S'pore netizen charged for Facebook comment threatening to 'open fire' on LGBT community

Elena Chong
The Straits Times
June 30, 2016

A 36-year-old man was charged on Thursday (June 30) with allegedly asking for "permission to open fire" in a Facebook post on the page of a local group opposed to an annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rally.

Senior executive Bryan Lim Sian Yang is said to have made an electronic record containing an incitement to violence on June 6.

In the post on a Facebook group page named "We are against Pinkdot in Singapore'', he wrote: "I am a Singaporean citizen. I am a NSman, I am a father. And I swore to protect my nation. Give me the permission to open fire. I would like to see these £@€$^*s die for their causes''.

At least three police reports have been made over it.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Wong Woon Kwong asked that the case be adjourned to complete investigation.

Lim, represented by Mr Adrian Wee, will be back in court on Aug 4. Bail of $10,000 was offered.

If convicted, he can be jailed for up to five years and/or fined.

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