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Police are investigating a 22-year-old man for allegedly making racially insensitive remarks on a social networking website.
SINGAPORE: Police are investigating a 22-year-old man for allegedly making racially insensitive remarks on a social networking website.
In a statement on Friday, police said the man is believed to have assumed the fictitious online name of "Heather Chua" on the social networking website.
Police said they received several reports from members of the public on the offensive remarks posted by someone who claimed to be "Heather Chua".
The first police report was lodged on January 3.
Police said through extensive investigations, they established the identity of the man who is believed to have assumed the fictitious profile of "Heather Chua" to make the remarks.
The man is assisting the police with investigations.
Police have advised the public against spreading racially or religiously offensive material as this may be seen as inciting enmity.
They warned that any person found guilty of promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion or race and carrying out acts that undermine harmony can be jailed up to three years and fined.