The police are investigating an incident with video & # 39; s from the son of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Li Yipeng, who was offered a ride in a private car.
In a statement on Sunday, the police said that a report was being prepared about the videos and that the car was being driven by a 31-year-old Singaporean man. It is believed that the car in which the video & # 39; s were made was not a private rental car.
The videos, taken without Mr. Li's knowledge or permission, show the driver offering Mr. Li a ride and then repeatedly ask Mr. Li to confirm his identity and relationship with Premier Lee, as well as details about his home address and security arrangements. TOC understands that the video & # 39; s are distributed within social media.
The police "are investigating the matter with the help of the driver, because the nature of the questions raises serious security concerns, given Mr. Li's background," the statement said.
With regard to the driver, the police also said that he had previously been convicted of taking a vehicle without the owner's consent under the Road Traffic Act. The man was apparently also involved in a theft-in-home incident and he received a warning from the police. In addition, a police report was also filed against the driver for criminal harassment.
Mr. Li is Prime Minister Lee & # 39; s second child of four. He has Asperger's syndrome.
Apart from the videos, the police are also investigating a photo that circulates around social media. The photo shows a Facebook post that the prime minister allegedly made about the incident. The police have since confirmed that the content of the photo is fake. The authorities also said that a 39-year-old man is assisting them in this specific investigation.
PM Lee is aware of the incident with his son, the videos & the fake Facebook post, says his press secretary Chang Li Lin.
She said: "It is worrying that a vulnerable person can be benefited from this. Yipeng happens to be the Prime Minister's son, but many other vulnerable people only go through Singapore, and they must be able to do this safely without being abused or harassed and without violating their privacy. "
She added that Prime Minister Lee would not say anything about the case because the police are still investigating it. She also noted that Prime Minister Lee expresses his gratitude to members of the public who have expressed concerns about the issue.