On 21 February 2023, a court in Singapore sentenced a man to two weeks of prison for not wearing masks in two occasions during the pandemic, one inside and outside courts during judicial proceedings and one at a food court in the city. The defendant was previously known for claiming to be an assistant to a famous anti-mask activist. He argued that he was the son of a sultan and therefore he did not accept being governed by law on account of its status.
After the proceedings before the district court, the defendant had been sent to a mental institute since the district judge had found him incoherent in his defence. The state court, in condemning him to prison, also noticed that he had already spent more than two weeks at the mental institution and therefore said the he would not have to serve additional jail time.