Police investigating party of 44 people drinking, singing at Boon Lay Way industrial building

The police are investigating 44 people who gathered at an industrial building located along Boon Lay Way on Friday (Jan 1).

The police said in a statement that they received a report about the gathering at 1.20am.

The group of 44 being investigated includes 41 Singaporeans, one Singapore Permanent Resident, one Malaysian and one Chinese National.

The police said in a statement that the group are being investigated for non-compliance with safe distancing measures (SDM) under the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the 44 people had allegedly gathered to socialise and that the premises are not licensed to provide public entertainment.

When police officers arrived, they found a large group of 29 men and 15 women, aged between 17 and 34, drinking, smoking and singing in an empty office.

Police investigations are ongoing.

Under the Public Entertainment Act, the offence of providing public entertainment without a valid licence carries a fine of up to $20,000.

The police also advised members of the public to take the prevailing safe distancing measures seriously.

For non-compliance with SDM under the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020, offenders may be jailed for up to six months, fined up to S$10,000, or both.

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