From these two articles, you can see the failure of the Singapore (SG) government in carrying out it's duties. Why isn't the Immigration and Customs Authority (ICA) able to detect people who overstay in Singapore ? Singapore has been hailed as one of the most technologically advanced countries in the Asian regions, besides Japan and South Korea but a simple immigration issue threw Singapore into the limelights and the attention of the US Government again.
Simply, the government could have a tracking system that automatically monitors the stay of non-residents and send an sms or call him them whenever the system noticed that they overstayed without renewal of their stay or anything of the sorts. And if the person doesn't leave SG within certain amount of days, the Singapore Police would be activated to find the person and remind them.
This is such a technological implementation but the SG government doesn't seem to have any in place. Kamari Kenyada Charlton, the American who overstayed, had to attempt to leave Singapore before being caught.
What is this kind of system where you need to wait for something to happen before taking actions ? I thought the Singapore Government is rated as those 'on the ball' type that doesn't sit there and wait for shit like these to happen ?
The worse thing is, Kamari Kenyada Charlton is a wanted man by the Interpol. How the hell could he enter when he is wanted by Interpol. What is the ICA and SG government doing ? They are all sleeping on their jobs I bet. If they had a system that actively synchronize the Interpol databases and their database of immigrants, they would have picked it out and bar him from entry, turning him away from SG and non of such 'hoo-haa' would have happened. Even though he may have entered SG before Interpol wanted him, when he become a wanted man, the continously updating system should be able to ferret him out immediately and inform authorities to handle him.
How efficient is SG government ? Not as effective as people imagine. SG government, you really need the buck up. Elections' coming soon.
The worse thing (and not related to technology) is that just for overstaying, he would be caned ? Isn't it for serious offenses only ? How serious is overstaying and why wasn't he alerted and warned for overstaying ?
Seriously, how competent is the Singapore Government at their jobs ? It's very questionable.