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Man arrested for online threat against Kenneth Jeyaretnam

Published on Jan 23, 2013 10:41 PM
 
Mr Kenneth Jeyaretnam leaves the Sengkang Neighbourhood Police Centre. A 23-year-old was arrested today for transmitting an online threat against the Reform Party chief. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

A 23-year-old was arrested today for transmitting an online threat against Reform Party chief Kenneth Jeyaretnam.

The Police said the arrest arose from the report lodged by Mr Jeyaretnam on Jan 18. On that day, Mr Jeyaretnam had been spotted leaving the Sengkang Neighbourhood Police Centre.

Mr Jeyaretnam has said that he and his family have been receiving death threats since he was announced as a candidate for the Punggol East by-election.

One of the threats involved two e-mails that were sent to his son who lives in London.

The Police have classified the case as Criminal Intimidation under Section 506 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. It said that investigations are ongoing.

The Police did not reveal the identity of the person arrested.