Man Arrested After Threatening PM Lee on Facebook Following Shooting Of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe : Report

A 45-year-old man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in inciting violence against Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong with his social media comment.

According to the reports, police received a report on Friday, at about 3.10pm, on the threat made in the comment section of CNA’s Facebook page, the threat was found in a comment section on the post regarding the shooting of former Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe. 

Officers from the Central Police Division later established the identity of the Facebook user and arrested him within five hours of the report, said the police on Saturday (July 9). L

A laptop, a tablet and four handphones were seized.

Investigations are ongoing.

Anyone convicted of the offence of making or communicating any electronic record containing any incitement to violence is liable to be punished with a jail term of up to five years, or a fine, or both.

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe died after being assassinated at a campaign event.

Shinzo Abe has died at the age of 67 after being shot during a speech at a campaign event for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in the city of Nara in western Japan on Friday, Japan’s NHK television reports.

According to local media, a suspect has been arrested following the incident and remains in custody.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken called the assassination of former Japanese PM Abe Shinzo a “shocking” and “profoundly disturbing” event. He described Abe as “an extraordinary partner … but also so admired as a global leader.”

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