The good Shan is magnaminous, but the police have to do their job to protect him. Minister Shan is too kind-hearted. Oppies make take advantage and try to hurt him. I hope the police will jail the oppies and double Shan's bodyguards.
SINGAPORE: Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam said on Wednesday (Mar 27) that while he laughed off an online threat to throw an egg at him, the police could not and had to interview the man.
A police report was lodged on Mar 19 against 20-year-old full-time National Serviceman Edmund Zhong who had left a comment on a Facebook post “suggesting that he wanted to throw an egg” at the minister, police had said.
A 47-year-old netizen who responded to the comment to provide information on the Minister’s upcoming meet-the-people session was also asked to assist the police with investigations for the offence of communicating an electronic record to incite violence under Section 267C of the Penal Code.
"There have been some media articles on Edmund Zhong and his threat to throw eggs," Mr Shanmugam said in his Facebook post on Wednesday.
"When I was told about it, I laughed it off - the somewhat exaggerated words of a young man.
"I was then told about some of his background, and that he would be interviewed to establish that he is not actually going to take any action."
Mr Shanmugam added: "I understood police’s concerns. I can laugh off these comments, but understandably, police can't."
Mr Shanmugam also said in his post that he was "much more concerned" about Mr Zhong's Facebook comments on his attitude to drugs.
"I hope he does not actually experiment further with cannabis, regardless of how desirable he thinks drugs are," said the Minister.