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Indonesia media buys New Nation news about PM Lee and SBY

Posted on 12 February 2014

Come we clap for you.

I guess we can now REALLY say the row between Singapore and Indonesia has seriously come to a head.

Indonesia media left, right and centre have picked up on the New Nation piece about PM Lee unfriending Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Facebook.

Tribun News, read by 200 million Indonesians, reported on the issue as if it is real and it has gone viral.


This is the Google Translate of the first two paragraphs:

TRIBUNNEWS.COM, JAKARTA – The tension between Indonesia and Singapore because naming controversy Usman KRI-Aaron peaked. Reportedly, tensions also have spread to the level of the top leadership of both countries.

Reported by the Singapore media, the New Nation, Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong has blocked the Facebook account of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of friends. In addition to removing SBY as a friend, Lee also also clean up and remove the tags that show SBY photo in the album collection.

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  • mlj11


    Yet another scalp! Great job!

  • Kay

    So ashamed as an Indonesian netizen . Sighs what is wrong with some Indonesian journalists…

  • Alan Lau

    I’m not sure whether to laugh or not … Indonesian Journalist should double check the new source first before going public … now they joined North Korea on the using false news

  • Adhitya Daniel

    Our *ahem Major Media Sites did this in almost weekly basis. now how cool is that when you realize your supposed to be trustworthy media are filled with sensationists with their own agenda? (This is not a sarcasm. of course it isn’t, riiight?)

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  • maisur

    You can’t fix stupid…

  • Zekion Lee

    Epic… Lol