New "Crime Prevention and Awareness Guidebook" for foreign workers launched

New "Crime Prevention and Awareness Guidebook" for foreign workers launched

SINGAPORE - A new guidebook has been launched to help prevent foreign workers from being involved in crime.

In a statement today, the police said that 340,000 copies of the "Crime Prevention and Awareness Guidebook" will be distributed to foreign workers in various parts of Singapore through their dormitory operators.

The book, which was produced in different languages by the Jurong Police Division, aims to "educate foreign workers on measures they can take to protect themselves from falling prey to crime and to educate them on Singapore laws so that they do not unknowingly flout them".

The book was launched by Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Manpower and Education, Mr Hawazi Daipi, together with Jurong Police Division Commander, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Wilson Lim at an event today.

Said Mr Hawazi: "The guidebook is a very good initiative by Jurong Police Division in reaching out to and assimilating the foreign workers."

At the event, over 80 foreign workers were appointed as ambassadors to serve as mentors to help educate other residents in the nine dormitories within the jurisdiction of the Jurong Police Division.

The dormitories are: Juniper Lodge, Jurong Lodge, Kranji Lodge One, North Coastal Lodge, SCAL Jalan Lekar, SCAL Mandai, Wee Chwee Huat Dormitory, Woodlands Lodge One and Woodlands Lodge Two.

seanyap@sph.com.sg

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