Getai singer who shouted gang slogans at Yishun show to be charged

Screengrabs of the video that circulated online, which showed the alleged suspect performing at a Seventh Month celebration in Yishun last year.

SINGAPORE — A 39-year-old Getai singer who shouted gang-related slogans during a performance last year is set to be charged on Tuesday (16 April).

The police said in a news release that the man will be charged for using threatening words that would likely cause alarm.

At about 9.50pm on 10 September last year, the police received a report about a video circulating online that showed a man “shouting gang-related slogans at a dinner event”.

Investigations found that the man had been performing on 7 September at a Seventh Month festival at a carpark in Yishun. During the show, he allegedly shouted the slogans, which were heard by the event’s attendees.

“The police take a very stern view of anyone threatening the public peace, and will spare no effort to ensure that offenders are brought to justice and face the full brunt of the law,” said the police.

If found guilty, the man could be fined up to $5,000.

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