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S’pore falls for India’s satirical Sun TV news about Little India riot

Posted on 10 December 2013

Fake news piece causes a bit of diplomatic tension.


Singapore is reportedly very, very angry with India’s Sun TV for broadcasting a piece of made up news regarding the Little India riot on Sunday.

The satirical news piece was aired on television in India as a bulletin on Monday evening, with gravity thrown in for effect.

However, unbeknownst to Singapore, Sun TV is widely known from the Ganges to the Taj Mahal, as The Onion of the sub-continent’s billion people.

In the bulletin, the news anchor with a toupee and a funny bush over his lip reported that the Little India riot in Singapore on Sunday was caused when an Indian man was killed after he was pushed out of a bus by a Singaporean woman.

Such an act is considered both profane and funny in their culture.

And then two vehicles suddenly caught fire as a result.

To add to the absurdity of it, this was followed by the report saying that the Singaporean authorities and Chinese people proceeded to attack the Indians.

With the satire coming hard and fast without skipping a beat, the news bulletin suddenly featured footage of Teo Chee Hean talking at 2 a.m. in a daze.

To make matters even funnier, someone in Singapore actually made a police report against Sun TV, with the hopes that the authorities can arrest someone in India for writing comedy.

Watch the Sun TV skit here:

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  • Kelvin Law

    If this is satire, then it has to be the sickiest sense of humour the writer possessed. It is insensitive especially when the deceased is their fellow countryman. Either way, shame on them still for taking advantage of a sad situation to make some waves in publicity! Ironically thats what you are attempting to do it too!

    • Subramanian

      Dude Sun TV news is no satirical news. This news site is! Check out the tag line (only 50% real) 😛 so in fact their claim that sun TV is a satire channel is in fact a joke

  • Mr. Considering

    This is actually not bad; how could i have not seen this earlier?