Website duo in trouble over inflammatory posts

Website duo in trouble over inflammatory posts
The New Paper has reported that the duo arrested by police are Mr Robin Yang and Ms Ai Takagi. The couple are believed to be two of the founders of The Real Singapore website, which was set up in 2012.

Two persons believed to be behind socio-political website The Real Singapore (TRS) have been arrested under the Sedition Act for inflammatory postings related to a recent incident during the Thaipusam procession.

Police said in a statement yesterday that they have arrested a 26-year-old Chinese Singaporean man and a 22-year-old Australian woman for posting remarks online "that could promote ill will and hostility among the different races in Singapore".

They did not further identify the duo, who are out on bail.

But The New Paper reported yesterday that they are Ms Ai Takagi and her boyfriend Robin Yang Kai Heng, who were spotted leaving the Police Cantonment Complex on Monday.

They are believed to be two of the site's founders.

TRS wrote on its site yesterday that one of its editors involved in the running of the site had been called up for investigations by police, along with four others.

It added that "she is currently cooperating fully with the police".

The arrests were prompted by a Feb 4 article on TRS alleging that a Filipino family's complaint over noise from drummers led to a scuffle during the Thaipusam procession on Feb 3.

Three Singaporeans were later charged over disorderly behaviour.

But the article's original writer reportedly distanced herself from the published version.

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