Yes, Dad managed to get through check-in counter, security check, immigration clearance and board a plane, by using son's passport!!!
This has to be the greatest joke! We are made laughing-stock again and people are laughing at us...OMG! I can imagine the look the Vietnamese custom officers had on their faces when the Singaporean man informed them about the mistake upon reaching Vietnam.
How could this happen? (Read report)
I was like what WKS said, flabbergasted, when I read the report. Just about 2 weeks ago, two detainees made an attempt to escape while being lock-up at Subordinate Court.
To me, its the 5th time mistakes as such had happened.
1st mistake: Took Leng Ho's escape.
2nd: Tan Chor Jin, escaped using fake passport
3rd: Escape of Mas Selamat, who is still not found.
4th: Attempted escape by two detainees.
5th: Case of passport mix-up at Budget Terminal.
What could have caused this mistake?
Budget Terminal; budget expenses hence duty officers have to work long hours therefore are not able to stay alert while on duty? But all of them????
From the officer at the check-in counter to the Police officer at the passenger restricted area and of course the Immigration officer who instead of finding out what was wrong, signaled the passenger to the manual clearance queue and lastly the immigration officer who check and allowed him to board the plane. All of them were tired?
This mistake brought about fear in the people of Singapore. With this type of world-class security, we can still make mistakes like that. If someone holding onto a wrong passport can leave the country, I suppose whoever is holding onto a fake passport can enter as well.
Or what if the above officers could had actually let in a terrorist who had got ill intentions, remember 911? This thought is indeed fearsome!
I understand 'To err is human', but 5 times?
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