26 Feb '11, 12am

Case dropped against man who posted Facebook remarks on minister

SINGAPORE - The police have dropped the case against a man arrested for purportedly inciting violence by posting certain remarks on Facebook about the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) and Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Vivian Balakrishnan. Mr Abdul Malik Mohammed Ghazali, 27, was arrested in August last year for posting on the social networking site that it was time to "burn Vivian Balakrishnan and the PAP". A police spokesperson told MediaCorp on Friday that it would not be taking any further action on the case, "after careful consideration of the facts and circumstances of the case" and after consulting the Attorney-General's Chambers. MediaCorp understands that the authorities saw the comments as metaphorical and not to incite violence. Mr Abdul Malik's posting had appeared on the "I hate the YOG Organising Committee" Facebook page, after media r...

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