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Blogger claims that meeting between Lee Kuan Yew and ST journalist did not take place

Posted by temasektimes on August 9, 2012

The purported meeting between Singapore’s Supreme Leader Lee Kuan Yew and a Straits Times journalist did not take place yesterday, tweeted blogger ‘IZ Reloaded’ who was responsible for spreading unverified rumors about Lee’s health.

ST political journalist Tessa Wong had earlier tweeted on 7 August that Lee would be meeting her colleague the next day:

In a post this morning, ‘IZ Reloaded’ claimed that the meeting did not take place at all:

A former Prime Minister of Singapore for 25 years, the elder Lee was widely considered as the founding father of modern Singapore. His son Lee Hsien Loong is currently the Prime Minister while his daughter-in-law Ho Ching heads Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek Holdings.

Though he is no longer in the Singapore cabinet, Lee’s state of health is still an important concern among many people judging from the frenzy the rumors have whipped up in cyberspace to the extent that even the aunties and uncles in the HDB heartlands are talking about it.

Meanwhile, Tessa Wong has stopped posting on her Twitter. It is not known if she has been ‘counseled’ by SPH for her comments.

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33 Responses to “Blogger claims that meeting between Lee Kuan Yew and ST journalist did not take place”

  1. Bruce WEE said

    The meeting didn’t happen because the reporter prepared 碟仙 as means of communication, only to realize later than old man eats too much potatoes (despite the wayang effort of attending years of Chinese home tuition).

    Hence the reporter need time to search for an Ouija Board. Once found, the meeting shall commence as scheduled.

  2. spg said

    good update! we will see if he is appearing inperson today…well, if the ‘celebration’ starts, i shall fly back to singapore…champange!

  3. NS FOR SINGAPOREANS, JOBS FOR FOREIGN TRASH said

    Can’t wait to pee on the dictator’s grave…

    • Mich said

      Shame on u! Guess ur parents never teach u about manners! I ‘m irked by ur comments !

    • Bai Hu said

      U are a very mean & horrible person. Please show some respect to others. Remember that karma strikes people who do dishonorable things. Even if u dun like LKY u should not be doing that!

      • IronMan said

        Karma didn’t strike LKY for detaining all the innocent SGs for many years by his Internal Security Police. But Karma will strike those who pee on LKY’s grave. So…u r telling me that Karma is of double standard?

      • Bai Hu said

        @ IronMan. I just wonder if u have heard about this saying ‘ “Karma strikes slowly but surely. If u are damn lucky, GOD will let u watch it happen.” LKY might have done some wrong things during his period in office & made certain groups of people suffer under some of his wrong policies. But 2 things done wrong do not make a thing right. His karma is not up to u & me to decide. As for the peeing job, i challenge u to do that & one thing for sure – i will see the immediate karma of u ending up in Changi Prison & your wife & children having to suffer financially & emotionally. Friends & neighbors will despise your whole family for a dishonorable thing done because of u!

      • IronMan said

        @Bai Hu
        1) “Karma strikes slowly but surely.”
        Hello! He is already 88 years old. How slowly is your “Karma” striking? Obviously and certainly, NOT surely!

        2) “If u are damn lucky, GOD will let u watch it happen.”
        So DAMN lucky!? I prefer to strike Toto group 1 and the monthly Sweepstakes 1st prize ($2.2 mil), rather than see someone’s else misfortune.

        3 a) “His karma is not up to u & me to decide.”
        b) ” i will see the immediate karma of u ending up in Changi Prison”
        a) Then why u talked about Karma then, as if u r in charge of Karma.
        b) Able to forsee its(Karma) actions???

        4) “u ending up in Changi Prison & your wife & children having to suffer financially & emotionally.”
        So it is the law enforcement, and not Karma, that make me suffer. Duh??
        Should comment that in the first place, instead of using the word “Karma”

        For every readers’ info, Karma strikes the young & old alike, the rich or the poor, Kings or beggars/paupers, irregardless of race, language, religion, name or status, man or beast. Karma is nature’s own Judge, Jury & the Executioner. Karma acts on its own. Based on truth and justice. Able to strike quickly or moderately. But certainly NOT dead slow.

