The Real Singapore (TRS) posted an article on Feb 4 by a contributor claiming that a family from the Philippines sparked the exchange that led to the arrest of three men during the recent Thaipusam incident.
But no Filipino family was involved.

The contributor denied writing that a Filipino family was involved and later posted the claim on her Facebook.

TRS had allegedly embellished the original article.

Police arrested Miss Ai Takagi and Mr Robin Yang Kaiheng on Feb 17.

They were nabbed for posting remarks online that could promote ill will and hostility among the different races in Singapore.

A third person linked to TRS, a Malaysian who calls herself Melanie Tan, is believed to be in Australia and has not been arrested.

TNP understands that the duo are still on bail while investigations are ongoing.