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A top government spokesman dismissed as a hoax Wednesday a report that Singapore's founding father had died, CNN reported.

Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew is alive, said Farah Rahim, senior director for the Singapore Ministry of Communications and Information. The 91-year-old is in critical condition, the government has said.

A message purporting to be from the current Prime Minister circulated online saying that Lee had died.
"We have reported this to the police and they are investigating this hoax. Our website was not hacked, it was a doctored image," the spokesman said.

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

It said screenshots of the website started circulating on Wednesday night, leading some foreign media outlets to carry reports of Mr Lee's death, only to retract them later.

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


 
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  • Freddy Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:03 PM

    Must be another ch4 move or tamilnet.

    Ryan Thursday, 19 March 2015 08:51 AM

    Ado Yu you have envied us for 50 years, at least now allow us to have a future

    karu Wednesday, 18 March 2015 09:57 PM

    Not the best way to respect a great leader

    ANTON Thursday, 19 March 2015 10:36 AM

    HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO GOT MAXIMUM BENEFITS FROM MALPRACTICES AND FAILURES OF SRILANKAN ACTIVITIES AND RE BUILT SINGAPORE.

    Sylvia Haik Thursday, 19 March 2015 06:54 PM

    Mr. Lee Kuan Yew famously said his aim was to follow in the footsteps of Sri Lanka. Where did we go wrong?


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