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Saturday, 6 May 2017

Two arrested for sending threatening letters to PM Lee, DPM Tharman and others

Two suspects aged 18 and 53 have been arrested for their suspected involvement in sending threatening letters and hell notes to certain individuals, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam, said the Singapore Police Force.

Between 27 April and 4 May this year, police reports were made when several individuals, including political office holders, received letters and hell money in relation to the closure of the Sungei Road flea market.

The suspects were identified and arrested on 4 May, said the police. Several handwritten letters, mobile phones, envelopes, hell notes and a laptop computer were seized. Investigations are still in progress.

The letters were signed off by “Koh Eng Khoon”. Koh Eng Khoon is the name of the chairman of the Association for the Recycling of Second Hand Goods at the Sungei Road market. According to The Straits Times, Koh’s home was raided by the police at midnight on 27 April. Koh said his home was searched and his phone confiscated. He also denied involvement in sending the letters.

The case has been classified as criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication. If convicted, the arrested duo face up to two years’ jail and a fine.

BT: Reason I post the above is because some people think they cannot be traced and
arrested when they make threats anonymously.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Got people making threats on your blog?

Police Officer said...

BT you are spot on. In Singapore it is difficult for anyone who commit a crime and can get away scot-free. Most people who threaten others under the disguise of anonymity think they can get away. All it takes is for Google or through the meters in the blogs can the bloggers get the IP addresses of the perpetrators and report to the police. If it is a case of criminal intimidation with bodily harm the police will act fast.

Why so serious? said...

Well thank you for enlightening us Inspector Gadget.

Anonymous said...

What else is new? In Singapore everything oso kennot.

Boh Tong said...

Anonymous said...
Got people making threats on your blog?

BT: Yes making threats and using vulgarities on me.

Anonymous said...

Publicly encouraging people to steal other people's lunches is also wrong on so many levels. Double standard?

budweiser said...

Must be some crew that you tekan in the past glory days...

Wise Owl said...

"He who plays with fire may become its victim".

Anonymous said...

Y wud anyone wanna threaten uncle BT? Remind me of the crazies on the MRT. Stressful time for all