Woman seen defecating at MRT identified
She was caught on camera relieving herself outside Holland Village MRT station in broad daylight on Aug 13.
The police told The New Paper yesterday that they have identified the woman as a 34-year-old Singaporean.
They received a call at 1.40pm that day about the woman who was spotted defecating in the area.
But she had already left the premises by the time officers arrived at the scene.
The National Environment Agency (NEA) said the police have referred the case to it for further investigations.
Two pictures of the woman's antics had gone viral and one of them showed her squatting to relieve herself, oblivious to the commuters and passers-by. The second picture showed her wiping her rear.
The NEA spokesman said that urinating or defecating in public is an offence under the Environmental Public Health Act. It has taken 528 enforcement actions against such offenders between January and July. First-time offenders can be fined up to $1,000.
Members of the public who see such acts may contact NEA at 1800-225-5632 or contact_NEA@nea.gov.sg
- Shaffiq Alkhatib