Nude squat probe completed, Singapore lodges complaint

By G Manimaran, The Malaysian Insider

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 29 — A special multi-agency panel concluded its investigations into the nude squat incident involving two Singaporean women earlier this month after the republic submitted written reports from their affected citizens.


The Malaysian Insider understands that Singapore’s Foreign Ministry handed over the reports to the Malaysian High Commission in the republic last week.

“The written reports have been handed over to Malaysian authorities,” a source told The Malaysian Insider yesterday.

The women were forced to do nude squats after passing Malaysian border controls without stamping their passports.

Another source confirmed the receipt of the written statements completed the investigations and panel findings will be out in a few days.

It is also understood that the island state has demanded an explanation from Malaysia after an earlier request for details concerning the case.

“Singapore has asked for an explanation, seeing as it happened outside the republic… in the Johor immigration area,” said the source following the case.

According to a Singapore Straits Times report on June 14, the two women who drove to Johor Baru for supper early this month were questioned by Malaysian immigration officials, handcuffed, thrown behind bars and made to do squats while naked.

The two women claim they drove through uninspected because the immigration lane was unnamed, and no one answering the intercom.

Following their punishment, they were allowed to return to Singapore after 48 hours with a warning.