A news story first published on May 22, 2015, about a 21-year-old Singaporean man, Mohamed Aslam Shahul, dying after falling off a cliff in Bali while taking a selfie has been discredited.
However, after clarifications from the deceased's family that the man fell while taking pictures of the sunset -- presumably a day after the original news made the rounds -- ST has since deleted the initial report and edited their story.
No apology was issued for the error.
From the edited ST article:
Local media reported that Mr Mohamed Aslam had fallen in while taking a selfie on the cliff, but a relative who spoke to The Straits Times yesterday said he had in fact been taking pictures of the sunset.
"According to the friends who were with him there, he wasn't taking a selfie," said the relative, who added that two friends tried to jump in to save him but were foiled by strong waves.
CNA, on the other hand, has yet to delete their piece or make the necessary amendments.