Singapore police have arrested two suspects for allegedly sending threatening letters and hell notes to several people, including political office holders and a reporter, pertaining to the closure of Sungei Road flea market.
According to the press release on Friday, police received multiple reports of threatening letters and hell notes that were sent to several people. Channel NewsAsia reported that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam were also among the targeted list of political office holders.
On Thursday, the two suspects, aged 18 and 53, were arrested4 after police established their identities. A number of handwritten letters, mobile phones, laptop, envelopes and hell notes were seized following their arrest.
Today Online reported that on Apr 29 a copy of a handwritten letter was sent to them to express anger over the closing of the Sungei Road flea market. The letter was addressed to PM Lee Hsien Loong and other MPs.
"Don't forget the 200 people and supporters. We only ask for this place. That's not much," the letter read.
The police said investigations are going on. If the suspects are convicted of criminal intimation by an anonymous communication, each of them will be liable for jail term of up to two years. In addition to that, they will also be liable to punishment under Section 506, or punishment for criminal intimidation, of up to two years of jail, a fine, or both.