DAP’s hypocrisy over fake news

Nobody in the DAP had anything to say when Tian Chua admitted to faking a photograph showing Altantuya seated next to Najib at a luncheon. Source (pic): TTF Files

TTF: Lim Guan Eng’s press secretary told media today that a police report was lodged over the dissemination of fake messages and news relating to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng on social media (see news item below).

However, Lutfi should note that the art of disseminating fake news and disinformation was perfected by none other than the Guan Eng led DAP through a team of cyber troopers sponsored by the party.

Back when the DAP friendly media portals and Facebook pages were filled with thousands of fake entires pouring scorn over Barisan Nasional and Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak, neither Guan Eng nor his DAP had anything to say.

As a matter of fact, Tian Chua even admitted publicly to faking an image portraying Najib as having a meal with Altantuya and Razak Baginda and made no apologies for his actions, calling it a form of artistic expression even though it cost Najib dearly at the ballot box.

So I can’t really understand what all the fuss is about.

KUALA LUMPUR: A police report has been lodged over the dissemination of fake messages and news relating to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng on social media.

According to Lim’s press secretary, Lutfi Hakim, the messages spread via WhatsApp, are false and are aimed at defaming Lim who had never made the statements as disseminated.

Lutfi said the act of irresponsible parties using the appearance and format of a local daily to spread false and defamatory information is regretted.

“The messages were spread with the evil intention to incite racial sentiments, anger, unhappiness and hatred towards the Finance Minister,” he said in a statement on Saturday (March 9).

The report was made at the Dang Wangi police headquarters here on Thursday (March 7).

Lutfi said it is important to check the information received before forwarding them via social media or other channels with the source, established newspapers and professionals.

This included the Finance Ministry’s official webpage, Facebook, and Twitter sites, he said.

According to the statement, the dissemination of false information is an offence under the Penal Code and the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.





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