Stubborn anti-masker to be kicked out of Singapore

Screenshots from the viral video showing Glynn unmasked and uncooperative. Photos: Keefe Chan/Facebook
Screenshots from the viral video showing Glynn unmasked and uncooperative. Photos: Keefe Chan/Facebook

The British expat who became well-known in Singapore for refusing to wear a mask will be kicked out of the city-state for good.

Benjamin Glynn will soon be deported after he was released from prison yesterday, according to the Singapore Prison Service. The 40-year-old was found guilty of four charges for refusing to wear a mask, being a public nuisance, and threatening police officers. 

The recruitment consultant was sentenced to six weeks’ jail yesterday but that has been backdated to July 19, when he was first remanded in prison. He was later held up at the Institute of Mental Health for psychiatric evaluation from Aug. 5.

Videos of Glynn went viral in May and showed him telling other passengers on a train that he “will never wear a mask.” He also hurled insults and threats at police officers who tried to arrest him the next day. 

The expat had refused to put on a mask during court proceedings, even telling the judge earlier this month that he was a “sovereign” and that charges do not apply to him. Someone claiming to be a sovereign citizen usually believes that laws don’t apply to them.

It is mandatory to wear a face mask in Singapore as per COVID-19 measures. 

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