AGC reminds public to refrain from making comments related to 3 men charged in Thaipusam incident

SINGAPORE - The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) has reminded the public to refrain from making comments regarding three Singaporean men charged with offences allegedly committed during a Thaipusam procession.

An AGC spokesman noted that various comments have been made on the Internet pertaining to the three men - Ramachandra Chandramohan, 32, Jaya Kumar Krishnasamy, 28, Gunasegaran Rajendran, 33 - who were charged on Feb 7 with various offences which had been allegedly committed by them during a Thaipusam procession on Feb 3.

"As criminal proceedings are currently before the Courts, we would like to remind the public that statements made may be sub judice contempt of court, if the statements are calculated to affect the judicial process and there is a real risk of prejudice being caused to the ongoing proceedings," the spokesman said in a statement on Wednesday.

"All parties are advised to refrain from making any public comments, or posting any statements on the Internet on these matters which may have that effect, pending final determination of the legal proceedings by the Courts," the statement said.

It added that the AGC takes a serious view of statements made which are calculated to interfere with the integrity of the administration of justice. Anyone who has information on the case should send it to the Police.