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S’poreans urged not to leave tissue packets unattended as they pose as bomb threats

S’poreans urged not to leave tissue packets unattended as they pose as bomb threats

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Personal liberties curtailed in age of terrorism.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who like to use cunning methods to get ahead during lunch and dinner, have been urged not to leave tissue packets unattended in hawker centres.

This after belongings left unattended in public have resulted in explosions overseas.

One Singaporean, Bao Zha, said he will stop leaving tissue packets unattended as a sign of taking vigilance seriously: “The next time I see tissue packets unattended in public places, I will not hesitate to call the police as they could be bombs planted by destroyers of peace.”

Other Singaporeans said the ubiquity of unattended tissue packets especially during lunch time in the Central Business District eating areas make it attractive for terrorists to mask their weapons as something similar.

Qu Zuo Lao, another local, said: “I urge the authorities to take this threat of unattended tissue packets seriously and arrest those who do not stop this practice as they are contributing to the potential of attacks.”

“We need to be vigilant and not let our guard down and fall prey to terrorists just because we value convenience.”

“We also urge Singaporeans not to panic when they see tissue packets unattended. They just need to turn around and run far away.”

 

 

 

 

 

 





Only tissue packets bought from NEA-licensed peddlers can be used to chope tables

Only tissue packets bought from NEA-licensed peddlers can be used to chope tables

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This is to help NEA-approved peddlers earn more money to pay for licensing fee.

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From now on, anyone who wants to chope or reserve tables in hawker centres and coffee shops can only use tissue packets that are bought from peddlers licensed by the National Environment Agency.

It was recently announced that peddlers, who are usually old folks, must pay NEA $120 a year to acquire a license to sell tissue paper, or else, they shall be deemed illegal.

A spokesperson, Mai Tee Siew, said: “By allowing only tissue packets that are sold by NEA-licensed peddlers to be used for choping tables will help these tissue sellers recoup their losses of paying for a license.”

“This will also help more peddlers to be licensed, as it is now more attractive to hold a NEA license because there will be more demand for NEA-approved tissue packets from the public.”

“It is a win-win situation for all.”

NEA-licensed tissue packets will also come in two categories: Cat A tissue packets for reserving tables for two with a holding period of 15 minutes and Cat B tissue packets for reserving tables for four with a holding period of 30 minutes.

Diners are advised to mix and match the various categories of tissue packets used for choping if they are eating in odd number groups of three, five and seven.

Anyone caught violating or tampering with the tissue packets may be jailed for up to seven years and fined $500,000.