Is taking photos with a P&S not counted as photography? Are people worried that SLR resolutions are higher than P&S cameras? Come on lah. Most compacts today have like 12MP, 14MP, some even hitting the 20MP mark, and if you are using a 1D classic, you have 4MP. No logic.
Of course, the lay man would not understand, and probably would not want to reason. This is the closed mindset of most enforcing officials in Singapore.