23 Nov 2005

3rd racist blogger sentenced to supervised probation in Singapore

2005-11-23 19:22:57

SINGAPORE, Nov. 23 (Xinhuanet) -- 17-year-old Gan Huai Shi, the third Singaporean charged with posting racist remarks online, was sentenced to 24 months of supervised probation on Wednesday.

According to Channel News Asia report, Gan will undergo psychological evaluation, attend counseling sessions to correct his misguided dislike of Malays and perform 180 hours of community service.

He was also requested to post a bond of 10,000 Singapore dollars (about 5,904 US dollars) to ensure good behavior.

The judge suggested that part of his community service be done in Malay welfare homes and a Malay probation officer be attached so as to let Gan know the Malay community better.

In early October this year, two other Singaporeans, Koh Seng Huat and Lim Yew in their 20s, were sentenced to jail for making racist remarks on their blogs, becoming the first people jailed under the Sedition Act since 1966.

Under the law, any act which promotes feelings of ill-will and hostility between different races of the population of Singapore is defined as having a seditious tendency.


Chris said...


So much for just posting childish entries?

locky2ky said...

so much?

maybe get him to stand at the naughty children corner for 24 seconds should suffice?

the sentence would definitely help him grow up!

Anonymous said...

Objectively speaking, I can pardon a 17yo for saying things which people do not say in polite company. I cannot however pardon the other two bloggers. What those two did was unconscionable. But this is a personal viw.