The police has arrested a local Chinese man for allegedly writing a Facebook post inciting others to commit violence against the police officers involved in the case Benjamin Lim.
The police said on Wednesday (Mar 2) that it received a report on Feb 8 about a post made by a Facebook user which included the comment: “Please reveal the identity of the 5 plain clothes officers and we go handle them ourselves. Kill them.” The 40-year-old suspect was arrested for the offence of Communicating an Electronic Record Containing Incitements to Violence, the police added.
Although police did not reveal the identity of the Facebook-user, it is believed to be that of a user with the moniker ‘Rambo Power’. Rambo Power had captioned a report by Yahoo! “We cannot forgive the way my son was treated,” with those words. The Yahoo! article had referenced an open-letter Benjamin’s father wrote, which was first published by The Online Citizen.
Rambo Power’s facebook page appears to have been taken down.
The police said investigations were ongoing. The offence carries a maximum jail term of five years, or fine, or both.
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