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Saturday August 19th 2017

Citizen complaining about lack of enforcement at Peace Centre’s sleazy atmosphere

Dear Encik Masagos, Ministry of Home Affairs

Salam and I would like to feedback on the not-so-Peaceful  Peace Centre and its rowdy/sleazy activities taking place with your ministry licensing permit.

My relative who lives across the street and runs a provision shop in the centre, manages her store literally with fear. In the daytime. One who passes by the place could never have imagined that come nightfall, the place effectively turns into a “second geylang” with rampant coyotes, drugs and the likes of gangsters pitting for influence/control over the scene.

Lawlessness is the norm and order of the night with police not daring to bring crime rates there under control. Rioting with damages to property, blatant smoking in prohibited spots, open selling of controlled and sex enhancement drugs are all but a common and frequent sight. The basic  toilet hygiene standard is also severely lacking.

We knew there were some on-goings but only realised the magnitude of the problem when we went there to unload some goods that had arrived for our store in the middle of the night. Thank goodness nothing bad happened to us as we were in Hijab but I could see that decent folks would avoid the place for fear of sexual harassment.

I have also previously thought that the zone comes under the exclusive “no alcohol zone” and thus wonder how can this still take place? This is also where diplomat Silviu Ionescu would patronise call girls after getting intoxicated, causing the infamous “2009 Romanian Diplomat Incident”.

In view of the worsening situation, I hope you can instill measures to prevent this part of CBD from turning into another hopeless Jln Suka.

Thank you.

Begum Abdul Rahma

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