Controversial Blogger Jiang Lai Arrested: A controversial Singapore-based blogger 23-year-old Jiang Lai threatened to kill herself and was referred to IMH and who sparked heated debate about her dating habits has been arrested and referred to the Institute of Mental Health (IMH).
According to The New Paper, 23-year-old Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) Jiang Lai was arrested after trying to check in to Fairmont Hotel along Bras Basah Road on 13 May.
She reportedly got into an argument with hotel staff after she was asked to make a deposit for a week’s stay. During the argument, Jiang threatened to commit suicide and began to speak incoherently.
Jiang was subsequently arrested by police and referred to IMH. It’s not clear why she had planned to stay at the hotel for a week when she lives with her parents in Ang Mo Kio.
Currently a Singapore PR, Jiang came to Singapore when she was six and has lived in Singapore since. She studied at CHIJ St. Nicholas Secondary School and Anglo-Chinese Junior College.
Just last month, Jiang Lai shot to online fame after writing on her blog that only Anglo-Chinese School (ACS) schoolboys are worth dating.
In subsequent media interviews, she claimed to be studying at Reed College, a liberal arts college in the US and was on an extended 1 and 1/2 year school break. However, a check with Reed showed that Jiang is currently not enrolled with the school and last studied there in the first half of 2010.
Since her arrest, her Facebook page and blog have not seen any activity.