Police probe offensive graffiti on MRT hoarding

The illustration of a Muslim woman in a hijab is part of the artwork decorating a hoarding at the site of the upcoming Marine Parade MRT station.
The illustration of a Muslim woman in a hijab is part of the artwork decorating a hoarding at the site of the upcoming Marine Parade MRT station.PHOTO: HAIKAL LATIFF/TWITTER

The police are investigating an act of vandalism in which the word "terrorist" was scrawled on an illustration of a Muslim woman in a hijab.

The illustration was part of the artwork decorating a hoarding at the site of the upcoming Marine Parade MRT station, reported The New Paper (TNP) yesterday .

Undergraduate Haikal Latiff, 26, told TNP that he was on the pedestrian walkway beside Parc Seabreeze condominium in Joo Chiat Road when he had spotted the offensive word at 10pm on Thursday. He later tweeted a photo of it.

He said: "My girlfriend and I took it personally because as Muslims, we felt that this was uncalled for."

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The Land Transport Authority said the contractor had made a police report on Friday afternoon.

It is believed that the word was scrawled on a piece of paper with an adhesive back and stuck on the hijab area.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 04, 2017, with the headline 'Police probe offensive graffiti on MRT hoarding'. Print Edition | Subscribe