Getai performer who shouted gang-related slogans at Yishun show to be charged

Getai performer who shouted gang-related slogans at Yishun show to be charged

Getai performer to be charged for shouting gang slogan
The man shouted gang slogans while performing at an event in September 2018, police said. (Image: Screengrabs from Facebook video)

SINGAPORE: A 39-year-old man who allegedly shouted gang-related slogans at a performance in Yishun last year will be charged in court on Tuesday (Apr 16), police said in a news release on Monday.

Malaysian Goh Wee Chong was performing as a getai singer at a Hungry Ghost Festival event held at Block 101 Yishun Avenue 5 at 10.30pm on Sep 7, 2018. 

A video uploaded on Facebook showed him singing on stage and shouting what is thought to the name of a secret society based in Singapore and Malaysia.

A police report was lodged three days later about the video.

The police said it takes a "very stern view of anyone threatening the public peace, and will spare no effort to ensure that offenders are brought to justice and face the full brunt of the law".

According to the charge sheet released on Tuesday, Goh was charged with using threatening words which were likely to cause alarm under the Protection from Harassment Act.

Goh has indicated that he intends to plead guilty. He faces a fine of up to S$5,000.

Source: CNA/ga(hm)

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