Home News Two men charged with defacing or removing and destroying PAP, PSP election...

Two men charged with defacing or removing and destroying PAP, PSP election posters

Lim Song Huat, 48 and Constantine Paul, 51 were charged for the crimes which were committed during the General Election campaign period




- Advertisement -

Two men were charged with defacing or removing People’s Action Party (PAP) and Progress Singapore Party (PSP) posters on Wednesday (Nov 25).

Lim Song Huat, 48, was charged for three offences under the Parliamentary Elections Act for defacing two PAP posters and destroying a third in a single day on July 3.

The second accused, 51-year-old Constantine Paul, was charged for two offences of removing PSP posters in Bukit Batok.

Both crimes were committed during the General Election campaigning period in late June and early July 2020.

- Advertisement -

Mr Lim allegedly tore two posters off a lamp post along the service road of Woodlands Street 13 and used a black pen to draw a horizontal line across a third poster in the same area. His offences were committed in quick succession between 9.30 am and 9.45 am that very day.

Mr Paul allegedly removed PSP posters displayed on separate lamp posts along Bukit Batok East Avenue 5 on June 30, at around 8 pm.

Both men are set to plead guilty in court on Jan 7.

Their alleged offences are breaches of the Parliamentary Elections (Election Advertising) Regulations, which prohibit the alteration, removal, destruction, obliteration or defacement of any poster or banner displayed in accordance with the regulations.

If convicted, each of them may be jailed up to a year or fined up to S$1,000.

In response to TISG’s queries, Francis Yuen, Asst Sec Gen of PSP said: “The case is in the courts now and we’re letting this matter take its due course”.



Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

Govt error leads to over S$370m wage support wrongly disbursed to 5,760 firms

Singapore – Over S$370 million in wage support was wrongly distributed by the Government to some 5,400 companies after using the wrong dates to determine the amount to be paid, while around 2,300 firms remain underpaid. As a result of the incorrect...

PSP’s Kumaran Pillai looks forward to working with new CEC members

Singapore -- Following the changes in the Progress Singapore Party’s (PSP) Central Executive Committee (CEC), one of its members, Kumaran Pillai, shared that he was looking forward to working with the new committee members. In a Facebook post on Wednesday (Apr 7)...

Ngee Ann Poly student accused of robbing woman at knifepoint 

Singapore—A Ngee Ann Polytechnic student, then 17 years old, was accused of robbing a woman at knifepoint in Lengkong Tiga last year. He was able to get $40 from her during the robbery. The incident occurred at about 1 am on Oct 3,...
Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg