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MAN FROM INDIA FAKED TERROR PLOT TO AVOID HOLIDAY WITH GIRLFRIEND

A 32 year old man in India was arrested by the police after faking a terror plot in order to avoid going on a holiday with his online girlfriend. Motaparthi Vamshi Krishna's girlfriend had asked him to take her on a trip even though he did not have enough money. He did not want to reject her so he came up with a plan to send her a fake air ticket and make the airport cancel the flight. His way of doing this was to send a hoax email to the police about hijacking planes in various Indian cities. His fake tip off resulted in tighter security at airports in Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai but no flights were cancelled. Krishna was arrested for charges such as impersonation and providing false information. He is a travel agent who is already married with a child. Wah, so romantic. Got so desperate not?

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CNB SAID STRAWBERRY DRUG ADVISORY WAS A HOAX

The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) just issued a statement that the advisory that was spreading online over the weekend regarding a drug known as “strawberry quick”, which is said to taste like pop rock candy and is targeted at children, is a hoax. CNB stated that they had not come across any cases of such drugs in Singapore in recent years, and that CNB had not issued any advisory on the drugs. Still, CNB urged parents to remind their children about the dangers of drugs.

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BOY WHO POSTED HOAX ON LKY’S DEATH GETS “STERN WARNING”

A Singaporean student below 16 years-old received a stern warning from the police for circulating a fake death announcement for former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew on 18th March. A police statement said, "In consultation with the Attorney-General's Chambers, the Police have issued [the culprit] with a stern warning in lieu of prosecution,"

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STUDENT UNDER-16 YEARS OLD CAUGHT BY POLICE FOR LKY DEATH HOAX

The Singapore Police Force told the media today that they have taken into custody a young, male Singaporean student suspect under 16 years-old to assist in investigations into a hoax media statement about Lee Kuan Yew's death. At 10pm on Wednesday, the SPF received reports about a hoax media statement from the Prime Minister's Office, which alleged that Lee Kuan Yew had died at 5.30pm on 18th March.

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