Sunday, November 20, 2011

If you are in Singapore, don't simply upload pic to the Facebook

A member of Singapore's ruling party has been forced to quit and is under police investigation after using a Facebook post to describe Muslim children in a school bus as terrorists in training.

A police spokesman told AFP Friday that they were investigating Jason Neo, 30, after members of the public lodged complaints over the posting he made on the social networking site in February.

Local media reported Friday that Neo was forced to quit the youth wing of the People's Action Party (PAP) after fellow members disowned his remarks.

The PAP has ruled Singapore since 1959 and its youth wing is open to members up to the age of 40.

The Straits Times newspaper on Friday published a photo of the controversial Facebook posting made by Neo.

Under a picture of a green, white and yellow school bus ferrying what appeared to be Muslim children, some of them wearing skull caps, he wrote a caption that said: "Bus filled with young terrorist trainees?"