THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Singaporean probed for toothpicks in bus seat


By AFP

Thursday 10 August 2017, 03:02PM


The Facebook user posted a photo showing three toothpicks sticking out of a bus seat.

The Facebook user posted a photo showing three toothpicks sticking out of a bus seat.

A 60-year-old Singaporean could be jailed for up to two years if found guilty of sticking toothpicks into a bus seat in a suspected case of "mischief", Singapore police said on Tuesday (August 8).

Singapore, whose crime rates are among the world's lowest, has tough laws for minor offences such as vandalism, which can be punished with caning. The import and sale of chewing gum is banned except for medical reasons.

Police launched an investigation after a bus company in the city-state reported last week that one of their vehicles' passenger seats was perforated with toothpicks.

"Through extensive ground enquiries and with the assistance of CCTV footages, officers... established the identity of the suspect," they said in a statement on Tuesday.

A Facebook user posted pictures at the end of last month of three toothpicks sticking out of a bus seat, with the post shared more than 2,500 times.

"This happens to me this morning (Thank God, I did check before I sat down)," the female user wrote.

If found guilty of the offence of mischief, the suspect- whose identity was not revealed, could be jailed for up to two years or fined, or both.

Singapore has faced criticism from rights groups about cracking down hard on relatively minor crimes.

In 2015, two young German men were sentenced to nine months in prison and three strokes of the cane for spray-painting a metro train.

 

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Thailand bans Boeing 737 MAX flights for 7 days

"You are going to have to read the article more closely. "Thai airlines do not operate MAX...(Read More)


Phuket gun-toting driver apprehended

All the bb guns sold on the island dont have revovling chambers or have bullets with them. At a simi...(Read More)


Patong Police to create LINE group with rental shops to monitor tourist bike riders

Lovely, draw attention on foreign tourists. Thai underaged kids, families of 4 without helmet/drivin...(Read More)


Trash Talk: Tackling waste in Phuket

And why is in 2019 the Phuket Saphan Hin incinerators still not able to handle 1000 ton of daily was...(Read More)


Trash Talk: Tackling waste in Phuket

All written in this article is common knowledge by Phuket governors and officials of relevant minis...(Read More)


Trash Talk: Tackling waste in Phuket

As long we are calling beach cleaners beach heroes and heroines , with thanks and respect for their ...(Read More)


Patong Police to create LINE group with rental shops to monitor tourist bike riders

No motorcycle license from your own country will void your travel insurance and you are not insurabl...(Read More)


Patong Police to create LINE group with rental shops to monitor tourist bike riders

Hi many rental shops will check that the customer has a driving license but this is not enough. Many...(Read More)


Patong Police to create LINE group with rental shops to monitor tourist bike riders

I don't think it should be restricted just to foreigners but should include locals. There are ma...(Read More)


Patong Police to create LINE group with rental shops to monitor tourist bike riders

Does anyone have the link to join the LINE group please? I am a local resident and I would like to c...(Read More)