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Woman 'of Malay ethnicity' under police probe for allegedly promoting enmity between different races, after posting offensive tweets against Malays

SINGAPORE — The police are investigating a 27-year-old Singaporean woman for allegedly “promoting enmity between different racial groups”.

Woman 'of Malay ethnicity' under police probe for allegedly promoting enmity between different races, after posting offensive tweets against Malays

The police said on Thursday (Sept 2) that it was investigating 27-year-old Twitter user 'Matilda Lee' in relation to her allegedly offensive posts against the Malay community.

SINGAPORE — The police are investigating a 27-year-old Singaporean woman "of Malay ethnicity" for allegedly promoting enmity between different racial groups.

In a news release on Thursday (Sept 2), the police said that they were doing so after a report was lodged on Sunday relating to offensive content allegedly posted against the Malay community on Twitter by a user who goes by the moniker “Matilda Lee”.

The police established the identity of the woman on Aug 29.

Investigations are ongoing.

Under Section 298A of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, those who commit the offence of promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of race can be jailed up to three years or be fined, or both.

This is not the first time that someone has been accused of posting racially insensitive tweets under a pseudonym.

Earlier this year, 35-year-old Zainal Abidin Shaiful Bahari was sentenced to three weeks' jail after posting multiple racially insensitive tweets under the pseudonym “Sharon Liew”.
 

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