Man jailed for e-mailing bomb hoax to 83 Members of Parliament
By Shaffiq Alkhatib | Posted: 19 September 2011 1758 hrs
SINGAPORE: Unhappy with the outcome of a job interview, a 34-year-old man decided to get back at the company's managing director by sending out bomb hoax messages in the MD's name to more than 80 Members of Parliament (MPs).
They include Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew.
For sending out the false threats, David Daniel Liu Fu Long was sentenced on Monday to nine months' jail.
He could have been jailed up to seven years and fined a maximum of S$50,000.
Liu had gone for the interview with marketing firm Redwoods Advance at around 2.30pm on 18 May for the position of sales executive.
But for reasons not mentioned in court, he became angry during a discussion about the company's compensation package.
Liu started shouting at the company's managing director, 31-year-old Adrian Chua You Hong, and its other employees.
He left the company's Beach Road office and made his way to an Internet cafe at near Bras Basah Complex where he created an email account in Mr Chua's name.
He then typed out a message, threatening to bomb parliament, the police force as well as the prison complex.
Liu then signed off with Mr Chua's name, position, office address and contact details.
The court heard that Liu then visited the Singapore Government Directory Interactive website to obtain the MPs' email addresses before sending them the bomb threat.
Police Security Command's head of Operations and Intelligence Superintendent Tan Su Leng came across the email on her office computer later that evening.
She lodged a report the next day and Liu was arrested.