Hong Kong’s King of political mis-predictions claimed his latest “victim”: Bitcoin
Latest update: 24 Dec 2017
Politicians around the world love endorsements, but we doubt anyone would like the ones from Hong Kong’s Stephen SHIU Yeuk-yuen, who becomes a local online urban legend, by backing the losing candidates in elections, or predicting the exactly opposite outcomes in referenda.
He even once predicted Donald Trump would lose the U.S. presidential election in 2016 “definitely”. Bitcoin became the latest “victim” of his “blessings”: after he defended the cryptocurrency, as he claimed it is not a Ponzi scheme, the value of the digital currency fell 30% instantly.
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Norbert Hofer, the current Austrian federal minister of Transport was one of the unlikely victims of Shiu’s oracles: Shiu once claimed in his online radio programme, that Hofer was highly likely to be elected as Austrian head of state.
Shiu also claimed United Kingdom would vote to remain within the European Union earlier this year, yet another example of his ability on fortune mis-telling.
The accuracy of his predictions, earned him a nickname as 燈神 “lantern god”, a sarcasm term refer his “blessing” as exact false “light of hope”. A hashtag, #燒山好野, literally means “Hail to Mr Shiu”, is widely used by Netizens, whenever the opposite of his oracles, becomes a reality.
As his programme on his own online radio station covers global affairs quite a lot, we simply wonder who is the next world leader receiving Shiu’s blessing.
Shiu’s victim since Norbert Hofer
Even movie La La Land
Park Geun-hye of South Korea