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The Police will be charging a 33-year-old man, a Singaporean Indian, in court on 3 July 2021 for the offence of public nuisance, with a view to seek an order from the court to remand the man for psychiatric assessment.

On 2 July 2021 at 1.50am, the Police received a call for assistance at Carpark F2 of East Coast Park. Preliminary investigations revealed that a man allegedly shouted racist remarks against two different groups of Chinese men and assaulted one of the men. When officers arrived, the suspect was no longer at scene. A 21-year-old man was subsequently conveyed to the hospital, in a conscious state, and was given outpatient treatment.

Through investigations, the identity of the 33-year-old man was established and he was arrested for the offence of public nuisance. He will also be investigated for the offence of uttering words with deliberate intent to wound the racial feelings of any person, voluntarily causing hurt and intentional harassment.

The offence of uttering words with deliberate intent to wound the racial feelings of any person under Section 298 of the Penal Code, carries an imprisonment term of up to three years, a fine of up to $5,000, or both. The offence of public nuisance under Section 290(b) of the Penal Code carries an imprisonment term of up to three months, or with a fine of up to $2,000, or both. The offence of voluntarily causing hurt is punishable under Section 323 of the Penal Code and carries an imprisonment term of up to three years, a fine which may extend to $5,000, or both. The offence of intentionally causing harassment under Section 3(2) of the Protection from Harassment Act carries an imprisonment term of up to six months, a fine of up to $5,000, or both.

The Police will take strong action against those who commit acts that harm racial harmony in Singapore.

 


PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
03 July 2021 @ 11:30 AM
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