2 alleged ‘SG Nasi Lemak’ Telegram group administrators slapped with more charges

The other two teens arrested were given additional charges on Oct. 18.

Guan Zhen Tan | October 22, 2019, 12:29 PM

Four people were charged in court on Oct. 15 over their alleged involvement in the “SG Nasi Lemak” chat group that promoted vice.

They are Abdilah Sabaruddin, 17, Justin Lee Han Shi, 19, Leonard Teo Min Xuan, 26, and Liong Tianwei, 37.

They were arrested on Oct. 14.

Given more charges

Teo and Liong, the two alleged administrators of the group, were slapped with more charges on Oct. 22.

According to Today,  Liong has been charged with three counts of transmitting pornographic material through the chat group on three separate days - once in June, and twice in July.

Liong returns to court on Oct. 29, and remains in remand at the Woodlands Police Division for another week.

Teo is further accused of possessing pornographic material in his electronic devices.

Court-ordered psychiatric observation

Teo will be remanded at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) for psychiatric observation for two weeks before returning to court on Nov. 5.

According to CNA, Teo's lawyer Ashwin Ganapathy asked about the period of remand, noting that the maximum jail term for the fresh charge is just three months.

But the judge said that the past week of remand was for psychiatric observation, and that the IMH needed more time to complete their investigation.

Teens out on bail

Lee and Abdillah were also given one additional charge on Oct. 18 for possessing obscene objects in their mobile phones.

Lee also stands accused of possessing them in his computer.

The teenagers are out on a bail of S$5,000 and will return to court on Nov. 15.

The police has reportedly received reports pertaining to "SG Nasi Lemak" between March and October this year.

The chat group received wider attention in September when several women reported finding their photos being circulated within the Telegram group.

The group has since been taken down.

At its peak, it had between 44,000 to 46,000 members.

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Top image adapted via Leonard Teo Min Xuan's Facebook page, and Mishap_bella's Twitter

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