Police addresses the allegations against their actions in ‘criminal defamation’ case

The police has issued a statement on Wednesday (12th Dec) addressing the allegations made against them in the handling of Terry Xu and “Willy Sum” in the alleged “criminal defamation” case.

Netizens responding to the case have accused the police of over-reacting by seizing the electronic equipment of those involved in the investigation.

There were allegations made against police’s actions with regard to this case, including how Police had supposedly over-reached by seizing the electronic equipment of those involved.

As part of its investigations, the police had seized electronic equipment including laptops, mobile phones and hard drives from Xu and De Costa. This was necessary to secure and preserve evidence.

The seizure of the electronic equipment from Xu and De Costa uncovered evidence pointing towards the identity of the true author of the article, in this case, De Costa. It was also alleged in a posting written ostensibly by De Costa’s mother that the police had unreasonably prevented De Costa from leaving Singapore for an overseas trip.

The police also responded to a post by De Costa’s mother that suggest that the police had “unreasonably prevented De Costa from leaving Singapore for an overseas trip” which she has planned months ahead to celebrate her birthday.

The police had to act quickly as we had obtained information which suggested that De Costa was the true author of the offending article.

Charged for Criminal Defamation

Meanwhile Terry Xu (chief editor of The Online Citizen) and the author of supposed offending article “The Take Away From Seah Kian Ping’s Facebook Post”  Daniel Augustin De Costa aka Willy Sum have been charged on the same day for alleged criminal defamation.

De Costa will face an additional charge of unauthorised access to computer material under the Computer Misuse Act.

Speaking to TR Emeritus on his case, De Costa said “it will be an honor to stand trial with Terry Xu”.

Anyone convicted of criminal defamation may face a maximum sentence of two years imprisonment, a fine or both.

 

 

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7 Responses to “Police addresses the allegations against their actions in ‘criminal defamation’ case”

  • LIONS:

    I can never say enough the truth that the grievious $in committed in $in City is by the PAPig$ themselves.

    What is a CRITICISM compared to the $IN OF DESTROYING YOUR PEOPLE’S DECENT JOBS N LIVELIHOODS by your DUBIOUS ACTION$?

    Can our ministers deny that they have committed a very serious CRIME AGAINST THE PEOPLE?

    HAVE WE SEEN ANY GOOD SG CRUCUFYING THEM?

    REPUTATION THAT IS UNSHAKEN COMES FROM GOOD SOLID CHARACTER!
    THERE IS NO NEED TO SUE ESPECIALLY IF ONE HAS BEEN A GOOD LEADER.

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  • LIONS:

    Even the Great Confucius had open discourses with his students.
    Even the great greek scholars debated GENTLEMENLY then.

    So,our PRESIDENT N SAF SCHOLARS ARE VERY AFRAID TO DEBUNK CRITICS WHO ARE LESS SCHOLARLY THAN THEMSELVES,PREFERRING TO USE TOP LAWYERS TO KILL WEAKER OPPONENTS?

    Its like using a sledge-hammer to kill ANTS!
    $HAME!

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  • ShootFirstThenAskQuestions:

    WTH. Never imagined our SG would slide down like this.
    How can we still refer to ourselves as 1st world when peoples’ basic human freedoms are controlled.
    The PAP gov has made our country seem like some communist societies..namely NKorea.

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  • LIONS:

    Lets touch the deepest recesses of our hearts and ask if we,as MPs,ministers,perm secs,have been TOTALLY HONEST N NEVER,at anyone time,CHEATED THE PEOPLE OR DID ANYTHING THAT DECEIVE THE *BODY N SPIRIT* OF THE COUNTRY’S LAWS OR AGAINST THE PEOPLE?

    I DARE SAY NO MINISTER CAN TRUTHFULLY CLAIM COMPLETE GUILTLESSNESS?

    WELL,AM I SAYING FAKE NEWS THEN?

    8F SO,PROVE IT.

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  • Police go to hell:

    Is this defamation then? Yes or no, pap and the police bullies can go to hell.

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  • C'est la vie:

    *****
    Two bit outfit is what they are.

    To secure and preserve evidence is what they say !!!

    A load of bollocks is what I say !!!

    The author has confirmed he is the originator of the “article” !!!

    The SPF, from bottom to top have shit for brains, only ever good for one thing, following instructions and extremely fortunate to have subservient citizens who have given them an easy ride, and not exposed theirs imbecilities !!!
    ***
    ******

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  • JJ:

    This is sheer tyranny through a police state machinery to thump down a people which voted for oppression by the powers that be. Singapore people should stand up and vote out pap.

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