Theft of $171 tap at police station

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The mainstream media reported on Thurs (15 Aug) that Seah Kian Li was jailed for three months for stealing a tap at Woodlands Police station.

The 51 year-old was at the Woodlands Police Division headquarters on 1 Mar to bail his brother out. While there, he had gone to the toilet when he noticed that a tap at the basin was loose. After deciding that it was suitable for his home, he then unscrewed the tap with his hands and took it home.

Tap noticed to be missing only 4 weeks later

Whilst one would think at a missing tap in a toilet would be easily noticed, it was however, discovered only 4 weeks later on 28 Mar.

On that day, the cleaning supervisor who noticed the missing tap reported it to the facility manager, who then conducted some checks and reported the matter to a divisional logistics officer for Woodlands Police Division.

In turn, the divisional logistics officer checked CCTV footage which showed Seah unscrewing the basin tap. The logistics officer then filled a police report more than 2 weeks later on 16 Apr.

The tap – reportedly worth $171.20 – was found at Seah’s home after a raid.

$171.20 Tap

Sharp-eyed netizens on Facebook however, questioned the reported costs of the tap.

Could it be the same ones used in National Kidney Foundation years ago?

Could it be supplied by an AIM-like business owned by a former somebody from a certain party?

What do you think?

 

 

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30 Responses to “Theft of $171 tap at police station”

  • RDB:

    Why Sg police so slow and sluggish to notice their tap is missing. How then to trust them to police Singapore when they are like this.

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  • never voted pap, never will:

    S$171.20 tap? maybe it is gold plated.

    ffff. our kitchen tap bigger and can swivel not even S$50.

    perhaps. pap police has a lot of 70% sheep CPF money to waste too. 3xtimes our kitchen tap price which is bigger stainless steel and can swivel at the same time. maybe that is why GST needs to rise from 7% to 9%.

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  • Zorro:

    SPF accidentally revealed that they have CCTV in their toilets. This is an invasion of privacy.

    Where else have they hidden CCTV to spy on us?

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  • Bapak:

    We have to thank him for revealling how extravagant are our Government Agencies. Do they need such expensive taps in the toilets. What about senior officer toilets? How much each chair & dustbin cost? How much are those in Pardonment house & Milo house cost?

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  • my $8 heart bypass:

    why such extravagance to install a 4171 tap for a police station ???
    why such abuse of public money for a common tap in a toilet ???
    Who is the contractor and is it another one from the PAPIGS connected Crony ???

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  • Harder Truths:

    Lucky he did not steal the toilet paper.
    Those needing to do their business will have to wait for 4 weeks….

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  • Partial truth?:

    Extravagant?

    Not really if tap is make by germany grohe brand. The reliability and quality is worth it. Can last 10 years. Sometime 15 to 20 years also wont leak.

    If buy cheap china x brand cannot last 1.5 years. Sometimes < 1 year it start to leak. Speaking from experience. And you cant change the ceramic disc inside. They put super glue or something like that to seal the screws. Even though i know how to self install but not worth it.

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  • Evil, Greedy And Corrupt:

    Corruption is corruption, whether leegally or not.
    Singapore is high in cronism index but there is no proof of government corruption yet, which does not mean there is no corruption.

    To prevent any misdeed, such as overpaying to support a crony business, an effective check and balance must be in placed, an independent judicial system is fundamental. Such crony relationship already suggested to unlawful gains from public funds.

    An expensive tap, just like an expensive busstop bench, like an expensive chair or an expensive bike is not prudent and good use of tax money. The pressure of rising living cost and taxes are already ratcheting on every family.
    Is this what we wanted for self-check-self?

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  • Left to australia:

    3 months jail for stealing tap but FT fakes qualifications gets much less sentence. why?

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    Wow! $171.20 for a common water tap seems very exorbitant even if you include the installation cost which for those who know DIY plumbing is very easy to perform.

