It appears that All Singapore Stuff (ASS), a blog that prides itself as a “collaborative community project by Singaporeans for Singaporeans” may have been the victim of another sabotage by its contributors.
ASS had, sometime last week published an article titled “Underaged Girl Tormented By Ex-BF In School, Report to Police Futile” (article has been removed), accusing the Singapore Police Force (SPF) of inaction even though the victim had lodged a police report.
In the article which ASS claims to have been submitted by one of its contributors, a 14-year-old female victim wrote that she has been constantly harassed by her former boyfriend (whom she had a sexual relationship with) in school, but when she made a police report, the police refused to take any action.
However, the article and allegations were dismissed by the SPF as “untrue”.
In a statement issued on its Facebook page, the SPF said that the “the article and allegations against the Singapore Police Force are untrue” and that is has requested ASS to furnish the particulars of the contributor of the said article.
SPF added that “the Police take a serious view of any allegations against its officers and will investigate each case thoroughly. However, if the allegations are found to be false, the Police will not hesitate to take action against the persons involved, in accordance with the law.”
ASS issues apology again
Meanwhile, the editorial team at ASS has issued an apology today (March 2) to the SPF, claiming that it was unintentional.
ASS added that it does not have any details of the contributor as it was submitted anonymously.
Firstly, ASS would like to apologise to SPF for any unfounded allegations made against them as it was unintentional. The main intention was to help the victim get help from the necessary authorities to resolve the bullying she faced in school.
This article was contributed to All Singapore Stuff anonymously presumably to protect the whistleblower’s identity and a police report reference number was even furnished to backup the claims. As this complaint was submitted anonymously, we do not have any details of this contributor.
It is clear now after police investigations that this may have been a malicious attempt to sabotage the true victim of this case. As such, the article has been removed and this apology has been issued.
ASS kenna sabotaged twice
This is the second incident where the SPF took ASS to task for its articles.
In November last year, multiple police reports were lodged against ASS for an article titled “Roof of Punggol Waterway Terraces Collapse”, supposedly from a contributor named “Bhagonwali” who claimed that the top floors of Punggol Waterway Terraces had collapsed.
Due to the publication of the said article, both the police and civil defence were dispatched to the area to investigate. Even HDB got involved and later issued a statement dismissing the article as a “hoax”.
The police confirmed back then that it was investigating, but there has been no updates to date.
ASS out of jurisdiction
The ASS website was rumored to be started by Alex Tan Zhi Xiang, who was a candidate in the Reform Party team which stood against Mr Lee Hsien Loong in Ang Mo Kio GRC in the 2011 General Election.
Alex left Singapore for Australia shortly after the duo of former The Real Singapore (TRS) website was hauled up by the police and had in subsequent email exchanges with TR Emeritus (TRE), vowed to never to return (to Singapore) as he believes that “the corrupted regime will definitely see to it my incarceration”.
From information gathered by TRE, Alex had handed over the ASS to an editorial team based overseas, effectively putting the team behind ASS out of Singapore’s jurisdiction.
Unless of course, a certain team member has a sick grandparents or parents to visit in Singapore (how duo behind TRS got caught).