Megan Young's Internet basher Devina DeDiva might be in for more trouble after a Filipino residing in Singapore reportedly filed a police case against her for the racially insensitive comments she posted on her Facebook account.
DeDiva, who mocked the crowning of Young as the newest Miss World and then slighted the Filipino race by calling them underprivileged, filthy and uneducated maids, is facing charges that could put her in jail for a maximum of three years with a fine up to $5,000 (Singaporean Dollar).
"Miss Philippines is Miss World? What a joke? I didn't know those maids have anything else in them. Hahaha," DeDiva posted on her Twitter account.
Singapore is imposing a strict law prohibiting its citizens from mocking another race through acts, words and publications, which includes posts and comments on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
"Under the Sedition Act, anyone found guilty of promoting feelings of ill-will and hostility between different races or class of the population of Singapore can be fined up to $5,000 or jailed up to three years, or both."
According to several posts by Filipino netizens on Twitter, Singapore-based Anthony Benedicto filed the police case against DeDiva, who was initially reported an Indian national working in the country. She was also thought a student of Manchester University, but the Indiana based institution cleared that it has no student named Devina DeDiva.
"Manchester University (Indiana, USA) has been mistakenly associated with an individual Devina DeDiva today after she made racist comments regarding the recently crowned Miss World from the Philippines. To clear up any confusion, the University has confirmed that Devina DeDiva has never been a student at Manchester University.
"The police is still investigating on this matter and are verifying her acts. I believe she might be charged under the Sedition Act. Again, that is pending investigations and confirmation from the Police," Benedicto said.
"One thing that i learned, there are many ways of handling a hate and racist comment from a racist person. One of them is to throw another racist comment to that person or his race, which will make you no less different than him/her. Another is to report the racist comments to your authorities and let them judge whether the person had committed an offence and pray that God will change the heart of this racist person and he/she learns from his/her mistakes. I prefer the latter which is effective, and less stressful. Avoid griping, make your point known, then move on," he stated in his latest post.
The latest development on DeDiva came in hours following reports of her dismissal from her job as an assistant teacher of a school being run by Filipino supervisors in Singapore.
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