Police: We will not hesitate to take action against those who spread ‘false information’
Posted by temasektimes on March 31, 2012
The police has issued a stern warning to Singaporeans to stop spreading ‘false information’ about unverified cases of ‘kidnapping’ on social media or face the consequences for their actions.
Since a netizen ‘Allison Goon’ shared her experience of almost having her child led away by a PRC lady at Ang Mo Kio Hub two weeks ago, suspected ‘kidnapping’ cases have surfaced in Simei, Tampines, Yishun and Bukit Panjang.
The latest incident about a Malay girl being ‘kidnapped’ in Tampines Street 22 turned out to be hoax as the police has confirmed it did not receive any police report on the case at all.
Neither was the Primary 3 boy from Griffiths Primary School who reportedly went ‘missing’ on the morning of 29 March ‘kidnapped’ as well as the school principal Madam Yap Weng Ha has smsed concerned parents clarifying that the boy simply took a bus home without informing anyone.
In the statement released to the media, the police clarified that investigations into the matter are on-going and so far, nobody has been ’kidnapped’ or ‘abducted’, adding that it will not hesitate to take action against anyone who ‘knowingly’ spread the rumors.
Singaporeans should heed the police’s warning seriously as it will be joke if they end up being arrested instead of the suspected ‘kidnappers’ at the end of the day.