Singaporeans invited to re-enact molestation, mugging and caning in Singapore Police social media photo contest

If you have molested poster SPFCaning SPF posterSingapore Police Force is running a social media competition that asks Singaporeans to re-enact scenes from its posters, which feature muggings, molestations and canings, and send in photos.

The ‘Be the Poser in the Poster’ contest calls on Singaporeans to “get creative” and re-enact the scene in any National Crime Prevention Council poster that can be found at Neighbourhood police stations, community centres and bus stops.

“Get your friends and family involved by asking them to snap a shot of your best pose or impersonation,” reads the competition blurb on SPF’s Facebook page. “Finally, caption the shot to spread the crime prevention message!”

The competition features a link to SPF’s crime prevention posters for inspiration.

Ten winners of the competition get a digital photo frame.

Entrants need to include their name, identification number and telephone number. The contest is only open to people living in Singapore and ends today.

One of SPF’s crime prevention posters calls for women to contact the police if they are molested:

If you have molested poster SPFSPF ran this poster to warn what happens to people who riot. It came out soon after the Little India riot of 2013.

Caning SPF posterThis poster warns: “Stay vigilant, avoid getting robbed”.

If you are robbed

This poster warns “Stealing only gets you a criminal record”.Stealing only gets you a criminal recordSPF has provided a sample image of what a competition entry might look like, parodying the above poster.

Sample re-enactment

The competition comes just a few months after SPF launched a musical version of its ‘Shop theft is a crime’ video. The film was labeled “lame”, “corny” and “utterly disappointing” by baffled posters on its Facebook page.


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