Founder of pro-PAP Facebook page under investigation for Cooling-Off Day breaches

Founder of pro-PAP Facebook page under investigation for Cooling-Off Day breaches

Jason Chua Chin Seng, the founder of the ‘Fabrications About The PAP’ Facebook page, is the third person to be investigated for allegedly violating the Parliamentary Elections Act.

SINGAPORE: A police report has been lodged against the man behind the "Fabrications About The PAP" Facebook page for violating Cooling-Off Day rules, and investigations are “ongoing”, police confirmed.

The founder of the page, Mr Jason Chua Chin Seng, took to his personal Facebook account on Friday (Jun 17) to detail how his personal electronic devices – a phone, an iPad and two laptops – were seized from his home.

He also wrote on the Fabrications About The PAP page that the two-hour “raid” on his home was preceded by a three-hour interview at the Police Cantonment Complex on Friday.

The Fabrications About The PAP page is followed by 85,000 people on Facebook, and is largely regarded as pro-PAP.

Mr Augustine Lee Zixu, the organising secretary of the opposition People’s Power Party, said in a Youtube post on Jun 15 that he had made a police report on Jun 13.

According to Mr Lee, the page had breached the Cooling-Off Day rules with two posts – one asking people to vote for the People's Action Party (PAP) by-election candidate Murali Pillai, and another criticising Mr Murali's rival, the Singapore Democratic Party’s Chee Soon Juan.

These posts appear to have been deleted when Channel NewsAsia checked on Jun 18.

Mr Chua is the third individual to be investigated for allegedly violating the Parliamentary Elections Act for Facebook posts made over Cooling-Off Day and Polling Day.

The two others are former political detainee Teo Soh Lung and blogger Roy Ngerng, who had their personal electronic devices confiscated as part of investigations. The police reports against the pair were made by the Assistant Returning Officer (ARO). Both had made posts in support of Dr Chee.

The ARO also made a police report against socio-political site The Independent Singapore.

Source: CNA/ll