The police are investigating a 27-year-old Singaporean woman of Malay ethnicity for promoting enmity between different racial groups.
According to the police release, the police received a report on Aug. 29 relating to offensive content allegedly posted against the Malay community by a Twitter user with the moniker, ‘Matilda Lee’.
Through investigations, the Police established the identity of the woman on the same day.
Police investigations are ongoing.
The offence of promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of race under Section 298A of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, carries an imprisonment term of up to three years, or a fine, or both.
What did she tweet?
In response to the National Day Rally speech made by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, circulating screenshots of her now deleted tweets show her saying the following:
"Is it really f**king necessary to say it in Malay language? We only have 3 important languages in SG, Chinese, Tamil and English."
"We only want peace here NOT headache or bullsh*t from the Malays in Singapore here."
She also pinned a tweet which wrote:
"Yes it's true, in Singapore, we don't like Malays. Period..."
While these tweets have been removed, the account is still live on Twitter.
A person claiming to be her father said in an online comment that the woman has been unwell since 2013 and has schizophrenia. He pleaded with the online community to stop making it "viral", and urged people to forgive the woman.
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