Nude Squat investigation complete, Results pending

Singapore’s foreign Minster revealed on Friday that the investigation into the case of two women from Singapore who were detained for immigration offences and made to hunker down nude has been completed but the results of the investigation are pending.

Mr Shanmugam told Parliament, while a “thorough investigation” of the case had been completed, Malaysia’s High Commissioner here told the Singapore Government on Sept 9 that the report of the investigation was still “being finalized”

Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs had also wanted a clarification with its Malaysian counterpart and the High Commissioner on their Home Affairs Minister’s recent remark in the Malaysian Parliament that the body search on the two women was standard operating procedure “because, as far as we are aware, the investigations have not yet concluded”, said Mr Shanmugam, who is also the Law Minister.

He further added that the incident, however, would not affect bilateral relations with Malaysia.

Responding to a question on the number of Singaporeans caught by the Malaysian authorities for not having their passports “stamped”, Mr Shanmugam said the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) did not keep track of such “incidents” and would not know about them unless they were reported. 

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