Lam Thye, is the ferry photo authentic?

AB Sulaiman

Modified 29 Jan 2008, 10:21 am

Lee Lam Thye as chairman of Niosh, or the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, wrote in the Star newspaper about the ferry tragedy that took four lives and a number of others missing. The newspaper incidentally showed a photo of the ferry Seagull Express on fire to illustrate Lee's point.

Lee instigated for a thorough investigation to be carried out to determine the cause of this tragedy and many other related questions. He is absolutely correct on this score, and I do salute him for his forthrightness and early show of concern.

I am particularly impressed with his sincerity in not questioning the photo of the burning ferry. Is it a real fire or can the photo be doctored or tampered with in the first place? With this clear demonstration of his forthrightness, those people who questioned Lee's character as a member of the Lingam tape panel can henceforth sleep more soundly.

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