Friday, April 13, 2018

Could this be the first one for Malaysia's Anti-Fake News Act 2018?

Updated:
Ah, so SBB won't get the honour of being the first. Not as long as Mahathir keeps mum over Saiful's £65 million accusation. The novelty of being the first to be investigated under the Fake News Act will go to a news related to TMJ's shopping spree in Johor. Read Hoax over TMJ's cash giveaway 1st case probed under fake news law. Kinda anti-climax, if you ask me. And the Crown Prince should take some of the blame for the fracas.


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Saiful Bahari Baharom (pic) is a brave man to come out with the £65 m-in-Dr M's bank account story as soon as the Anti-Fake News Act 2018 became law. It better be berani kerana benar. Because if he does not have some kind of proof to show that Dr Mahathir Mohamad did have £65 million or RM375 million in his personal bank account when he was Prime Minister, he can get into quite a lot of trouble. And all those editors of media and news portals that reported on Saiful's expos√®, too (for e.g. Why a close family friend to Dr M is openly declaring support for Najib).  Our Anti-Fake News Act was formulated to be equally tough on those abetting in the spread of a fake news. [Here's what you need to know about Malaysia's Anti-Fake News Act 2018].
All Dr Mahathir needs to do is to come forward and deny the £65 million story and accuse Saiful of falsehood and start proceedings to bring down the media and portals that published the accusation. Imagine the irony - the biggest opponents of the Anti-Fake News Act using the new law to seek justice against lies and half-truths! How poetic! 
Providing, of course, that the £65 million story is a lie in the first place. 

4 comments:

Old fart said...

I did not realise that the anti-inflammatory fake news was not available to those opposed to the Fake News Act. I guess then, any amount of fake news can be proffered on those opposed to BN. After all, if the arbiters of whether a need is fake or not comes only from one camp, would it not be for those arbiters to proffer the charges? So, Mahathir can come with any amount of proof. The arbiters can take any amount of time to arbiter his complaint and either come to a quick decision that it's fake or not. Or they could just keep saying that they are investigating for as long as they want and meanwhile the fake news stands! But of course Mahathir could Institute Civil action against this accuser.

RD. said...

Salamun Alaikum Dato Rocky.

Come-on Dato.

Najib already set the precedence.
Even if its true that Dr.M had £65 million in his personal bank account, all he had to do to prove his innocence... just say that its a derma or donation from some rich do-gooder Kapir from... lets say Taiwan, to fight Kleptocracy or Daesh.
Money trails is immaterial, because the donor insist on anonymity.

xnakdedak said...

LOL, Latuk Latuk Latuk.

You are so farnee.


"All Dr Mahathir needs to do is to come forward and deny the £65 million story and accuse Saiful of falsehood and start proceedings to bring down the media and portals that published the accusation. Imagine the irony - the biggest opponents of the Anti-Fake News Act using the new law to seek justice against lies and half-truths! How poetic!"

Here's a deal:

Get your dedakmaster to sue the WSJ "next Tuesday" as promised, first.

Actually, more than 100 papers globally have covered 1MDB corruption. He should sue them all.

But then, those papers have real journalists.

What are you, Latuk : )




Tanah Melayu Kini said...

yup, just deny it.. we all good..
if you can..