Student issued stern warning over fake PMO statement on Lee Kuan Yew's death

SINGAPORE - A male Singaporean student has been issued a stern warning by the police for posting a photo of what appeared to be a statement from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) website, announcing the death of former prime minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

The photo was circulated online on March 18 after the PMO issued an update that Mr Lee was critically ill.

The PMO subsequently lodged a police report and a suspect was detained within 24 hours.

The police said in a statement today that investigations into the case have been completed.

In consultation with the Attorney-General's Chambers, the police issued the culprit, who has yet to reach 16 years of age, with a stern warning in lieu of prosecution.