In a ceremony held at the Public Transport Security Command on 16 August 2018, Mr Goh Tong En was commended for his public-spiritedness. He had assisted the Police to detain a 27-year-old man in connection to a case of insulting the modesty of a woman which occurred at Marsiling MRT Station.
On 27 July 2018 at 8.00am, Mr Goh was on an escalator at Marsiling MRT Station when he noticed that the man in front of him placed his mobile phone underneath a woman's skirt. He approached the man and managed to detain him at the MRT Station.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner (DAC) of Police Evon Ng, Deputy Commander of Public Transport Security Command commended Mr Goh for his courage, civic-mindedness and keeping our public transport system safe and secure. DAC Ng said, Commuters are advised to be vigilant to their surroundings when travelling in the public transport network. Besides being able to prevent themselves from becoming victims of crime, they can also help the Police keep the public transport network safe by becoming our eyes and ears on the ground. The Police are thankful to Mr Goh for his display of public spiritedness. Such acts go a long way to help deter crime on the public transport network.
Source: Singapore Police Force