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MALAYSIAN photographer created false picture of current situation in Fukushima

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    Do you see what I see?'

    Daryl Chin
    PUBLISHEDJUL 24, 2016, 5:00 AM SGT

    Looks can deceive and what you see is not always an accurate reflection of reality
    A Malaysian photographer has drawn the ire of many after publishing a set of photos purportedly showing the chilling aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.


    The 27 "never seen before" photos were posted on Facebook by Mr Keow Wee Loong on July 10.

    Mr Keow's accompanying captions were fairly dramatic. He wore a gas mask when he entered the exclusion zone or Red Zone, as he felt a "burning sensation in his eyes and a thick chemical smell in the air".

    He did not bother applying for a special permit "as it took too long" and snuck in through the forest to avoid the police.

    Many of the photos show Mr Keow exploring the town alone, in places like abandoned houses and convenience stores. "The radiation level is still very high. I could still find food, money, gold, laptops and other valuables," he added.


    His photos went viral, with more than 125,000 likes, comments and shares. Several publications like CNN, The Daily Mail and The Guardian reported on it

    When interviewed by Time about his work, Mr Keow said: "I like to photograph places where people don't go."

    But he has also attracted criticisms about his motives, authenticity and ethics.

    Polish photographer Arkadiusz Podniesinski claims Mr Keow's account was sensationalised and much of it fabricated in a bid to gain fame. To illustrate his point, Mr Podniesinski put up a map which apparently showed that all of the photos Mr Keow took were in Green or Orange Zones. These areas can be accessed by anyone.

    In addition, the nearby areas were frequented by repair crews and tourists, and were in no way as desolate as Mr Keow's photos made them out to be, he asserted.

    "Photographers and writers of unreliable and inaccurate texts, which are then replicated by hundreds of media outlets around the world, create a false picture of the current situation in Fukushima," Mr Podniesinski said.

    Since then, pictures of tourists and officials in the same spots Mr Keow was photographed in have emerged.

    On reddit, a nuclear engineer who supposedly works for the Japan Atomic Energy Agency took issue with Mr Keow wearing a gas mask for protection against the "chemical smell" but donning a pair of shorts and a hoodie. "You cannot feel and smell radiation. And it's not a gas," he said.

    There has also been a backlash from some Japanese residents, who called Mr Keow thoughtless and irresponsible for going into private properties in the zones and sifting through other people's possessions.

    Expatriate and Fukushima resident Xan Wetherall was one of the detractors. He called for people not to spread Mr Keow's work.

    "Not only is what he did illegal, but beyond disrespectful to victims of the disaster who had no choice but to leave their homes. Additionally, his post is full of misinformation ," said the English language teacher. "Please help promote this beautiful prefecture, not damage its image further for posterity and Internet fame."

    Mr Keow, for his part, stands by the work he has put up.

    In a lengthy Facebook post on July 19, he called Mr Podniesinski's map inaccurate, and insisted the photos he took were the best he could do, given that he had neither a guide nor the luxury of time.

    "I went in to Fukushima to document the devastating consequences of nuclear power," he added. "I deeply apologise to the residents of Fukushima and Japan if they felt that I have disrespected their home by misrepresenting Fukushima in such a bad light, but it is what it is."

    The post had its fair share of supporters.

    "I applaud your bravery even after your resources to conduct your business in safety were lost. I hope that your thirteen hours of exposure do not harm you later on but that is not how the brave think," said one Facebook user.

    http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion...medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&xtor=CS1-10
     
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    Hahahah lawless MALAYSIAN build illegal extension like as if their entitlement. No wonder think nothing of illegal entry to other people's house to sift through other people's possessions and take photos. Now kena Shame shame shame by the Japanese ! Very good!

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    "There has also been a backlash from some Japanese residents, who called Mr Keow thoughtless and irresponsible for going into private properties in the zones and sifting through other people's possessions.

    Expatriate and Fukushima resident Xan Wetherall was one of the detractors. He called for people not to spread Mr Keow's work.

    "Not only is what he did illegal, but beyond disrespectful to victims of the disaster who had no choice but to leave their homes"
     
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    halo jit kwan ah lau siang suka si boh
     
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    You visited prostitute how many times without your bor knowing?
     
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    katong Lau Kway bu... Pok Pok ke . Pok ke Pok ke ...

    Today stand street no business? go Desker Road, you might get lucky!
     
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    Coward Alamaking your MALAYSIAN CHICKEN family no business tonight? Stinky MALAYSIAN CHICKEN !
     
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    Alamaking why so coward to run off after exposed by Burger king? Lying just admit and apologise lah. Fucking coward keep lying and slandering others. Really a mudlander dog no standard.
     
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    And you notice all these liars think others are lying because they themselves are liars.
     
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    Proof proof proof! No proof as never will have proof from liars.
     
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    Stompiss you drink piss indeed and your mother wife daughters granddaughter will all be MALAYSIAN CHICKEN no end in sight. Katong to Geylang to Johor all your MALAYSIAN CHICKEN family.
     
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    Siao kao Lai Lai Lai why shit and run off? Really a coward.
     
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    Mudlander dogs and sinkie traitor dogs are like that. Totally no standard cowards using clones.
     
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    Siao kao think that spread lies can become truth. What an Evil and rotten heart MALAYSIAN keep spreading lies of burger king and now me. Shameless Malaysian with MALAYSIAN CHICKEN family and think everyone is like his mother wife daughters granddaughter a chicken.
     
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    Siao kao stompiss coward run off BOO BOO BOO mudlander dog
     
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    Why so many MALAYSIAN like Alamaking keep spreading lies with pride ?
     
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    Many MALAYSIAN are LIAR who love slandering others. The photographer is already one proof. Those in JB forum another, my ex colleague MALAYSIAN INDIAN SPR and now this Alamak with MALAYSIAN CHICKEN family. Why so many MALAYSIANS so shameless liars? Shame shame shame!
     
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    Lai Lai Lai coward stompiss! Don't shit and run off. Money don't have but I have plenty of time to deal with you. Don't be coward to hit and run. Totally no standard. Each time you drop shit I will return one hundred times to your fellow MALAYSIAN CHICKEN family pok pok kway Alamaking family. Coward Alamaking caught lying and still shamelessly lying non stop.
     
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