Updated: 07/14/2014 20:42

Fake letter declaring public holiday

A screenshot of the hoax letter (© Photo: CNA)

A screenshot of the hoax letter (Photo: CNA)

A letter circulating on mobile and online platforms in the name of President Tony Tan Keng Yam, declaring today a public holiday is fake. 

The letter written on what looks like official stationery, said that President Tony Tan had decided to declare today a public holiday to allow Singaporeans to have a chance of watching the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina. 

It adds that it will also allow Singaporeans to bond with family members, neighhours and friends. 

Germany won the game 1-nil in extra time. 

A statement from the President's office said it did not issue the letter. 

It adds that public holidays are announced by the Ministry of Manpower and can be found on their website.

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