The Straits Times in a Facebook post addressed to its readers said that it was aware that a Facebook post is being circulated in which an ST article with the headline “President Tan conveys best wishes to Thailand’s new King, invites him to visit Singapore” had been modified. ST views this act of mischief seriously, and said that it will not hesitate to take action against those involved. They are currently investigating the matter.
Facebook page Wake Up Singapore was among the first to share the ST’s newsfeed as it appeared in Facebook.
Facebook user Bruce Wee in sharing the ST link said: “Straits Times, you can change the heading & picture, but the comments are still there!”
Youtube user Ng Yi Shu have suggested that the headline could have been faked.
Comments on ST’s article as published in its Facebook casts doubts if the headline was indeed faked.