26 Apr '11, 2pm

Man arrested for saying he wants to burn his voting slip #SGelections

Man arrested for saying he wants to burn his voting slip #SGelections

A 32-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested for saying on the Internet that he intends to burn his voting slip and ballot box on Polling Day. Police said in a statement on Tuesday that on Monday, officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division arrested the Singaporean Chinese in his Ang Mo Kio home, acting on information they had received. Investigations showed that he was also believed to have posted a comment which the police said 'was suggestive of causing hurt to Members of Parliament;. The man was arrested for Communicating an Electronic Record Containing Incitements to Violence, under Section 267C of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. Anyone convicted can be jailed up to five years or fined, or both. Police said they took threats of violence to the conduct of the electoral process and threats of violence against people seriously. Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Straits ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/GeneralElection/News/Story/ST...

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