This image is not from S’pore. Post about it is fake, entirely made up. But some still duped.
What a lie.
A Facebook post circulating a photograph supposedly showing a little girl sleeping outside an office building in Singapore, has been called out as fake.
The post in question was put up by Jafri Basron, a man who has 820 followers on Facebook and calls himself a “Civil Right Activist”.
This is the post in question:
The post had over 60 shares and here are some reactions:
When one netizen questioned why Jafri did not offer help but took a photograph instead, the man responded:
Several comments on the Facebook post subsequently pointed out that this photograph was actually taken in Malaysia.
A 2014 article from 1 Malaysia News carried the photograph which was supposedly taken in Penang. The article explained that the girl looked to have a fever and was accompanying her mother who was selling kerepek, a fried snack.
Jafri last made the news when he shared his supposed exchange with Amrin Amin, Home Affairs Parliamentary Secretary and Member of Parliament for Sembawang GRC:
Which prompted a response from the MP: