GE2015: Three men assisting the police with investigations into defaced election posters

Workers putting up PAP posters in Tampines on Sept 1, 2015. Three men have been brought in by Police for questioning over defaced election posters.
Workers putting up PAP posters in Tampines on Sept 1, 2015. Three men have been brought in by Police for questioning over defaced election posters. PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

SINGAPORE - Three men have been brought in by the police for questioning over defaced election posters.

In a statement on Sunday, the police confirmed that the trio, aged between 20 and 36, are assisting with investigations into the cases.

Several photos of torn election posters have been circulating on social media over the past few days.

It is an offence for any person to alter, remove, destroy, obliterate or deface any election posters or banners under the Parliamentary Elections Act.

Those convicted could be fined up to $1,000 or jailed up to 12 months.