SINGAPORE – A 37-year-old public servant has been arrested for allegedly leaking a police lookout message that identified the suspect .
The police said on Monday that the man is suspected of wrongful communication of information under the Official Secrets Act (OSA).
The man, who is from another government agency, had received the lookout message when the police sent it to various law enforcement agencies at around 7.30am last Wednesday, after they had established the identity of the suspect in the stabbing.null
The lookout message included the police report number, the suspect’s name, picture, date of birth and nationality.
It also included an image taken from a security camera showing a person believed to be the suspect.
The public servant had allegedly taken a photograph of the lookout message and shared it via WhatsApp with his friend, a 60-year-old man, who was not authorised to receive the classified information.