Singaporean, 72, identified as man who defecated on Jurong East field

Singaporean, 72, identified as man who defecated on Jurong East field

SINGAPORE - The man who was photographed defecating on a field near Jurong East MRT station on Aug 22 has been identified as a 72-year-old Singaporean, the police and the National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a joint statement on Sunday.

The NEA will be conducting further investigations into the matter, the statement added.

The Aug 22 incident came about a week after a woman was spotted committing the same act outside Holland Village MRT station.

She has been identified as a 34-year-old Singaporean, The New Paper reported.

Others who have been sighted defecating or urinating in public around Singapore recently include an elderly man who did so behind Hotel 81 in Chinatown on Aug 21.

On Aug 25, a woman was seen allowing a child to urinate on a grass patch near Bukit Panjang Plaza.

Two days later, an elderly woman was seen holding a plastic bag for a young boy to urinate into in People's Park Centre's OG departmental store.

Urinating or defecating in public is an offence under the Environmental Public Health Act. First-time offenders can be fined up to $1,000.

The NEA said there were 528 such offenders between January and July this year.

Members of the public can report such acts to the NEA at 1800-2255632 or Contact_NEA@nea.gov.sg.

huizhen@sph.com.sg

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