A 32-year-old man was charged on Monday with vandalism by scrawling graffiti on the Cenotaph at Connaught Drive with spray paint.
No plea was taken from Mohamad Khalid Mohamad Yusop, who works as a security officer.
He is accused of scrawling the word "democracy'' with a big "X'' under it on on the war monument at about 11.30pm on Tuesday night.
The big "X'' cancelled out the years 1914 to 1918, which mark the period when World War I raged.
Khalid, who was not represented, was clad in a red T-shirt with the words "Get Go'' emblazoned on it.
He was arrested at Handy Road last Saturday at about 11.30am and will be remanded at Central police division for further investigation.
The case will be mentioned next Monday.
If convicted, he could be fined up to $2,000 or jailed for up to three years and given between three and eight strokes of the cane.