Published June 05, 2012
SINGAPORE – Police in Singapore say a 25-year-old woman has been arrested for painting graffiti and placing stickers on public property.
Graffiti and other forms of vandalism are very rare in Singapore. Almost all past cases have involved foreign men, including American teenager Michael Fay, who was caned in 1994.
Police said in a statement Tuesday that a convicted vandal would face mandatory caning and a fine or jail term. However, Singapore law exempts women and males 50 or older from being caned.
Police did not identify the woman or her nationality. The paintings and stickers were cryptic messages written mostly in the local English dialect.
The police said vandals would be "dealt with severely."