A woman who claims to be the wife of the man who was shot dead by police for ramming through a security checkpoint near Shangri-La hotel on May 31 is blaming the cops’ actions.
Nassida Nasir ranted in a post to the Singapore Police Force’s (SPF) Facebook, claiming that her husband was only trying to run because he had no license.
“Good Job To SPF yes ..and now tell me i am his Wife.My Name is Nassida Nasir .So tell me is it justify of the law to shot dead right on my husband head just because he tried to run away?
“Well people the real reason is bcoz he drove away and hit the barricades due to he did not have a driving license! (sic)
“So is this how he will be punished ? And if it is a high security and professionals ones , they should know whether they hit a real terrorist.
“And here i am , with my 2 months new born baby living without a father ! Who was scared and running away without a driving license and punished in terrible way!
“So tell me if it was your husband can u live everyday without thinking of the incident!”
The security checkpoint was in place in view of the ongoing Shangri-La dialogue 2015, a major security event.
When questioned by the police, Mohamed Taufik Bin Zahar (34 years old) suddenly accelerated the vehicle towards the police officers, in the direction of Shangri-La Hotel.
The vehicles crashed through the concrete barricades. Despite repeated warnings to stop, the vehicle continued to drive dangerously across the security checkpoint and headed towards the secured venue.
Officers fired at the vehicle to stop it from causing harm to others and from proceeding further. The driver was pronounced dead at scene.
He had two passengers with him.
A bag containing white powdery substances later found to be controlled drugs was recovered in the vehicle. An item believed to be a drug-taking utensil were found on the men arrested.
The deceased was then found to have been wanted for failing to attend court for an offence of criminal intimidation and has drug-related offences, as well as other criminal records.
His passengers, Mohamed Ismail, 31, and Muhammad Syahid Mohamed Yasin, 26, were both charged in court with possessing three packets of approximately 9 grams of heroin for the purpose of trafficking.
Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said the police did “the right thing” in handling Sunday’s incident near the Shangri-La hotel, where an annual security conference involving some of the world’s defence ministers was being held.
Dr Ng said in a Facebook post that the Singapore Police Force was vigilant to the fact that it could have been a terrorist plot.