Anti-fake news bill goes through second reading

Kamles Kumar

THE controversial Anti-Fake News Bill 2018 was read for the second time in the Dewan Rakyat today. 

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Azalina Othman Said tabled the bill at 2.44pm. 

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  • Azalina has chosen the worst example on MH 370 to justify fake news act. Had Malaysian Air Force been able to detect the plane coming back to Malaysian airspace, and enquired on the unusual activity, MH370 would have long been found. This is not fake news. The Fake News act is not meant to prepare for another MH 370, and so it should not have been quoted as an example. The grieving families do not think that fake news hurt them, but the action of the government did.

    Posted 5 years ago by Meng Kow Loh

  • Azalina quoted a lot of examples of fake news. Does the government intend to police all the fake news to stop them? Has the government the required resources to do that. Obviously not, since it would not be worth the taxpayers money to stop people spreading news about Jackie Chan. But the government will selective choose to take action if real news about Najib is reported. So the Act will be selectively policed. It will use it to silence about criticism of Najib. That is why the Act is hastily crafted before GE 14. It is a convenient to plot to declare emergency rule.

    Posted 5 years ago by Meng Kow Loh

  • SHE is fake news. She is clearly gay. If she admit it, they will persecute her to no ends, yet she herself willingly committee mass damage withe bills that she passes. Victims turns out to be the worst beast in us.

    Posted 5 years ago by Bigjoe Lam