        So….Karma still exist? What do u think?

      • Bai Hu said

        @IronMan
        1) “Karma strikes slowly but surely.”
        Hello! He is already 88 years old. How slowly is your “Karma” striking? Obviously and certainly, NOT surely!

        (((One thing for sure, u do not know the meaning of ‘slowly’. It means that the timing is not ripe yet. By the way, do not wish for bad things to happen to other people, please let Nature do the job instead.)))

        2) “If u are damn lucky, GOD will let u watch it happen.”
        So DAMN lucky!? I prefer to strike Toto group 1 and the monthly Sweepstakes 1st prize ($2.2 mil), rather than see someone’s else misfortune.

        (((OK, first i want to wish u all the best in winning your 2.2 million. But then again, u said u rather win money than seeing someone’s else’s misfortune. This will bring us back to point (1) where u so eagerly wishes for someone like LKY to get his retribution ASAP.)))

        3 a) “His karma is not up to u & me to decide.”
        b) ” i will see the immediate karma of u ending up in Changi Prison”
        a) Then why u talked about Karma then, as if u r in charge of Karma.
        b) Able to forsee its(Karma) actions???

        (((Did i ever mentioned i am in charged of Karma? U seem to put your thoughts to mine here.
        I am not able to foresee the future. But it is so obvious that if u pee at LKY’s grave, u will be arrested. This is a no brainer thing friend!!!)))

        4) “u ending up in Changi Prison & your wife & children having to suffer financially & emotionally.”
        So it is the law enforcement, and not Karma, that make me suffer. Duh??
        Should comment that in the first place, instead of using the word “Karma”

        (((Punishment can comes in many different forms. Some people get it in the form of incurable diseases, deformed offsprings, accidents, loss of family members, etc. Some will get it in this life & others in next life. Getting yourself arrested for a crime done is also a form of immediate punishment from karma.)))

        For every readers’ info, Karma strikes the young & old alike, the rich or the poor, Kings or beggars/paupers, irregardless of race, language, religion, name or status, man or beast. Karma is nature’s own Judge, Jury & the Executioner. Karma acts on its own. Based on truth and justice. Able to strike quickly or moderately. But certainly NOT dead slow.

        (((Yes i agree with u here. But i how fast or slow it happens no one can tell and most of the time it can be dead slow for your information. Sometimes it happens & u might no even see it. But certainly it will come.)))

        So….Karma still exist? What do u think?

        (((Yes, karma do exist. I hope i answer your question. )))

      • IronMan said

        @ Bai Hu
        Late reply due to massive workload. Not much time to spare, so make it short.
        1) Did I mention that I wish or do such dishonourable things? (No brainer)
        2) Did I eagerly wishes for someone like LKY to get his retribution ASAP? U seem to put your thoughts to mine here. Dun wish debate on this anymore as its a matter of apprehension and conception
        3) karma strikes people who do dishonorable things. Just have to wait n
        see. “Talk is cheap, Actions speaks louder.” Just to know that karma still exist thats all. No enmity towards u, Fren.

      • Bai Hu said

        @ IronMan
        Yes, agree with u that it is no point debating on this anymore as both of us hold different viewpoints. I will let the rest of the readers come up with their own thoughts & form their own conclusions by reading our conversations on this topic here. BTW, all the best to u in your toto strike of 2,2 million thou.

      • IronMan said

        @ Bai Hu
        The Toto is an example used. But thanks for the well wishes. I do wish Karma still exist and strike all the injustice in this world. It has been dormant for a long time. Hope it wakes up from slumber immediately. That is my main argument, Fren. Karma still exist?

    • Alan Lim said

      Me too.

