A 25-year-old man was arrested yesterday (7 Aug) after police were alerted to burnt Singapore flags that were found at Block 774 Woodlands Crescent. The incident occurred days before the nation celebrates its 54th National Day on 9 Aug.
The Singapore Police Force said in a press release that the identity of the suspect was established through ground enquiries and surveillance camera footage and the man was arrested on Wednesday.
The SPF said that the suspect could be behind similar incidents in the vicinity. It said: “The man is believed to be involved in other similar cases in Woodlands.”
The suspect will be charged with mischief by fire in court on Thursday. If he is found guilty, he may be jailed for a maximum of seven years and fined.