A Singapore-based software company executive has been jailed for three weeks for making objectionable tweets about Indians. The judge said that racial tensions have already increased due to the ongoing global pandemic and there is a need to send a strong message. .
Singapore. Singapore one of software company The senior official was sentenced to three weeks in jail on Tuesday. This officer had made racist tweets in April last year in which he had condemned Indians and the Indian diaspora regarding Kovid-19. This was stated in a media report. According to the news of Channel News Asia, Zainal Abidin Shaiful Bahari has pleaded guilty to two charges, including carrying out activities that harm harmony between different ethnic groups in Singapore. Two other similar charges were also considered at the time of sentencing.
In April 2020, the police received a complaint that a person had tweeted criticizing the Indian diaspora regarding Kovid-19. This Twitter account belonged to Janal. Jainal’s lawyer claimed that his client was not a “racist” and that he crossed the border while joking. Jainal had made objectionable tweets between March and April 2020. District Judge S. Jennifer Marie said that race and religion are sensitive issues and people should be aware that reckless comments can lead to social order disruption.
“And when such comments are made through the Internet, they have a very high reach and are likely to cause irreparable damage to peace and racial harmony,” he said. Racial tensions have already increased due to the ongoing global pandemic, and a strong message needs to be given. He told Jainal that what was used in the tweet was very bad.
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