A 55-year-old man has been issued a stern warning by authorities after he flew an unmanned aircraft in the vicinity of the National Stadium, which has been gazetted as a Special Event Area.
Police said that the incident took place on Jun 16 during the Closing Ceremony of the 28th SEA Games.
The man had used the drone to take photos of the fireworks display at the ceremony even though he did not have a permit to do so in a Special Event Area. After completing investigations and consulting the Attorney-General’s Chambers, the man was given a stern warning on Jun 18.
Police added that flying such an aircraft without a permit can threaten public safety and security, especially in areas where large crowds are gathered. Flying one near a fireworks area is also especially dangerous and can cause harm to those watching the display.