  4. wlo lky, life still goes on. said

    Alright. Good new indeed. The 3 bottles of champagne that I bought at cold storage can be POPs anytime once new is out from the msm.

    • vince said

      生老病死,必经之路。And so we age, we pass on. And we agree unanimously that no matter how much we dislike others, the last we will say to them is “we wish you dead quick and we’ve already prepared & will pop champagne to celebrate your passing”, because we know what goes around comes around, 积点口德积点德, right?

  5. 12321 said

    Read whatever that’s on social media and don’t take it too seriously.

    For example, I’ve read @izreloaded tweets and I’m so skeptical about his claims.
    These are his tweets below is reverse chronological order.

    First he tweeted that he can confirm 100% that LKY is SERIOUSLY ill and in hospital.

    Since his tweet few days ago. He’s claiming that, sources can confirm, he has passed away already.
    And he only tweet that he can confirm from his source(s).
    So during the period where he claim LKY was ill, he did mention too a official statement about LKY would be made this Friday.

    Which could means two thing:
    1. LKY is ill and the official statement would give us an update about his health status.
    2. LKY is not ill and debunk all the rumours that’s flying around.
    Remember, he said this when he can confirm LKY is ill. (“Ok latest update! I have no news from my sources that LKY is dead. I’ll stick with my sources who told me he is ill.”)
    So there could only be these two possibilities.

    And of course, some people are also skeptical about his tweets and asked him about the issue.
    He tweeted: ” Like I said. Get your facts first before you wanna accuse me.”
    He must really trust his source.

    After some who what and what not, he claimed that his confirmation that LKY is ill + in hospital have changed.
    And he is in a gag order, which is also a claim made by him.

    So when you are in a gag order, and you still can tweet about the situation have changed?
    We do not know what happened. But since, the situation have changed could possibly means he is no longer ill.
    And again, we come back some this.
    He have tweeted alot but we got no idea if it’s true.
    Because we do not know about his source.

    And even still in a gag order he is still tweeting “Photo showing Lee Kuan Yew walking out of hospital was not taken yesterday! pic.twitter.com/vcAfm1m3” And tweeted he is not allowed to explain in detail.

    Which gag order let’s you explain something but not in details? Huh?

    If he really knows something and is in a gag order, he is not allowed to make public comments about the topic. Or even passed the information that he knew to a third party. At one point he even tweeted: “@xinnhuii u journalist? Dm u.” Gag order and still DM people about the topic and about what he knew? It’s contradicting? Not saying that he is not in a gag order but what he is doing I’m not believing he is in a gag order, just a two cents worth opinion.

    Yes, he have tweeted about some information but most of them are quite vague and prove nothing. And it’s basically the same rumours that floating around, just that he seems to have a source. Maybe this rumor is blown so out of proportion, we don’t know. Still no official statement.

    Just my opinions and I don’t believe what I read online. That is, when it’s not official.

    What do you think? Leave a comment.

    ———-

    Singaporeans who are following the LKY saga will be in for a surprise when they watch NDP today.
    8:55 PM – 8 Aug 12 via web

    @gssq Big Brother is watching.
    8:53 PM – 8 Aug 12 via web

    @gssq Not allowed to explain in detail.
    8:52 PM – 8 Aug 12 via web

    Previously I confirmed LKY was not dead but ill in hospital. Now the situation has changed n that tweet is no longer valid.
    7:22 PM – 8 Aug 12 via web

    LKY Update: ST reporter meeting with him did not happen, pic of him leaving hospital was not taken yesterday.
    8:49 PM – 8 Aug 12 via web

    @Alvin_Lee_94 Like I said. Get your facts first before you wanna accuse me.
    9:32 AM – 8 Aug 12 via web

    @Alvin_Lee_94 I stand by my facts given to me by my sources that he was ill and in hospital.
    9:29 AM – 8 Aug 12 via web

    Ok latest update! I have no news from my sources that LKY is dead. I’ll stick with my sources who told me he is ill.
    10:18 AM – 7 Aug 12 via Twitter for iPhone

