South Korean media personnel trespass into the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Ambassador’s residence

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In the lead up to the Trump-Kim summit on June 12, security has been tightened everywhere and the Singapore Police Force has been on high alert.

On June 8, according to the Facebook page of the Singapore Police Force, two South Korean Media personnel were arrested for trespassing.

The police were alerted to a case of criminal trespass into the residence of the Ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Two South Korean men, aged 42 and 45, were arrested, another 31-year old remains under investigation and a 29-year old, reportedly the guide and interpreter for the group is also under investigations.

The men were said to be representatives of the Korean Broadcasting System News and were not accredited media personnel in Singapore.

According to the police, anyone convicted of criminal trespass under Section 447 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, may be punished with imprisonment of up to three months, or a fine of up to $1,500, or both.

They also added a strict warning, “The Police would like to remind all foreigners visiting Singapore to abide by our laws. Those who break the law will be dealt with firmly, and this may include termination of visas/passes and repatriation.”

“Members of the media who commit any offence in Singapore will also not be accredited and thus will not be able to cover the Summit between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,” they said.

Netizens lauded the efforts and vigilance of the Singapore Police Force.


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