's unfortunate death. At the same age of 14, i was one of the many that plain clothes officers bought away from school to cantonment for a interview, donkey years ago. I saw a few more students about the same age in the CID office when I arrived.

Talk about policing procedures? This is definitely nothing new. I believe some of here have the same encounter as me which was "normal" for troubled teenagers. I was even given an official warning in writing by the police at the age of 14. When you are suspected of a crime, you are obliged to assist with investigation without any resistance, at any age. Whether or not a minor, old folks, adult, man or women. The purpose of police work is to prevent crimes and or, stop it at the earliest.

This is why our country is listed as one of the safest city in the world, thanks to the systems and procedures. If the boy is clean, he could have stand still for himself than ending his life. His already 14, not 4. Kids this generations are much matured compared to my time. I've been through this at the same age, just like many others.

When you are not sure how the system works, don't argue about the procedures. It had been like this, for decades. And from my personal account, I've seen countless teenagers being pulled back to the right track just in time. This is just a sad case of a boy committing suicide. Let him go in peace.

Jadsen Phang
A.S.S. Contributor

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