Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Photography of an unusual kind

This is a pen. It sure looks like a pen, doesn't it? Only thing is, it is not a pen per se but rather a camera under the guise of a pen. Great invention, and like all great inventions they serve the better good of mankind but if used inappropriately, they can get people into trouble.

Last month, The New Paper of Singapore carried a story about a Comfort taxi-driver exposed for snapping secret 'upskirt' shots in his cab with his hidden pen camera.

The cabbie has since been fired from his job and is under Police investigation. If found guilty, he could be jailed for up to a year, or fined, or both.

I hope this 'act' is not happening here though there have been some instances of hidden camera found in changing rooms and restrooms. There are also emails warning of camera affixed on shoes or cameras that shoot through clothes. Have you experienced any such untoward incident? I hope not.

By the way, did you notice that there has not been any news of cab-rapes lately in KL after the culprit has been caught? It sure is a big relief because I do take cabs sometimes.

Take care..


  1. Anonymous1:59 PM

    But this clever innovation can be abused too like what the cab driver did. Plus it's not easy to detect being photographed with a pen.

  2. Sounds like James Bond movies...

  3. So true, Mei Teng. There is always the possibility of abuse of everything that is meant to be good.

    I agree it is not easy to detect being photographed with this 'pen'. What caught the lady's attention was when the cabbie was fiddling with the pink cloth next to the camera. That's when she felt suspicious and then noticed the pen camera.

    KS, sure sounds like it, eh? LOL!

  4. Yeah! We have to blame the James Bond movies for inspiring such device. We people always abuses technologies, don't we?

  5. Innovations are like cars.

    They are meant to be driven, but there's always the small group of people who use them to knock people down.

    Oh, and shame shame on the taxi driver.

  6. Shingo, so true. Things that are meant to be used for good, are sometimes used for bad intentions.

    That's one daring Singapore taxi-driver. Any update on him in the papers?