An officer (right) from the Singapore Police Force’s Special Operations Command patrols a walkway along Marina Bay. A case in which a domestic worker was accused of theft that was overturned by Singapore’s High Court has raised questions over how police and other agencies dealt with the complaint. Photo: EPA-EFEAn officer (right) from the Singapore Police Force’s Special Operations Command patrols a walkway along Marina Bay. A case in which a domestic worker was accused of theft that was overturned by Singapore’s High Court has raised questions over how police and other agencies dealt with the complaint. Photo: EPA-EFE
An officer (right) from the Singapore Police Force’s Special Operations Command patrols a walkway along Marina Bay. A case in which a domestic worker was accused of theft that was overturned by Singapore’s High Court has raised questions over how police and other agencies dealt with the complaint. Photo: EPA-EFE

Letters | Domestic worker case in Singapore points to need for ombudsman

  • Questions have been raised about how the relevant government agencies dealt with the case of a helper accused of theft by her employer
  • An Office of the Ombudsman with the power to investigate the actions of public authorities would help boost trust in the government

Topic |   Singapore
An officer (right) from the Singapore Police Force’s Special Operations Command patrols a walkway along Marina Bay. A case in which a domestic worker was accused of theft that was overturned by Singapore’s High Court has raised questions over how police and other agencies dealt with the complaint. Photo: EPA-EFEAn officer (right) from the Singapore Police Force’s Special Operations Command patrols a walkway along Marina Bay. A case in which a domestic worker was accused of theft that was overturned by Singapore’s High Court has raised questions over how police and other agencies dealt with the complaint. Photo: EPA-EFE
An officer (right) from the Singapore Police Force’s Special Operations Command patrols a walkway along Marina Bay. A case in which a domestic worker was accused of theft that was overturned by Singapore’s High Court has raised questions over how police and other agencies dealt with the complaint. Photo: EPA-EFE
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