Rapper Subhas Nair accused of trying to promote ill will against religion and race

The third incident was linked to a deadly brawl at Orchard Towers in July 2019. Nair is accused of attempting to promote feelings of ill will between Chinese and Indians by claiming on October 15, 2020 that of one of the accused – a Chinese – involved in the death of an Indian received lenient treatment from the authorities because of his race.

Nair reportedly wrote on Instagram: “Call for racism and Chinese privileges = two-year conditional warning and smear campaign in the media. In fact, plot to assassinate an Indian = Half the penalty and “You’re going to have a baby soon, aren’t you?” Boy or girl?’ Do you really think a dark-haired person would ask these kinds of questions? This place is just not for us.

On March 11, 2021, when Nair was already the subject of a police investigation into Orchard Towers’ comments, Nair allegedly tried again to promote feelings of ill will between Chinese and Indians.

Between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on March 11, 2021, Nair reportedly presented a cartoon to The Substation during a play titled: Tabula Rasa – Exploration Album. The cartoon contained the same text he wrote on Instagram about the Orchard Towers incident.

Nair was charged with the July 2019 first offense, the rap video, as he breached the terms of his warning by allegedly committing the other new offenses.


Nair appeared in court dressed in a black shirt with a photo of drug addict offender Nagaenthran Dharmalingam, who is on death row. Nair was accompanied by his sister, Preeti Nair, better known as Preetipls.

The police prosecutor said the prosecution was ready for the case, “subject to plea.” If Nair pleaded guilty, the prosecution would lay two counts and consider the other two, he said.

Nair’s attorney, Eugene Thuraisingam, requested an adjournment to take instructions.

Nair was offered a bond of S $ 10,000. His next mention in court will be on November 29.

If convicted of attempting to promote feelings of ill will between different groups on the basis of religion or race, Nair could be jailed for up to three years and fined on charges.

Police have said in a previous statement that they would not hesitate to take action against those who make “unsubstantiated allegations” that the law, or its enforcement agencies, accord differential treatment based on religion or the race.

Such allegations have “the potential to harm religious and racial harmony in Singapore and to erode public confidence in our law enforcement,” police said.

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