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Online posting case: Engineer jailed 2 months on prosecution's appeal

Published on Sep 14, 2012 3:57 PM
Gary Yue Mun Yew, 36, is accused of posting a doctored photo of a soldier about to shoot former deputy prime minister Wong Kan Seng. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

A man who put up an online posting carrying an incitement to violence on National Day two years ago was jailed for two months on Friday, after the prosecution successfully appealed to the High Court.

Gary Yue Mun Yew, 36, an engineer, had initially been fined $6,000 by a district court in March for posting a comment on the Facebook wall of sociopolitical platform Temasek Review.

In his posting was a link to a YouTube video depicting the assassination of former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat with the comment "We should re-enact a live version of this on our grandstand during our national's (sic) parade!!!!!!".

The district judge had concluded that Yue's intention was to seek attention rather than incite violence when he made the posting.

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