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S’pore politician probed over ‘killing children’ remarks


SINGAPORE: A police report has been filed against ex-Nomi­nated MP Calvin Cheng for controversial comments he made online about killing the children of terrorists.

The report, made by People’s Power Party (PPP) organising secretary Augustin Lee Tze Shih on Monday, said Cheng’s comments contravened the Sedition Act.

The police said more than one report has been lodged and that investigations Were ongoing.

In a Facebook post yesterday, the PPP said Cheng “has caused enmity and hatred from the terrorists group (sic) that he threatened to hurt and kill them.

“As Calvin is a public figure, an ex-parliamentarian and an esteemed figure who sits on the Media Literacy Council, his words will therefore carry more weight and will allow potential terrorists to think that his views represent the views of our country.

“This provocation potentially puts our country in grave danger of terrorists’ attacks and will have infringed the Internal Security Act.”

Cheng had on Nov 17 made a comment that appeared on a thread on the Facebook page of Devadas Krishnadas, chief executive officer of the Future-Moves Group.

The post seemed to advocate killing the children of terrorists “in case they grow up to take revenge” and was fiercely debated online. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network

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