It was reported that a recent video capturing an exchange between a man and a security officer at Eight Riversuites has gone viral.
With regard to the incident, the Association of Certified Security Agencies (ACSA) has issued a public statement on Saturday (26 Oct) to condemn the untoward behaviour of the man towards the senior security supervisor and applauds the calm, composed and professional conduct exhibited by the officer during the tense face-off. It said that the association does not tolerate the abuse of security officers whilst they are discharging their duties.
Mainstream media like the Straits Times (ST) has also reported on the matter. The man who was involved in the incident is said to be employed by JP Morgan. JP Morgan told ST yesterday (27 Oct) that it is aware of the video and is “looking into the matter”.
In the video, a man in a sleeveless shirt and shorts is seen yelling and swearing at the top of his voice after being told by the senior security supervisor that he needed to pay parking fees for guests visiting the condo. He told the security officers that he had bought his apartment for $1.5 million, and began swearing at the officer.
Man: Condo security bullying my visitor
A screenshot of the man’s comment in a closed Facebook group for the condo’s residents has also been circulating in social media. In his defence, he claimed that the security officer was “bullying” his visitor by asking what time he was going to leave.

“In what capacity the security can decide on what time my visitor should leave,” the man wrote. “He (security officer) was not allowing my visitor to enter when the time of entry was 10.30pm and not even 11.”
“When I went down I asked the security to give me the receipt and I will deal with the management but he insisted to pay (sic). Again in what capacity he must ask me to pay when I myself dosnt (sic) know what time my visitor would leave,” he added.
He said that his Deepavali weekend was ruined by the incident as he had received more than 200 threatening calls, after disclosing his mobile number in the viral video.
Tharman weighs in
Meanwhile, Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam has weighed in on the matter. He wrote on his Facebook page yesterday night saying that what the resident did was wrong “at so many levels”.

Criticizing the man’s sense of entitlement, SM Tharman said, “It is these examples of modern-day bigotry and a sense of entitlement that the light of Deepavali seeks to dispel.”
“Kudos to the condo security officer, who handled the abuse and a very unpleasant situation in a dignified way,” he praised the officer.
But SM Tharman also asked everyone not to threaten or harass the man and leave it to the Police to investigate. “We should absolutely avoid threatening or harassing the resident concerned. A police report has been made by the security officer, and we should leave it to the Police to handle,” he said.
TOC has seen the police report that was made on Saturday (26 Oct) by the officer in the video who was the security supervisor on site.
The supervisor wrote,

“The resident was visibly unhappy, aggressive and hurling vulgarities towards the whole incident and commented that he paid $1.5 million for his unit and not staying in a HDB unit and it was nonsense for him to pay 10 dollars for the overnight parking charges. Told him that we are just enforcing the rule He threatens to park the car at the main entrance driveway and walk into the condominium and told us that we can contact the Police if we wanted to. In order not to create a scene and aggravate the matter I decided to allow the driver in without paying the overnight charges and informed the resident that we will get the condominium management to contact him I am lodging this report for record purposes.”

Below is the viral video which captures the exchange between the condo resident and the Senior Security Supervisor of Eight Riversuites.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
You May Also Like

Unionist Nasordin and his tripartite partners implement min wages at snail’s rate of 3 sectors in 8 yrs

Last Sat (17 Oct), irritated by the term “folksy” used by Workers’…

Associate Prof Daniel Goh shares his insight on the HPB saga.

Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore and Member of…

Full CPF withdrawal at age 55 "wrong and irresponsible": Tan Chuan Jin

In Parliament on Tuesday, Minister of Manpower Tan Chuan Jin explained the…


根据新加坡人力部数据,我国在2017年每10万名雇员中,有1.2人在职场遭遇致命工伤;368人遭遇非致命工伤事故。 人力部长杨莉明在昨日透过书面答复义顺集选区议员黄国光提问,提供职场工伤数据。 他指出,新加坡和欧盟职业安全健康局(EU-OSHA)都要求,申请病假超过三天以上的工伤都需要上报。再者,新加坡政府也要求住院至少24小时的工伤都需上报。 我国在2017年的职场工伤死亡比例, 达到每10万名雇员中,有1.2人不幸遭遇工伤死亡。该数据低于欧洲国家每10万人有1.7人工伤死亡的比例(按照欧盟职安局数据)。 在2017年,我国每10万雇员中有368人遭遇非致命工伤,相对下欧洲国家则达到1586人:10万人的比例。不过欧盟职安局并未区分轻型或重度工伤类别数据。 我国的职场安全与健康目标是把职场死亡率维持在10万名劳工:1.8人之下。 义顺集选区议员黄国光是在国会询问,我国每10万名雇员遭遇工伤的比例。 2017年42人因职场意外死亡 根据去年2月发布的2017年度职场安全报告,我国在2016年因工伤意外死亡的劳工多达66人,在前年则减少至42人,使工伤意外死亡率降低至每10万名雇员有1.2人的水平,算是2004年以来最低。 但在昨日,于菜市组屋区发生一宗严重致命意外,一名28岁孟加拉籍电梯维修员,在维修时电梯从五楼急坠而下,当场枉死。人力部已展开调查有关事故。 而在不久前,也有社交媒体流传视频,指有清洁工人乘坐极度摇晃的缆车,在共和大厦58层处情节外墙,险象环生,遭人力部勒令终止该大厦所有高空清洁工作。…