MAN ARRESTED FOR SETTING BOOKS INSIDE CHURCH ON FIRE

Dear A.S.S. Editor

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Police have arrested a 60 year old man this morning in connection with a fire set at St Hilda's Church early on Sunday. The Singapore Civil Defence Force received a call at about 7 am on April 16 stating that there was black smoke coming out from the roof of the church at 41 Ceylon Rd. No injuries were reported.

The fire apparently involved some books inside a room on the second floor and was confined to the room and extinguished quickly by SCDF using a compressed air foam system. Police did not release any further details of the man.

Wonder what drove the man to burn books inside the church. This kind of mischief should not be tolerated. At the same time, also wondering whether the punishment for the crime would be more severe as compared to a more recent case involving church and some $50m. Just saying

Matthew S

A.S.S. Contributor

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