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40-year-old arrested for posting comments that incite violence

The Police announced through its Facebook fanpage that it has arrested a 40-year-old Singaporean Chinese male for posting comments on Facebook inciting others to commit violence.

The Police said that it received a report on 8 February, regarding a post made by a Facebook user which included the comment, “Please reveal the identity of the 5 plain clothes officers and we go handle them ourselves. Kill them.”

The comment was said to have been posted in response to a news article on the death of a 14-year-old boy under investigation for outrage of modesty and the identity of the Facebook user was established by the Police.

The 40-year-old suspect is said to have been arrested by the Police on 2 March for the offence of Communicating an Electronic Record Containing Incitements to Violence, under Section 267C of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, which carries a maximum jail term of five years, or fine, or both.

Investigations are ongoing.