Cyclist who heckled Singapore presidential candidate Ng Kok Song in Clementi arrested under Mental Health Act, taken to IMH

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A cyclist (far left) creating a scene when presidential candidate Ng Kok Song (right, back facing camera) was greeting members of the public outside Clementi Mall during a walkabout on Aug 29, 2023. — TODAY pic

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Wednesday, 30 Aug 2023 3:49 PM MYT

SINGAPORE, Aug 30 — A 30-year-old cyclist who heckled presidential candidate Ng Kok Song during his campaign walkabout at Clementi 448 Market and Food Centre on Tuesday evening was arrested by the police, the authorities said today.

Ng was posing for photos with the public near Clementi Mall when the cyclist came speeding down a slope, twice, close to where the crowd had gathered in an attempt to ram straight into Ng.

In response to media queries, the police said that they received calls for assistance regarding an incident in which a man had allegedly shouted at Ng outside a shopping mall along Commonwealth Avenue West.

Upon arrival, the man had already left the area and officers from Clementi Police Division subsequently identified the man and searched for him.

Around the same time, the man went to Clementi Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC) of his own accord to lodge a report about the incident at about 7.45pm the same day.

At the NPC, the man “mentioned about harming himself...

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