PMO lodging police report about fake website announcing death of Mr Lee Kuan Yew

PMO lodging police report about fake website announcing death of Mr Lee Kuan Yew

SINGAPORE - The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) is lodging a police report about a fake website bearing the PMO logo and announcing the death of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, reported The Straits Times.

Screenshots of the website started circulating on social media sites such as Twitter on Wednesday night.

Channel NewsAsia had reported that an image of a doctored statement supposedly from the PMO was verified to be fake.

The Straits Times had also checked with the PMO, which said no new information has been issued since an update on Wednesday afternoon that Mr Lee was critically ill.

Crowds comprising both members of the public and the media were drawn to the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) since early this afternoon.

US website Breakingnews.com had put up an item linked to CNN on their site regarding fake reports on Mr Lee but it has since been taken down. One of the website's editors had also issued a note on their page to address the removal of the link.

 

Mr Lee, 91, has been in the Intensive Care Unit with severe pneumonia since Feb 5.

ssandrea@sph.com.sg

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