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Facebook user fined for fabricated posting on Little India riot

Published on Jun 26, 2014 1:25 PM
 
Desmond Lum Mun Hui, a technician, was fined $5,000 on Thursday for sending a false message through Facebook that three police officers and two civil defence officers died in the Little India riot. -- ST GRAPHICS 

SINGAPORE - A technician was fined $5,000 on Thursday for sending a false message through Facebook that three police officers and two civil defence officers died in the Little India riot.

Desmond Lum Mun Hui, 28, pleaded guilty to transmitting a message which he knew to be fabricated through Facebook on Dec 9 last year, a day after the riot.

He posted the comment: "Yesterday riot cause 3 spf and 2 cd dead.. all nsf.. haiz.. sg..'' from his home in Jurong West Street 42.

The term "spf'' referred to the Singapore Police Force and "cd'', Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).

 
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