71-year-old suspect arrested in relation to bus-stop vandalism 'supporting' CPF blogger

71-year-old suspect arrested in relation to bus-stop vandalism 'supporting' CPF blogger

SINGAPORE - In addition, the electrical box at the junction of Hill Street and North Boat Quay, and stone seats along Stamford Road were also affected. Phrases such as "We support CPF blogger" and "Return our CPF money" were scrawled in black block letters across the affected areas. These appeared to be messages of support for blogger Roy Ngerng, who on May 18 received a letter of demand from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong regarding defamatory remarks made in a blog about the Central Provident Fund scheme.


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SINGAPORE - The police have arrested a 71-year-old man for suspected involvement in a series of vandalism cases that happened along Clemenceau Ave, River Valley Road, Hill Street and Victoria Street.

On May 23, at about 8am, the police received a report of graffiti on the advertisement board at a bus-stop along Hill Street.

Officers from Central Police Division conducted checks along Clemenceau Ave, River Valley Road, Hill Street and Victoria Street and found 11 other bus-stops defaced with similar graffiti.

In addition, the electrical box at the junction of Hill Street and North Boat Quay, and stone seats along Stamford Road were also vandalised.

After ground enquiries, stake-out operations and reviewing CCTV video footage, officers arrested a man who fitted the description of the suspect along North Bridge Road on May 27 at about 9.15pm.

If convicted of vandalism, the suspect faces a prison term of up to three years, or a fine of up to $2,000. Male offenders under the age of 50 are also liable to be caned between three and eight strokes.

Investigations are on-going.

minlee@sph.com.sg

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