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Brit dad faces prison in Singapore for riding train with no face mask

A British dad in Singapore has been jailed and faces up to six months in prison – for not wearing a face mask.

Benjamin Glynn, 39, is a dad of two and did not wear a face mask on a train journey.

He has now been detained after a fellow commuter secretly filmed him and put the clip on social media.

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The 39-year-old was charged with a public nuisance offence.

Benjamin, a dad of kids aged five and two, could have to spend as much as 12 months on bail before his trial.

He said: “I had no idea anyone had even been filming, but it turned out a video of me unmasked on the late train home from work surfaced online.

“The police obviously saw it and the next day they were at the door.


“I don’t believe there is any evidence that masks protect you from Covid-19.

“Normally I would just tell people I’m exempt and it had never posed any issues before.

“But now I’m stuck here without my family and I don’t even know when I will appear in court, never mind what my sentence will be.

“All for something I don’t even believe in.”

“I never normally wear a mask but this is the first time it has been an issue,” he said.

“I had no idea anyone had even been filming until the police were at the door – I’ve never even seen the video because it was removed before I had chance.”

He added: “This whole situation is ridiculous.

“I want to leave the country anyway – just let me go!

“I think it’s insane that I am facing a trial at all, just for not wearing a mask.”

He is now out of work because he was due to transfer to a position back in the UK, which has now been revoked.

“It’s a horrible situation to be in when I don’t know when I can next see my family,” he said.

“Especially when I don’t even believe masks stop the spread of the virus in the first place.

“I honestly believe it’s a hoax – I don’t feel there is any evidence to show mask-wearing is effective in any way.

“From a scientific basis, I think it’s nonsense.

“But now all I can do is wait.”



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