Tuesday, January 01, 2013 7:15 am
Singapore police arrest boy, 13, over bomb threat
The Associated Press
The police said Tuesday that the case comes under the Breach of Prohibition Against False Threats of Terrorist Acts.
According to a post on Facebook, which has since been taken down, the boy said when he leaves Singapore he was going to take revenge and "plant bombs on Marina Bay Sands."
A spokesman for Marina Bay Sands said that it had made a police report.
The case comes after several online incidents involving offensive messages. In October, an employee of the country's main union was fired after posting a Facebook comment criticizing local Malays, while a Chinese scholar studying at a Singapore university was punished for calling Singaporeans "dogs" on his Weibo account.