MAN INVESTIGATED FOR DAMAGING ELECTION POSTER

The police are investigating a 62-year-old Singaporean man for allegedly damaging an election poster.

On 8 July 2020 at about 12.30 pm, the police received a report that a Progress Singapore Party election poster had been damaged in the vicinity of Jurong West Street 92. Officers from Jurong Police Division investigated and established the identity of the man who is believed to have committed the act.

The man is currently assisting with investigations. 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.

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