After the Singapore Police received a report of a Facebook post threatening the safety of its police officers in relation to Benjamin Lim’s suicide case, a 40 year old man was arrested. They established the identity of the Facebook user who posted the comment and he was charged with “Communicating an Electronic Record Containing Incitements to Violence” under Section 267C of the Penal Code.
In his threat, the Chinese male commented “Please reveal the identity of the 5 plain clothes officers and we go handle them ourselves. Kill them.” This incident was first reported by alternative sociopolitical news website AllSingaporeStuff.com on 5th February 2016.
If convicted, the man could be jailed up to 5 years and/or fined. Police investigations are ongoing.