Elderly stopped by police officers for eating in public

On Thursday (April 16), a total of 12 police reports were filed by the government after residents in Singapore, including numerous foreigners, attacked NEA officers for imposing S$300 fines without warning.

Most scolded vulgarities but some punched, slapped and one headbutt the officers when they demanded a fine. Many fled the scene after attacking the enforcers.

The government today issued a stern warning on those who attack these officers, threatening a jail of up to seven years, a fine, or caning.

Violence has sporadically erupted after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong declared a draconian law stating there will be no warning for anyone who breach social distancing law, unknowing or not, and all fines, at S$300 minimum, are non-negotiable.