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Video showing MBS in flames sparks police probe

Film student questioned over what he says was a special-effects assignment

Published on Feb 4, 2014 8:08 AM

A Singaporean film student has stoked the ire of netizens - and attracted the attention of the police - after posting a video that showed Marina Bay Sands going up in flames.

Mr Caleb Rozario, 23, is assisting in police investigations after he uploaded an animated clip showing the landmark being attacked by missiles on social media site Facebook in December.

The diploma student at private media school SAE Institute told The Straits Times yesterday that the video was a special-effects assignment.

"It wasn't a threat or a malicious video," he said. "I chose Marina Bay Sands in particular for cinematic effect. In Hollywood movies, they have a tendency to attack landmarks."

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