15 Mar '11, 2am

pls dun spread unnecess panic. as it is... it's already very worrying! imagine us still in jap n worrying families in sg!

SINGAPORE - It had to happen. Amid fears of a radioactive fallout from Japan, some people here have been receiving bogus and misleading SMSes. One hoax message making the rounds claimed that "radiation may hit the Philippines" and "Asian countries should take necessary precautions". Another bogus message warned people not to be caught in the rain as rain drops may contain radioactive particles that could burn or even cause cancer. That message also urged people to remain indoors and to swab iodine on their necks to prevent radiation contamination. Sales manager Leong Hoon Kee, 59, who received one such message, said he was so concerned that he forwarded it to friends and family, without verifying its accuracy. Experts warned that such messages could cause unnecessary fear and panic. Nuclear expert Dr Benjamin Sovacool said: "You would have to have a much more serious core ...

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