Police arrest boy who threatened to bomb Marina Bay Sands

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A boy has levelled threats to "plant bombs" at Marina Bay Sands (MBS)
— one of Singapore's two integrated resorts — on Facebook, in the
latest of a chain of offensive social media posts that surfaced this
year.

The youth posted a vulgarity-laced status on his profile that promised
"revenge" on Singapore, where he listed himself to be residing in.

"The day I'll [sic] leave Singapore ! Gonna take a big big revenge
[sic] !" he wrote, adding that he was going to "spit everywhere" and
"plant bombs on Marina Bay Sands".

According to his Facebook profile, which reportedly has since been
taken down, he attended the Global Indian International School in
Queenstown, and is from New Delhi.

Police confirmed with Yahoo! Singapore that by Monday, reports had
been filed with regard to the matter from several parties, including
one from the integrated resort itself. A spokesperson said its
investigations are now ongoing, with MBS agreeing to assist.

An MBS spokesperson added in response to the incident, "The safety of
our guests and staff is of paramount importance, and we will take all
necessary steps to ensure a safe and secure environment for all at
Marina Bay Sands."

When contacted, members of the Indian expatriate community in
Singapore spoke up against Bhatia's actions.

Investment banker Ravi Rao, 41, told Yahoo! Singapore he found the
youth's behaviour "disgraceful and a discredit to Indian nationals
living here".

"I really hope Singaporeans do not feel that his views are
representative of our community," he said.

"Even if he was venting his anger or said these things in the heat of
the moment, I feel that he needs to bear the consequences of his
actions — this is no laughing matter," added 36-year-old Nirmala S, a
homemaker. "If he really dislikes Singapore so much, perhaps he should
do everyone a favour and return to India."

Bhatia's post adds to the list of social media posts that sparked
furious online reaction, the most notable of which came from former
NTUC assistant director Amy Cheong, who ended up losing her job and
moving back to Australia, where she is a citizen.

Before her, Chinese undergraduate scholar Sun Xu had his scholarship
revoked after referring to Singaporeans as "dogs" on his Sina Weibo
account.