Gopalan Nair wrote on his blog recently that Singapore’s strongman Lee Kuan Yew suffered a massive heart attack and was warded in SGH. He said on the same post that there were demonstrations and civil unrest on the streets of Singapore.
Later, on the same day, Gopalan blogged that the post was a hoax created by him.
The blogshere of Singapore has been raging against Gopalan ever since. Most said that it was irresponsible of him to create such a vicious hoax and some even said it destroys the credibility of bloggers in Singapore. One even said that people could get killed by such rumors.
I will admit that when I read the post, I was in a mind of writing a glowing tribute to the living-legend that is Lee Kuan Yew but then I remember who wrote the post.
People, it’s Gopalan Nair! The man is a rabble-rouser and seemingly proud of that. He has an axe to grind with the Singapore government and to be fair Gopalan hasn’t really tried to hide that fact.
I mean really people, it’s Gopalan Nair! Did anyone really take him seriously?