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Man in Singapore nabbed for urging people on Facebook to commit violence

/ 04:06 PM March 02, 2016

SINGAPORE—Police have arrested a 40-year-old man for posting comments on Facebook urging others to commit violence.

He was arrested on Wednesday (March 2) under Section 267C of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, after the police managed to establish his identity.

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On Feb 8, the police received a report regarding a post made by a Facebook user which included the comment, “Please reveal the identity of the 5 plainclothes officers and we go handle them ourselves. Kill them.”

The comment was posted in response to a news article on the death of Benjamin Lim, a 14-year-old boy who was under investigation for outrage of modesty.

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Investigations are ongoing.

If convicted, he can be jailed for up to five years and fined.

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