MAN ARRESTED FOR DAMAGING ELECTION POSTERS\

The Police have arrested a 48-year-old man for allegedly damaging election posters.

On 4 July 2020 at about 9.40am, the Police received a report that the People’s Action Party’s (PAP) election posters had been damaged in the vicinity of Woodlands Street 13. Officers from Woodlands Police Division investigated and established the identity of the man who is believed to have committed the act, and arrested him.

Police investigations are ongoing. It is an offence under the Parliamentary Elections Act for any person to alter, remove, destroy, obliterate or deface any election posters or banners. The offence carries a fine of up to $1,000 or imprisonment of up to 12 months.

On 2 July 2020, a 51-year-old man was arrested for damaging election posters belonging to the Progress Singapore Party displayed along Bukit Batok East Ave 5. In another separate case, a 13-year-old male teenager is assisting with investigations into the damage of PAP election posters in the vicinity of Hougang Ave 10.

The Police take a very stern view of persons who vandalise or cause damage to property, and will not hesitate to take action against them.

 

 

Source: Singapore Police Force