    @tessa_wong could be right. She ST journalist leh! “@Zhikyan_ two very reliable sources regarding LKY that are contradicting each other”
    9:50 AM – 7 Aug 12 via Twitter for iPhone

    @contrabandkarma I only tweeted what I’ve been told by reliable sources. It’s not a game of who’s right who’s wrong. @tessa_wong
    7:48 AM – 7 Aug 12 via Twitter for iPhone
    http://twitter.com/izreloaded/status/232850686805676032

    Just been told that official statement regarding lee Kuan yew will only be made on Friday.
    5:11 AM – 7 Aug 12 via Twitter for iPhone
    http://twitter.com/izreloaded/status/232811167628795904

    @longadin I don’t spread rumours on this account. I only tweet what I can confirm from my sources.
    4:46 AM – 7 Aug 12 via Twitter for iPhone

    There are no plans to cancel ndp if lee Kuan yew dies. Celebrations will be toned down. No fireworks. No sing song.
    4:26 AM – 7 Aug 12 via Twitter for iPhone
    http://twitter.com/izreloaded/status/232799966932897792

    @bondbabe @queenofejungle @kahye0607 he is seriously ill, in hospital.
    3:53 AM – 7 Aug 12 via Twitter for iPhone
    http://twitter.com/izreloaded/status/232791486889095168

    I can confirm that lee Kuan yew is not dead. He is still alive but ill.
    3:39 AM – 7 Aug 12 via Twitter for iPhone

  6. Mich said

    People who leave sadistic & heartless comments better think twice before bad karma comes ur way.
    I ‘m horrified by these comments !
    Moderators should screen these comments ! Is horrifying

  7. iseedeadpeople said

    typically after seeing will fall sick and have high fever for a few days. please be patient and wait for her to recover and update you asap.

  8. What Do You Think? said

    *sigh* be fair to everyone, fellow Singaporeans. While I detest some of his policies and his high-handed way of ruling the country, let’s not forget we are not living in poverty at least. In fact, we are doing very well compared to neighbouring countries like Malaysia, Indonesian, Philippines, etc. Do you want to be like those poor people in the Philippines, forever living in fear from poverty, robbery, forced prostitution, kidnappings, etc? How fortunate we are!
    As I said, the greatest mistakes of this regime were setting up of the casinos and allowing foreigners to flood our land.

  9. Derrick said

    For those people who only know how to
    Curse people’s death.. I can only say good luck to u. Even if u don’t believe in retribution, at least display basic form of manners of your fellow human being. And if you are Singaporean, we can only say you are extremely xia Suay to fellow singaporeans.

    Angry? Don’t kick others’ buckets. Kick your own bucket!

  10. Spokesperson said

    Lee Kuan Yew is officially DEAD! But they are keeping quiet just like how they kept the news of his wife for over a year in an incubator!

  11. Larry Song said

    So you guys think that he is really gone and that they are just holding back the news till after National Day?

  12. Observer said

    I think the LKY I saw in TV just now was also not filmed today, maybe it was a rehearsal video. Hahaha.. This guy really know how to talk cock.

  13. Ntz said

    Doesn’t matter , he appear at NDP parade is a solid fact … He is alive and kicking is a true fact . U can stop ur nonsense le . IZ Reloaded . Gain ur fame another way !

  14. Jerry said

    IZ Reloaded is a foreigner, he’s Australian. Interesting to find out if he is already a PR or Singapore citizen.😀

    • may said

      nope. he’s a singaporean. haizat latiff.

      lives in bedok north.

      where did you get your info that he’s from australia?

  15. 过路人 said

    Don’t be too serious if the reporter is from SPH. Afterall we know who they are working for.

  16. Ah Kao said

    Izreloaded just trying to get attention one lah. The guy is a lying snake.

  17. babuseng said

    Tessa is cute. I like her tweets.

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