Fake news committee member Shanmugam cautions the media against “unnecessarily alarming parents”

Fake news committee member Shanmugam cautions the media against “unnecessarily alarming parents”

The Independent·2018-01-23 00:10

Law Minister K Shanmugam reiterated in a Facebook post this morning that there was no real kidnap attempt after several online publications reported last week that young students of international schools here were being “lured” by strangers to enter their vehicles in what are allegedly “kidnap scares”.

The Minister shared the Singapore Police Force’s (SPF) statement on the matter that confirms that there was no attempted kidnapping of students in two cases that were reported. The SPF further explained: “The Police have established that these two unrelated reports were not cases of attempted kidnapping. In both cases, the occupants of the vehicles were trying to be helpful by offering a lift to the students.”

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