Nee Soon GRC Member of Parliament, Louis Ng, will not be facing criminal charges for holding a sign with the words “support them” during a visit to hawkers, without a permit.
Ng was investigated for holding the placard, and the latest update comes after the police concluded their investigations into the incident.
He was investigated after local activist Jolovan Wham was charged with holding a card with a smiley face on it in Toa Payoh back in 2020.
The police have been directed by the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) to take no further action against the MP under the Public Order Act, according to a spokesperson for the AGC.
The spokesperson said that “Investigations have revealed that Mr Ng was exercising his duty as a Member of Parliament, in expressing care and support for the welfare of the hawkers in his constituency during the Covid-19 pandemic.”
They added that part of the key considerations in deciding if an offence had been committed in the act are the nature of the act and the intent of the person.