The Immigration and Checkpoint Authority introduced stronger security measures during the holiday season to prevent arms and undesirable people from entering Singapore. Unfortunately, this has led to long queues at the entry points. Read this article.
Is this a good approach? Is there a better way to handle security measures in the modern day?
Here are some of my thoughts.
a) If the terrorists wishes to bring arms into Singapore, they are likely to find other ways to ship them into Singapore, rather than bring them in vehicles across the border during the holiday season.
b) If they wish to use this method, they can choose to bring the arms in before the holiday season, where the checks are less stringent.
c) A better way to prevent terrorist attacks is to have more policemen at places where there are large crowds and ask them to be alert to look for suspicious people. We can also use surveillance cameras more effectively.
Jamming the Causeway and Second Link does not seem to be a good way to implement stronger security measures?
Just my thoughts.