Anti Fake-News Bill: Pakatan should speak for itself, not Malaysians

TTF: Pakatan Harapan is misleading the taxpayer.

If it weren’t, its MPs would have stuck to providing checks and balances instead of harassing the government day in day out. No matter what the government does, it is always ridiculed and accused of something. The worst part is, these MPs are wasting hard-earned taxpayer ringgit by pulling stunts such as the one they pulled on Azalina yesterday (see news item below).

Still want to vote Pakatan?

Today, they’re opposing the Anti Fake-News Bill (see news item below). Yesterday, they opposed the ISA. When the ISA was finally removed, they refused to thank the Prime Minister and branded him a dictator instead. Today, they’re saying that the ‘dictator’ is bent on curbing freedom of expression by introducing the Anti Fake-News Bill to target Malaysians.

Yes, no matter what Najib does, he will always be a dictator. If he were to abolish the Sedition Act, he’ll be a dictator. Should he do away with the death penalty, he’ll be a dictator. Heck, if he were to abolish all laws in the country, he’ll still be a dictator. The only way he won’t be a dictator is if he were to migrate to Africa or launch himself in a rocket to Mars.

Pakatan only has itself to blame for the Anti Fake-News Bill. For a great many years, The Roket was disseminating a shxtload of nonsense before Lim Kit Siang came in with his blog.limkitsiang.com. Then, when The Malaysian Insider, Malaysiakini, Free Malaysia Today and Malaysia Chronicle popped up, fake news pinnacled to the heights of absurdity, with rabbits being pulled out of hats and Mahathma Gandhi being made to look like Tom Cruise.

And today, they’re worried that the bill will affect Malaysians.

Seriously, these goons should stop speaking on behalf of Malaysians and start speaking for themselves! The only thing the Anti Fake-News Bill will serve to do – assuming, of course, that it is turned into law – is to bring an end to the fake news being created and disseminated by the likes of Lim Kit Siang and Lim Guan Eng, and not to mention, the mouthpieces of the component parties they represent.

Brace for impact, guys. This bill will bite you hard.

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KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said said the Opposition was only using Tun Dr Mahathir for political gain by bringing the former prime minister to join the briefing session on the Anti-Fake News Bill 2018 at Parliament House today.

The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department said the one-hour closed-door briefing was meant to be between her and Opposition Members of the Parliament (MP), and that Dr Mahathir was not invited.

“I am not sure how he (Tun M) got in. I held the briefing only for the opposition MPs… But if they (Opposition) called him in, what can I do? That is their right.

“But then again, I was disappointed because I was engaging the Opposition. We had a lot of laws to talk about. In fact, when (I) wanted to discuss, they talked about political issues… How then to talk about the legislation?” she told at the Parliament building.

“I do not blame Tun M. As for me, he is being used by the opposition because they want to use Tun M just to scare us… But I feel sorry for Tun M,” she said.

Azalina said that the action by several Opposition parliamentarians who left the briefing before it ended made it difficult for the process of explaining the Bill, and showed that they were desperate.

“Pagoh (MP) left, so too Lembah Pantai (MP). In fact, he (Tun M) also walked out before it (briefing) ended… but what to do. They came to talk and then they left,” she said.

Elaborating further, Azalina said the government was now more open because it was willing to hold dialogues and briefings with the opposition when it came to drafting laws, compared to the time during Dr Mahathir’s reign where such a session was never held.

“At least, I held a dialogue for the public interest so that as elected representatives, they can voice out and express views on the legislation.

“I wanted to hear the views (from the perspective of) the law. Instead, they had only given opinions from the political point of view,” she added

Source: The Malay Mail Online

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