3 men charged with allegedly chanting gang slogans at funeral






SINGAPORE – Three men were charged Thursday (January 20) for chanting secret society slogans during a funeral procession in May last year.

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Young Chin Peng, 63; Adrian Chua Yong Han, 46, and Chiau Chee Meng, 53, were both charged with membership of an illegal society under the Societies Act 1966 and breaching safe management measures.

A video clip of the funeral procession went viral on the internet.

Young, who faces six charges, is said to have been a member of the “18” group’s “Sio Gi Ho” secret society from 1972 to August 31, 2004, September 1, 2004 to November 2007, January 2008 to 27 February 2014 and from February 28, 2014 to May 28, 2021.

He also allegedly failed to wear a mask over his nose and mouth while attending a wake at Block 50A Commonwealth Drive on May 26 last year. On the same day, Young also reportedly did not wear a mask over his nose and mouth at the funeral procession outside 723 Havelock Road.

Chua, who has five charges against him, was allegedly a member of the same secret society as Young from mid-1997 to August 31, 2004, September 1, 2004 to February 27, 2014, and February 28, 2014 to May 28, 2021. Chua also allegedly failed to wear a mask over his nose and mouth while attending the same wake and funeral procession as Young.

Meanwhile, Chiau faces the same charges as Chua and Young. He is said to have been a member of the “Gi Tong Seng” triad society of the “Ji It” group from January 1994 to August 31, 2004, September 2004 to February 27, 2014, and February 28, 2014 to 2019. He then allegedly became a member of the group ’18’ secret society ‘Sio Gi Ho’ from 2019 to May 31, 2021.

The trio intend to plead guilty and are expected to do so on February 28.

Any man convicted of participating in an unlawful society faces up to three years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000. Anyone convicted of not wearing a mask faces up to six months in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000 on a first conviction.

Reference-www.nach-welt.com

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