A picture (as seen above) of a couple of Public Transport Security Command (TransCom) officers talking to two madrasah students have been making rounds on the internet, alleging that the officers were interviewing the students as they had a quota to hit. Many netizens were angry over this as they thought that they were targeted only for their race.

However, both Singapore Police Force and Madrasah Al-Ma'arif Al-Islamiah has spoken up about the matter on their Facebook pages. The students were only approached by the TransCom officers on the way to school as they wanted to invite them to be a part of the newly launched 'Riders On Watch' scheme.

The scheme is an initiative where volunteers can sign up to be a part of a team that keeps a lookout for suspicious characters or items.

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So now that this is out, stop spreading fake news and cause social unrest la. 

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