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Mr Sze Kai Xuan 23 years old was sentenced to 18 months jail on Monday (05 December 2016) for posting bomb hoax on social media on 14 January 2016.
He posted “Today is the day everyone, cherish it before I bomb City Hall.” on social media.
The post was shared fast on social media and police was alerted.
Police officers were dispatched to 18 MRT station to conduct checks and foot patrols.
On report, Mr Sze did not have a mental disorder.
District Judge Shawn Ho said “Singapore faces an ever-present terror threat that is at its highest level in recent times. Against this backdrop of a fraught security climate, bomb hoaxes clearly exploit general apprehension and anxiety. Such reprehensible conduct must be strongly punished and deterred.”
Mr Sze is on bail pending an appeal.