Home > News > Regional
Friday May 30, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Friday May 30, 2014 MYT 8:18:47 AM
A 71-YEAR-old man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in acts of vandalism discovered around the Clarke Quay area last week that appeared to be in support of blogger Roy Ngerng.
The police, in a media statement yesterday, said they were alerted to the graffiti when a report was lodged last Friday morning about a bus stop advertisement board along Hill Street that had been defaced.
Officers then carried out checks and found similar graffiti at 11 other bus stops along Clemenceau Avenue, River Valley Road, Hill Street and Victoria Street.
Phrases such as “We support CPF blogger” and “Return our CPF money” were scrawled in black block letters across at least six areas.
These appeared to be messages backing Ngerng, who received a letter of demand from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on May 18 for defamatory remarks made about Lee in a blog post recently.
The arrest of the suspect on Tuesday stemmed from police operations and inspections of closed-circuit television footage.
Anyone found guilty of vandalism could face imprisonment of up to three years, or a fine up to S$2,000 (RM5,100), and could also receive between three and eight strokes of the cane.
However, as the suspect is above 50, he will not be caned if convicted. — The Straits Times/ Asia News Network
Tags / Keywords:
China's President Xi to visit India next week
Indonesian Aceh proposes 100 lashes for gay sex
Bomb kills three, wounds 16 in southwestern Pakistan
Past lessons for US and China
China backs HK leader as pressure to quit grows
Hong Kong police warn protesters against occupying buildings
France's Chirac snubs Sarkozy to back rival for 2017 presidential bid
Swedish parliament confirms Social Democrat's Lofven as new PM
Tensions soar in Hong Kong as riot police mobilise, boxes of rubber bullets, tear gas seen
Diesel contamination of raw water supply at Cheras treatment plant, 45,000 affected
Google removes news snippets in Germany legal fight
Survey results of Malaysian travellers
Messi serene over looming La Liga scoring record
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)