SINGAPORE: A day after it was reported that a police report had been made against former Nominated Member of Parliament Calvin Cheng for his remarks that seemingly advocated the killing of terrorists’ children “in case they grow up to take revenge”, it has emerged that there was at least one more report lodged over the same issue.
A 34-year-old man who only wanted to be known as Nuh showed TODAY a report he made against Mr Cheng on Nov 30 after finding the latter’s comments “unnecessary and (an) incitement of violence”.
He added: “I feel that Calvin Cheng’s ideology or remarks are poisonous to Singapore society and such similar remarks (made) by others in future could be a justification to commit violence against certain ages, genders, races and religious groups.”
On Monday (Dec 14), Mr Augustin Lee Tze Shih, organising secretary of the opposition People’s Power Party, had also made a police report over Mr Cheng’s words.
Mr Cheng’s controversial comments on killing the children of terrorists were posted on Nov 17. It was in response to a Facebook thread started by Future-Moves group chief executive Devadas Krishnadas about liberalism and security.
Mr Cheng’s views attracted much criticism, and he later clarified on his blog that his comments were not “hate speech”.
He added then that he was “hoping to tease out a philosophical discussion about the killing of children (and women) terrorists”, after reading a CNN article about the Islamic State militant group grooming children as terrorists.
Mr Cheng also apologised to the Media Literacy Council, of which he is a member, and the Media Development Authority Singapore.
Read the full TODAY report here.