Philippine embassy reminds Tan Tock Seng nurse to watch his social media usage

A photo illustration of a man looking at a computer screen. The Philippine embassy in Singapore has told a Filipino nurse to be "extra careful with his social media usage", days after disparaging remarks about Singaporeans appeared on his Facebook ac
A photo illustration of a man looking at a computer screen. The Philippine embassy in Singapore has told a Filipino nurse to be "extra careful with his social media usage", days after disparaging remarks about Singaporeans appeared on his Facebook account, which he said was hacked. -- PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

SINGAPORE - The Philippine embassy in Singapore has told a Filipino nurse to be "extra careful with his social media usage", days after disparaging remarks about Singaporeans appeared on his Facebook account, which he said was hacked.

The Facebook post called Singaporeans "loosers" (losers) and expressed hope that "disators (disasters) will strike Singapore". The Tan Tock Seng Hospital nurse has reported to the police that his account was hacked.

The Philippine embassy added that it has reiterated its previous advisories on the use of social media.

"Since the matter is under police investigation, the embassy advised the person concerned to cooperate fully with the SPF (Singapore Police Force)."

Tan Tock Seng Hospital has said it is working with the police on the investigation.

ziliang@sph.com.sg