Sharon Liew, Singaporean, was neither female nor Chinese, but male and Malay. His real name is Zainal Abidin Shaiful Bahari .
He posted comments that threatened racial and religious harmony in Singapore.
34-year-old Singaporean man to be charged with allegedly acting against racial harmony.
JUL 1, 2020, 3:48 PM SGT
SINGAPORE – A 34-year-old Singaporean man will be charged in court on Thursday (July 2) with his suspected involvement in knowingly committing acts prejudicial to the maintenance of racial harmony.
The offence carries a jail term of up to three years, a fine, or both, the police said in a statement on Wednesday.
The police said they received a report on April 18 about offensive content against Indian migrant workers posted by a Twitter user with the handle @sharonliew86.
Officers from the Bedok Police Division established the identity of the man behind the account on April 23. Two days later, on April 25, the police said that they were investigating the man for promoting enmity between different racial groups.
On May 2, Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam said in a Facebook post that the “nasty posts” were done “deliberately to stoke anger, unhappiness (and) racial tensions”.
He added that action would be taken against the man.
He also said that the person behind the post was neither female nor Chinese, as the name “Sharon Liew” had implied.
Further investigations revealed that the man, identified in the police statement as a Malay, was also allegedly involved in two other cases related to purportedly offensive tweets.
The police have reiterated that they will not condone acts that threaten racial and religious harmony in Singapore.
The Straits Times
Meanwhile, the police also said on Saturday that they are investigating a 34-year-old man for promoting enmity between different racial groups.
Police had received a report linked to offensive content against Indian migrant workers posted by a Twitter user with the handle @sharonliew86.
Bedok Police Division officers identified the Twitter user on Thursday. The man is believed to be involved in two other cases involving offensive tweets, police said.
Those found guilty of promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of race can be jailed for up to three years and fined.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Julius Lim, commander of Bedok Police Division, said: “At a time when we need the nation to stand as one, acts that sow racial discord cannot be condoned…We will continue to take a tough stand against those who seek to stoke community tensions in multi-racial Singapore.”