A 54 year old Singaporean woman has been called up for questioning by the police for hanging a PRC flag over the parapet of a flat in Hougang last Saturday.
A netizen took a snapshot of the PRC flag hanging alongside a Singapore flag and uploaded it on a government-owned portal, sparking a massive outcry among Singaporeans who are becoming increasingly frustrated at the relentless influx of PRC immigrants.
It is not known why the Singapore woman chose to hang the PRC flag instead of the Singapore flag to celebrate the coming National Day. This is the first instance of such a case being investigated as many foreigners have hung their nation’s flags publicly outside their homes in the past with no action taken against them.
The public display of state flags of nations other than Singapore requires an exception to be granted under the same Act. Those who fail to do so can be subjected to a six-month jail term, be fined up to $500 or both.