    Something is really amiss with the Police procurement office or their maintenance dept.

    And how come the wash area wasn’t flooded for 4 weeks?

    Our boys in blue very unhygienic – they don’t wash their hands after going to the toilet apparently – it took them 4:weeks just to notice missing tap.

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  • Sinkie:

    The tap maybe costs only $17.12 !

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  • most uselss:

    The contractor should be party related, this is how the regime reward its chain and have loyalty built.

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  • Tap vs Injury:

    Compared to some bully throwing a few heavy blows at his victim,is a tap more important?

    If a bully punches another person, it is not arrestable and the poor victim has got to go through much trouble to seek justice.

    But if your tap got taken away, the crook will be jailed right away?
    I rather the crook takes my *tap* n not punch es me?

    WHAT ABOUT YOU, GOOD Sgs?
    Something is really wrong with our POLICING?

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  • Tap vs Injury:

    Btw, if a good citizen sees a crook robbing a lady’s hand-bag or jewelry and comes to her aid by running after the crook and in the process,GOT HIT WHILE TRYING TO RETRIEVE THE HAND-BAG,the police will ARREST THE ROBBER FOR ROBBING THE *BAG* BUT TELL THE GOOD CITIZEN TO SEEK FOR JUSTICE BY HIMSELF FOR HIS INJURY?

    THIS DOES NOT MAKE SENSE AT ALL!

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  • Harder Truths:

    The tap was only worth about $10. Guess what happened to the other $161.
    Same place as your ERP, HDB and taxes.

    RIP $161. Gone but not forgotten……

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  • Question:

    How come Tap at Police Station Not working but Tap at home can work?

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  • Are you footing the bill ?:

    Call plumber to install my understanding is $150 . Cannot remember if including new tap cost or not. Now unknown whats market pricing for plumber services ?

    That was feedback from my friend during 2014. Later he do himself but request me to help him with the removing and installing. After that just wrap it up with a free lunch and dinner for me. Friends … Cheap labor? Hahaha.

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  • Wow so efficient n rich?:

    Wow, for four weeks either no police officers of Woodlands P Hd quarter went to the toilet oor they went but no wash hands wasting not only the hard work of Medical Director wno have thought so hard n in such great depth to come up with his advice to Singaporeans never to forget to wash n keep their hands clean but also the thousands of $ his unit spent on the posters n the effort tp put them out in all toilet n public places n malls. It is greater wonder that it took four weeks for the cleaner to notice it n another two weeks for the logistic section to report to the police. How far i the logistics section from the police headquarter n the logistics must be ignorant of IT or could there be total isolation. But it took them almost instantly to find out the tap cost “$171.20 n got the daft Singapore a 3 week jail term. It must be a Platinum or Gold plated tap to vworth this much. The most pricy o the market is only half that. Wow it seemed that it was not the act but the monies that got the daft fellow a 3 weeks jail, worst than a road bully.
    The lesson one learnt from this is efficiency, n alertness of our police even when it happened under their very nose. A senior n PG said in all seriousness that our talented P General n Scholar will soon ome up with the idea of installing an exit baggage n body checks at all police station but manned by their very talented aliens they can only trust! Another lesson is best described by Hainese cliche “Money: eye bright n shining” n Mission Statement ” Never forget ++ + … GST, service, Tips etc….
    The same senior told his coffee mate that he wouldn’t be surprise that soon there will be a minister, likely Hum Ka Chan who is so hardup with plp credits will come forward with his new definition of efficiency like what he did with accountability! Indiani may follow with his prosecutor- judge version while the Bench n its boss stood idly watching! Merdeka Singapura realy!

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  • @ Question::

    Which thief will tell the truth wholely and honestly?

    Btw, as an example only.

    https://www.ses.com.sg/plumbing-services-and-charges/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsM-m2_aL5AIV04RwCh3W1QqAEAAYASACEgITVvD_BwE

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  • @ Question::

    DIY?

