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A Malaysian Chee Tian Hao and two others were put on trial after challenging Singapore’s system. They tried to smuggle a Bangladeshi national who overstayed in Singapore.
It is a serious offence to leave Singapore illegally.
All 3 were sentenced to jail and the overstayer got six months of jail with 5 strokes of cane.
Here is a statement made by ICA
“Our borders are our first line of defence in safeguarding Singapore’s safety and security. The security checks are critical to our nation’s security,” it added.
“We will continue to conduct security checks on passengers and vehicles at the checkpoints to prevent attempts to smuggle in undesirable persons, drugs, weapons, explosives and other contrabands.”