Anti-Fake News Act will bring an end to Pakatan’s fish stories

TTF: Now do you understand why Anti Fake-News laws are necessary (see news item below)?

GE14 is just a month away.

Had the government not turned the Anti Fake-News Bill 2018 into law, Pakatan would have gotten away with murder in the lead up to the 14th general election (GE14). Many of their stories are proven fabrications, designed to turn voters against the Government of Malaysia (GoM) and the country’s Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak. 

With the Act, it is left to be seen if people like Dr Mahathir Mohamed have the guts to claim that “RM42 billion went missing from 1MDB” or that “the GoM is a Kleptocracy.” If you hear these words being uttered, you can rest assured that I’ll be the first on the scene to lodge a police report against anyone who chooses to utter them.

So what will it be then, Lim Kit Siang?

Do you dare refer to our government as a kleptocracy, or are we going to hear you insinuate that the Prime Minister siphoned RM2.6 billion from 1MDB? Oh yes, you’re an expert when it comes to “poisoned dart” insinuations, I give you that. Still, you’re just no match to your son, his Holiness the Lim Guan Eng, who’s lies are so outright and damned ridiculous that I sometimes wonder if he himself actually believes them. I mean, that guy’s a genius when it comes to giving himself rope to hang!

Don’t believe me?

Well, just take a look then at the time he flip flopped regarding CRCC’s role in the tunnel Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV). Do you remember when he denied ever saying that CRCC held stakes in the SPV? If that were true, surely he would have retracted a 3rd of April 2013 entry in Buletin Mutiara that made the association. But did he retract the piece when I told him to do so?

No.

But how couldn’t he? The last I checked, Buletin Mutiara was the mouthpiece of an administration he himself was the leader of. So how could it be that one minute, he says that CRCC did not hold stakes in the SPV, but the next minute, he refuses to retract an entry that says the exact opposite? Is that not a clear indicator that His Holiness is in the business of creating and propagating fake news?

And let’s not forget the time he lied about Ramasamy’s role in matters of transportation in the state. On the 14th of February 2018, I wrote the following (in orange):

Lim Guan Eng grossly erred in his decision earlier today to criticise the MACC for recording P. Ramasmy’s statement. According to the Penang Chief Minister, there was no reason for the anti-graft agency to call on his deputy as the latter’s portfolio in the state government was unrelated to the Penang Undersea Tunnel project.

However, what the Chief Minister failed to mention was his deputy’s membership with the Penang Transport Council (PTP). The membership, which took effect on the 14th of June 2016, is set to expire on the 18th of May 2018 (SEE FULL LIST HERE). Under the circumstances, Ramasamy is as yet a member of a council tasked with advising the state government and relevant authorities on all issues of transportation in the state.

By virtue of this reasoning, we can conclude with a reasonable degree of certainty that the Deputy Chief Minister is indeed responsible for the tunnel project no matter how remote or substantial that responsibility may be.

By skating over this and the fact that the PTC was responsible for mooting the Penang Transportation Masterplan (TMP) under which the tunnel project is parked, Guan Eng misled Malaysians into thinking that the MACC was harassing the state government by declaring that the anti-graft agency was “conducting a politically motivated investigation.”

These seditious remarks were uttered wth wilful intent to cast both the anti-graft agency and the ruling Barisan Nasional in bad light. The Chief Minister has, in the past, accused the ruling coalition of “sabotaging the (tunnel) project” in the same breath he suggested that the MACC was on a political witch hunt to harass the state government. There has been more than one occasion in which he connoted the anti-graft agency itself with acts of injustice.

There is no way Guan Eng would not have been aware of Ramasamy’s appointment to the PTC as all appointments to the council require his prior consent. For the record, the council is co-chaired by Yang Berhormat (YB) Lim Hock Seng who happens also to be the State Executive Councillor in charge of Public Works, Public Utilities and Transportation.

In light of all the above, I hereby demand that Guan Eng retracts his accusations against the MACC and offers both the anti-graft agency and the ruling Barisan Nasional an apology for suggesting that a political conspiracy by the aforementioned parties to damage the Penang state government exists. 

Now, did Guan Eng ever apologise to BN or the MACC?

No.

Which is why, I hereby reiterate that his Holiness the Lim Guan Eng is the mother of all liars. I also challenge the Chief Minister to repeat that the “MACC is conducting a politically motivated investigation” against the state government with regards to its heavily tainted and scandalised RM6.3 billion Penang Undersea Tunnel project.

Got the balls to accept my challenge, Guan Eng?

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GEORGE TOWN: The Anti-Fake News Act 2018 may have come into force today, but that did not deter someone from disseminating fake posters alleging that 5,000 free bras would be distributed at an Umno event this Sunday.

The poster also has the words “jom pi periksa dada, dapat terus sarung dada” (northern Malay slang for “Let’s get your breasts checked, and then get free bras”) with a man wearing a Barisan Nasional (BN) shirt and the name of one “Dato’ Sri Hj Ustaz Amran bin Nordin” beside it.

Permatang Pauh BN coordinator Datuk Mohd Zaidi Mohd Said said the poster first appeared on Facebook, and later, was shared via WhatsApp.

“My team found about 60 postings of this fake poster and it has been shared numerous times since this afternoon,” he told Malay Mail.

He said it was obviously photoshopped from his original poster of an event on April 15 at SK Permatang Tok Kandu.

The original poster showed Mohd Zaidi as well as his name together with an offer for 5,000 free eyeglasses.

The wording of the original poster was instead “jom pi periksa mata, dapat terus cermin mata” (“Let’s get our eyes checked, and then get free spectacles”).

The original white spectacles icon was replaced by a white bra in the doctored poster instead.

“It is so ironic that the anti-fake news law comes into force today and people are already spreading fake posters,” he said.

He added that he did not know whose face had been superimposed onto his in the fake poster.

“I don’t know who is this ‘Dato’ Sri Hj Ustaz Amran bin Nordin’. There is no such person in Umno but I think whoever’s face they put on the fake poster should also lodge a police report,” he said.

Mohd Zaidi said he will be lodging a police report over the fake “free bra” poster at the Central Seberang Perai district police headquarters in Bandar Perda tomorrow.

Permatang Pauh Umno Youth posted both the original and fake posters side by side on their Facebook page, labelling the free bra poster as “Poster Palsu” (fake poster) and the original poster as “Poster Sebenar” (real poster).

Earlier today, caretaker prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced that the Anti-Fake News Act 2018 had come into force after receiving assent from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and gazetted.

Source: The Malay Mail Online

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