    Not fair to say that.
    If its your office ( owner ) or your property, yeah fair you diy if you known how.
    If not yours or in charge why bother.

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  • 3 months' jail is ridiculous!:

    My tap cost me only $15 and any damage will replace spare parts costing $8. For stealing a tap, the man got 3 mths’ jail which I find it ridiculous and difficult to comprehen. I think Mr Seah would be better off stealing $50M and get a discount from 8 yrs to 3.5yrs jail as in the case of Pastor Kong Hee. This pastor is very shameful and greedy of money!
    Secondly the locals have very poor mentality and always like to make a police report. It could had been solved by replacing or ask Mr Seah to return the tap. What if the thief is minister’s father? woudl the sentence be the same OR police report filed?
    Never trust SPF and officers. All bullshits and useless.

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  • Those in public toilet already $170 liao, wonder those in the close area like officer;s quarters, investigation room and OC office how much.

    Maybe Gold-plated ones costing a few peanuts?

    Note: 1 peanut = $600,000.

    .

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  • Alot of noise:

    You guys alot of unnecessary noise;

    There are the Public Sector Standard Units of Rates used in the construction of the Cantonment Police Station and the Qualified Quantity Surveyors there.

    I tell you, so many people has got to be involved to fix it back, from the sub to the main con, from the test to the inspection and witness and consultants, furthermore come with defect liabilities and warranty.

    If I am the Sub, please don’t even contract me to fix it back… One complain, drive there, all profits gone already. All them want to do main Project Only.

    It will be more economical to get their own maintenance guy to fix it back and inspect themselves but these people why do they want to do that and be responsible for it?

    All the above, all no balls to lodge a police report if so adamant.

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  • Dont bullshit:

    @ My tap cost me only $15 and any damage will replace spare parts costing $8.

    First of all what kind of tap we dont know ?

    Secondly please let others know where the address or which shop the address you bought from ? Help others especially the poor to reduce cost

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  • corruption in public service:

    A lot of corruption in public service and tax payers footing the bill. Most contractors are the crony grasslooters.

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  • Re Wow so efficient n rich:

    The immediate reaction is the 3/4g pee and poo mission statement in HumKaChan n Indraianee garbs: If we cannot filled our pisui, Aliens r easy to hookwink with peanuts n praises follow. Branded goods for decoration to gain more alien’s wows. Get back on stupid SIN with + + + +. We prosecutor n judge on kiasi n collapsibe branded bench.

    Give out sesame in SIN easily stripped naked n beg for me. Daft Singaporeans gutless n helpless to get pee and poo on. Now in Humkachan dict po is suck. LP is HB easy as that,

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  • Re Alot of noise:

    You gansa on the right head of the nail. You so observant. Yes why report. get more trouble. Better to ya ya here wa wa there n yang yang there to get loong loong
    puzzle to fix or not Thin cannot shield so get big fat gorilla to fix with fat finger up when not engaged!
    Hey u r so clever. um um ump, ha ha ha

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  • Mr Talented:

    Such low down and despicable to get to loong loong.?

    No balls! You think this can win the trust of those educated? Or maybe applicable only in low down Indian/Communist ghetto.

    Where you heading?

    Anyway, VTO but no low down cheapskates creating negative reaction and reverse objectives.

    Re Alot of noise:
    You gansa on the right head of the nail. You so observant. Yes why report. get more trouble. Better to ya ya here wa wa there n yang yang there to get loong loong
    puzzle to fix or not Thin cannot shield so get big fat gorilla to fix with fat finger up when not engaged!
    Hey u r so clever. um um ump, ha ha ha

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  • GST added In:

    GST already Cost $12 lah…

    GST going up very soon to 9% or 15%… not sure.

    Next time the tap GST is $14.30 already or $23.90 if GST is 15%

    More than your $5 tap you bought.

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  • DavidNeo&IreneVanessa:Bastards:

    The tap turn on by phone app?

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