S’pore Nat’l Olympic Committee calls out HK media outlet for fake news: No pork served to SEA Games delegates in PH
The Singapore National Olympic Committee (SNOC) has refuted the report of the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post (SCMP) that the country’s Muslim delegates to the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games were served pork in Manila.
Quoting an SNOC spokesperson, Channel News Asia (CNA) reported Wednesday (November 27) that there’s no truth to SCMP’s report that Singaporean chef de mission or head of national team Juliana Seow talked to the Philippine media about the supposed serving of pork to Singaporean athletes.
“Juliana did not speak with the Philippine media nor were our Muslim athletes served pork,” the spokesperson said. “The mentions in SCMP article related to these two allegations are not true.”
“We have written to SCMP to seek a correction immediately,” the spokesperson added.
SCMP reported that Singaporean athletes were forced to order their own food because they were served kikiam, a kind of pork roll.
The paper said Seow wrote Phisgoc this week asking that it resolve the problems Singaporean delegates are facing.
“We had tried our best to be patient and understanding. As much as we had tried to resolve the situations ourselves as well as with our sports and you, these situations cannot continue any further as our athletes are badly affected and are not able to prepare for the games effectively,” Seow reportedly wrote.