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Singapore: Indian, 13, held over bomb threat
Singapore, January 01, 2013
First Published: 20:32 IST(1/1/2013)
Last Updated: 01:40 IST(2/1/2013)

A 13-year-old boy, believed to be from India but attending school in Singapore, was arrested here after he allegedly threatened to plant bombs in a local casino resort, a media report said Tuesday.

The boy said in a Facebook post that the day he leaves Singapore, he is going to take “a big big revenge” and “spit everywhere” and “plant bombs on Marina Bay Sands”, Xinhua quoted the Straits Times as saying.

The post also contained an expletive and was critical of Singapore, the report said. The police said they were in touch with the school the student listed on his Facebook page. The police said that the case comes under the Breach of Prohibition Against False Threats of Terrorist Acts.

The boy, who cannot be named as he is a minor, is believed to have posted the threat last week. The offence is punishable with a fine of 100,000 Singapore dollars ($80,000) or imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, or both.

In October, an employee of the country’s main union was fired after posting a Facebook comment criticising local Malays, while a Chinese studying at a university was punished for calling Singaporeans “dogs”.

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