No More Thaipusam Talk Please! – Police will take action against those who incite enmity

Police-stop

Don’t pray pray….

SINGAPORE: The police will investigate and take action against those who incite enmity with rumours over the Thaipusam procession, the Ministry of Home Affairs said in a media statement on Friday (Feb 13).

MHA said there have been misrepresentations online and offline regarding the procession, after three men were arrested for disorderly behaviour at the event last week. “If such activities are deemed to incite enmity between different communities and races, the police will investigate and take firm action against anyone responsible for such offences,” said MHA. “Singaporeans should reject such actions and never allow them to take root in our society.”

The ministry added that investigations are underway into allegations made online by various individuals, including one of the three men charged in court, and a woman who said she had been pushed by police officers.

“The reactions to the incident in this year’s Thaipusam show that race and religion continue to be sensitive issues,” said MHA.

“Welcome to the internet,” said Murugayah Ramasamy, 38 a swimming instructor.

“It’s like a big open sewer of stupidity,” he added.

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