Man, 45, arrested for threatening PM Lee in Facebook comment following Abe shooting

A 45-year-old man was arrested for allegedly inciting violence against Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a comment that he had made on Facebook.

The Chinese man had allegedly made the threat in the comment section of CNA's Facebook page following news of the shooting of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe.

The police said they received a report about the threat on July 8, at around 3.10pm.

Through follow up investigations, officers from Central Police Division established the identity of the Facebook user and arrested him within five hours of the report.

A laptop, a tablet and four handphones were seized.

Police investigations are ongoing.

Anyone convicted of the offence of making or communicating any electronic record containing any incitement to violence is liable to be punished with a jail term of up to five years and/or a fine.

The police said will not condone any acts that incite violence in Singapore.