The Filipino nurse who wrote offensive and derogatory comments against Singaporeans on his Facebook account — and initially lied about doing so — was convicted in Singapore this afternoon. He will be sentenced on Sep 16.
Ello Ed Mundsel Bello, 28, pleaded guilty to three charges.
“He was convicted on one count under the Sedition Act, for promoting feelings of ill-will and hostility, and on two counts of providing falseinformation to police. An additional charge under the Sedition Act, and another for lying to police, will be taken into consideration during sentencing,” reports Channel NewsAsia.
For promoting feelings of ill-will and hostility between different races or classes of the population of Singapore, Bello could receive a fine of up to S$5,000 or a jail term of up to three years, or both. Bello was arrested on Apr 7. His passport was confiscated and bail set at SGD10,000. (J.P. Ong, abscbn)