What if one day, someone posted a handwritten note telling you that your block’s water supply is contaminated?
Treat it as a joke? Or faster go become FairPrice Warehouse member and spam ice mountains?
If you belong to the latter, I don’t blame you.
After all, when there are things like a maid who was found dead in a water tank, it’s better to be safe than sorry, right?
Well, believe it or not, that was what actually happened to the residents of a Fernvale HDB block.
And like what they say, shit hits the fan. Literally.
Here’s what you need to know about the incident.
Fernvale Residents Find Notice About “Poisonous Water” on Front Door
Several residents of Blk 406B on Fernvale road received a note posted on their door.
The note was written in both English and Mandarin and advised the residents to use mineral water for drinking and cooking.
The sender also alleged that there is an unidentified gas within the building, and advised residents to cover all floor traps and sinkholes.
Residents immediately contacted their town council and notified the police as well.
PUB said it was all a hoax
Naturally, PUB has to respond to this.
On the same day, PUB announced on their official Facebook Page that it was a hoax.
They’ve collected water samples and the in-situ tests from the samples came back within normal range and safe for drinking.
Now, if you’re a mischevious teenager who’s doing something like this to impress your soon-to-be girlfriend, don’t.
Because the situation might just blow up, like this one.
PUB has since made a police report, and Member of Parliament (MP) Gan Thiam Poh, who is the adviser to the Sengkang South GROs, told the authorities to investigate seriously even though it’s highly likely just a prank.
“This is not something we will take lightly…(especially) when it comes to spreading rumours and causing panic, threatening peace and public order,” said Mr Gan. (via Today Online)
40-year-old female suspect arrested the same day
To highlight the efficiency of the Singapore Police Force, a 40-year-old Singaporean woman was arrested on 9 Feb, according to a Police media update.
Yes, the very same day.
She was arrested under the mental health act, just hours after PUB denied the claims.
A cleaner from the town council was deployed to take the notices away and the residents were calmed down by related agencies and grassroots members.
Investigations are still ongoing.
The previous time someone did a serious hoax back in 2016
Just a reminder to all the folks out there, hoaxes are a very serious thing in Singapore. It wastes valuable resources that could have been used for real, emergency situations.
In Dec 2016, a 23-year-old Singaporean announced on social media that he will be bombing City Hall.
This resulted in the Transport Security Command having to commit 95% of their resources to comb through 18 stations along 3 MRT lines.
The culprit was slapped with an 18-month jail term for wasting government resources and threatening peace and public order.
So don’t play-play hor.
And if you receive such notices, just call the police and drink ice mountain until PUB come test the water.
Or you can ask that aunty on the 13th floor that you really dislike and get her to test water for you. #JustSaying
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