Racist rant: Amy Cheong gets stern warning from police

The police have issued a stern warning to Miss Amy Cheong over her expletive-filled racist rant on Facebook last year.

The 38-year-old Australian and Singapore permanent resident, who has returned to her family home in Perth, confirmed to The Straits Times that she received an e-mail from the police last week informing her of the closure of her case file.

In response to media queries, the police confirmed that investigations into this case have been completed.

A spokesman said: "In consultation with the Attorney-General's Chambers, police have administered a stern warning to the defendant for an offence under Section 298A (b) of the Penal Code, Chapter 224."

In a phone interview with The Straits Times yesterday, Miss Cheong said: "I can start my life afresh. It has been an adjustment period for me."

She added that her life took a drastic turn on returning to Perth in October last year and she has been trying to put the episode behind her.

"I have no solid plans. Perhaps one day, I will return to Singapore," said Miss Cheong, who moved to the Republic a decade ago and found life difficult.

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