Singapore couple charged under Official Secrets Act for leak of school closure information

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A public servant, a 37-year-old female had allegedly taken a screenshot of the draft version of the joint media statement by the Ministry of Social and Family Development and the Ministry of Education.

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It states the details of the full home-based learning for schools and Institutes of Higher Learning and also the closure of pre schools and student care centres.

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She shared it with her husband, a 38-year-old via WhatsApp on 3 April 2020 at about 9am. 🤔🤔

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He proceeded to share the image with his friends.

Needless to say, the information was then passed on to more people before the statement was released officially later that day. 🤦

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If found guilty for infringement of the Official Secrets Act, the offenders will have to face a fine of up to S$2,000 and a jail term of up to two years.

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Please do not spread any confidential information to anybody. And don’t spread fake news too‼️

 

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