Workers Party Chair, Sylvia Lim, will not be pursuing the matter of an alleged phone hacking by state sponsored attackers and because of that, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) will treat the case as ‘closed’.
SPF statement on the matter
The SPF announced this in a statement today (24 Feb) that they have received instructions from Ms Lim that she was satisfied with Home Affairs Minister, K Shanmugam’s reply on her parliamentary question to a notification she received from Apple about an alleged hacking by state sponsored attackers.
Thus she did not hand her phone over for examination or did not file a report with regards to the notification she received.
Due to the above mentioned, the SPF has then decided to close the case.
Initially advised to lodge a report
Ms Lim was at first advised by the SPF to lodge a report as these allegations were serious and had implications on national security.
They also said that she could hand her phone over and they will engage a commercial expert in forensics to do the examinations instead so that the whole process can remain secure, auditable and most importantly transparent.
Met on 23 Feb
SPF also said that they had met with Ms Lim yesterday (23 Feb) saying that the notification which she had received was the same as what many other Apple users reported.
Image source: Sylvia Lim/Facebook