Two South Korean media personnel arrested for criminal trespass

Two South Korean men were arrested, while two more are under investigation, for trespassing into the residence of the Ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on Thursday (7 June).

Singapore Police Force (SPF) stated in a press release that three South Korean men, age 31, 42, and 45, were representing the Korean Broadcasting System News. Meanwhile, another 29-year-old South Korean man was the guide and interpreter for the group.

The police noted that the three men who were representing the Korean Broadcasting System News are not accredited media personnel in Singapore.

Police investigations are ongoing.

The police warned that anyone convicted of criminal trespass under Section 447 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, may be punished with imprisonment of up to three months, or a fine of up to $1,500, or both.

The Police remind all foreigners visiting Singapore to abide by the country’s laws, stressing that those who break the law will be dealt with firmly, and this may include termination of visas/passes and repatriation.

It added that members of the media who commit any offence in Singapore will also not be accredited and thus will not be able to cover the Summit between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

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