A video emerged online showing a man stopping his car beside a construction worker and having a short conversation with him.
The man was seen in the video teaching the worker how to chant gang poems.
He was seen telling the worker, “I say ‘yo ah yo’, you say ‘sio li yo’,” and then he started chanting the gang poem while the worker followed up.
It is an offence to be a member of an unlawful society under Section 14(3) of the Societies Act 1966 and Section 34(7)(a) of the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020.
Anyone found guilty of being a member of an unlawful society can be jailed for up to three years, fined up to S$5,000, or both.
The Police have zero tolerance towards secret society activities and will not hesitate to take strong actions, including invoking the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act that provides for detention without trial, against anyone involved in secret society and criminal activities that threatens the public safety, peace and good order.
Members of the public are advised to steer clear of secret society activities and to report those engaging in such unlawful activities to the Police immediately.