Law Minister: Singapore Police Force went to ‘considerable lengths’ to help late sergeant Uvaraja Gopal through health, family issues

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Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam said the police had relooked the allegations by police sergeant Uvaraja Gopal on racial discrimination and workplace bullying. — TODAY pic

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Tuesday, 06 Feb 2024 2:11 PM MYT

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 — Police sergeant Uvaraja Gopal had been dealing with health and family problems at the time of his suicide and for periods throughout his police career, and the police had gone to “considerable lengths” to offer him support, said Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam.

Such support included substantial amounts of time-off for Uvaraja, which amounted to an average of 120 days of medical and no-pay leave annually across his nine years of service.

Shanmugam was delivering a ministerial statement in Parliament today, where he laid out the findings of an internal police investigation into allegations made by Uvaraja against the Singapore Police Force (SPF) before his death last July.

Uvaraja had posted on Facebook on July 21 alleging that he had endured workplace bullying, racial discrimination and family issues, before alluding that he would be dead by the time people read the post.

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