Singapore rebuts claims by American Mikhy Farrera Brochez in HIV data leak

Mikhy Farrera Brochez, the American who allegedly leaked information of 14,200 people from Singapore's HIV Registry.
Mikhy Farrera Brochez, the American who allegedly leaked information of 14,200 people from Singapore's HIV Registry.PHOTO: MUGSHOTS.COM

Baseless allegations made against the Singapore authorities by Mikhy Farrera Brochez, the American at the centre of the HIV Registry data leak, show him to be a pathological liar, the Singapore Police Force and Singapore Prison Service said in a statement yesterday. They were rebutting claims he madeon Facebook over his role in the data leak, his HIV-positive status and his time in jail.

In a separate statement, the Ministry of Health said it would be working with the police on appropriate actions over Brochez's threat to reveal the confidential data in future.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 14, 2019, with the headline 'S'pore rebuts claims by American in HIV data leak'. Print Edition | Subscribe