Lee Kuan Yew
Lee Kuan Yew

The Singapore Police Force is investigating a young male Singaporean who is suspected of having posted the fake photo claiming the death of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew earlier on Wednesday night, local media reported on Friday.
Lee kuan yewThe young man is a student and below 16 years old, according to Channel NewsAsia report.
The Singapore Police Force said it established the identity of the suspect within 24 hours and preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect was believed to have modified an earlier 2010 Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) media statement hosted on the PMO website and subsequently sent out a photo of the modified content.
The suspect is believed to have operated alone, police added. He is now assisting the Police with investigations for the offence of Access with Intent to Commit or Facilitate Commission of Offence under the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act, which carries a punishment of a fine not exceeding 50,000 Singapore dollars (36,232 U.S. dollars) or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years or to both.
As of Friday afternoon, Lee Kuan Yew is still “critically ill” at hospital, according to the latest press release from PMO. A designated area has been set up this afternoon at the Singapore General Hospital, where Lee is receiving treatment, for the public to place a card or flowers to Singapore’s founding father. Enditem

Source: Xinhua



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