Presidential hopeful Farid Khan has rebutted an All Singapore Stuff report claiming that he backs a petition against Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi.
“The report is completely untrue,” said the 62-year-old chairman of Bourbon Offshore Asia Pacific in a Facebook post on Tuesday (5 September).
The website’s report said that Farid had thrown his weight behind a Change.org petition calling on the European Court of Human Rights to try Suu Kyi for human rights violations, noting that Farid had shared a link to the petition on Facebook.
Farid explained in his post that a member of his media team had “accidentally” shared several postings while managing the potential candidate’s personal Facebook account. This happened as a result of using a touch-screen device, said Farid.
“As I do not wish for the incident to be repeated, I have closed my personal FB account,” he added.
Early last month, local website Mothership apologised to presidential contender Salleh Marican for a fake news report that claimed he had discussed the “hijab issue” in Singapore.
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