23 September 2021
The company behind a marketing campaign, Speech Academy Asia, that got people to dress up as clowns and hang around outside primary schools has apologised for the panic caused.
The marketing prank led to Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin to post a photo of one of the individuals, who was dressed as a clown and seen in Bedok South, on his Facebook page on Monday (Sept 20).
Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, who is MP for Marine Parade GRC, said: “Whoever is doing what I assume to be some viral marketing nonsense, stop it! I trust the police are investigating this. It’s not amusing and just plain dangerous.”
Manpower Minister Tan See Leng, who is also a Marine Parade GRC MP, urged parents to remind their children to be vigilant and stay within school grounds if they are waiting for their parents.