We refer to the article “More sex workers abused by customers but fear reporting crimes” (The New Paper, 10th June 2019). We deeply regret providing a quote about an incident that allegedly happened two years ago. Those allegations were brought to the Internal Affairs Office of the Singapore Police Force, and we understand that a thorough investigation into the case was conducted. The case concluded and found that the allegations could not be proven. As such, we should not have treated the allegations as facts.
We apologise for casting aspersions on the Singapore Police Force and will ensure greater cooperation with the police to protect the integrity of the Force moving forward.