40-year-old man arrested for urging others to commit violence in Facebook comments relating to Benjamin Lim case

The man demanded to know the identity of the five plainclothes policemen involved in the Benjamin Lim case and urged others to kill them, in a Facebook post
The man demanded to know the identity of the five plainclothes policemen involved in the Benjamin Lim case and urged others to kill them, in a Facebook postPHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Police have arrested a 40-year-old man for posting comments on Facebook urging others to commit violence.

He was arrested on Wednesday (March 2) under Section 267C of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, after the police managed to establish his identity.

On Feb 8, the police received a report regarding a post made by a Facebook user which included the comment, "Please reveal the identity of the 5 plainclothes officers and we go handle them ourselves. Kill them."

The comment was posted in response to a news article on the death of Benjamin Lim, a 14-year-old boy who was under investigation for outrage of modesty.

Investigations are ongoing.

If convicted, he can be jailed for up to five years and fined.