HDB officer charged with breaching OSA for revealing confidential information to ST reporter
The offender, if convicted, will face fines and imprisonment.
A Housing and Development Board (HDB) officer will be charged on Nov. 10 by the police for breaching the Official Secrets Act (OSA).
According to Today, the officer who was not named, will be charged for “wrongfully communicating confidential information” to a reporter with The Straits Times (ST).
The police have also issued a stern warning to the reporter.
No further details were given in the report and the ST reporter has not been identified.
Official Secrets Act
The OSA is an act which prohibits the disclosure of official documents and information.
Below is the specific section that the offender is charged under:
Fines and Imprisonment
Depending on the severity of the case, the offender if convicted, will face fines and imprisonment.