Tamil Diplomat

Singapore dismisses Lee Kuan Yew death report as hoax

A top government spokesman dismissed as a hoax Wednesday a report that Singapore’s founding father had died.

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.