HONG KONG: A 14-year-old boy who had caused panic through a posting on his Internet website on April 1 saying Hong Kong would be declared an infected area in view of the SARS outbreak, will face a court summons, a report said yesterday.
The schoolboy was arrested after police traced him to his home on April 1, the same day he had posted the bogus report on his website along with a logo of the Chinese-language newspaper, Ming Pao.
The South China Morning Post cited a legal source as saying the boy would be served the summons when he reports to police on Tuesday. He has been freed on HK$1,000 (RM486) bail.
The fake report had claimed Hong Kong had been declared an infected port, the Hang Seng stock index had collapsed and Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa had resigned. – AFP
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