Yahoo! News Singapore, 8 Aug 2012
Former presidential hopeful Tan Kin Lian has drawn the ire of netizens for an insensitive Facebook post.
In a post on Wednesday and without mentioning any names, the former NTUC chief made reference to the "false rumours of the death of a well-known Singapore personality".
He went on to recount a bizarre World War II story told to him by a Swedish friend 20 years ago before ending off the post with a "Ha,ha! Happy 47th National Day".
Within a span of four hours, his post had over 30 shares and likes respectively, and close to 60 comments.
His post sparked a strong response from netizens who felt his post was in bad taste. Full story