Malaysia has sufficient laws to combat fake news, says Bar Council


Kamles Kumar

Malaysian Bar president George Varughese says the government must consult stakeholders, including lawyers, to get a clearer picture of the new laws it intends to formulate to curb the spread of fake news. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 9, 2018.

MALAYSIA already has sufficient laws to curb the spread of fake news, said Malaysian Bar president George Varughese today.

He said it was not necessary for the government to introduce new laws, but the Bar Council would wait and see what the provisions entailed.


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  • In Bolehland, we need to define FAKE NEWS ! Then laws can be enacted to counter this. One man's meat is another man's poison!

    Posted 2 years ago by Crishan Veera