Investigation of 'anti-PAP' flier

The Online Citizen reported on its website that its Chief Editor, was summoned to "the police station to ask about the so called "anti-PAP" flier which was distributed to several household in April."

I emailed the Singapore Police Force (SPF) on 10 June 2010, to enquire if SPF was investigating just one website, or if other websites will be called up for questioning for this case.

After all, the flier first appeared in full and without edits in Temasek Review on 9 April 2010 (although Temasek Review, has since taken down this post).

If SPF deems that Temasek Review has got to be investigated in relation to this case, I wonder who from Temasek Review will be called up, as the leadership at Temasek Review remain incognito.

In my email to SPF, I also asked if they had identified the suspect(s) behind the flier distribution; and if they had, what were the suspect(s) motivation for doing this?

I further asked SPF if this was an exercise to 'silence' the critiques of PAP (People's Action Party), both offline and online; and what was the basis for SPF to investigate this incident under the Sedition Act (as reported by Today), where the offender if convicted, faces a fine of up to $5000 and/or a maximum of 3 years imprisonment.

SPF replied me on 11 June 2010 and said that the matter is receiving their attention and that they will reply me in due course.

---Afternote---

SPF got back to me today that they are unable to comment on on-going investigations.

Comments

soojenn said…
"SPF replied me on 11 June 2010 and said that the matter is receiving their attention and that they will reply me in due course."

Reply.. that will be the day. It won't be surprising if they give an answer which is a non answer. Enough experience right to the top (MHA) tells that the SPF will take you around the merry bush and finally still leave you in the dark.

They may finally tell you that you are not the person involved so they will need not reply you.