TTF: The Anti Fake-News Bill has been approved. It is only a matter of time before the Bill is gazetted and turned into law. Once that happens, all relevant authorities will be presented with an avenue to act swiftly on the spread of disinformation and fake news. I can already see Pakatan Harapan politicians squirming and wriggling in despair.
So here’s the deal:
The minute the Bill turns into law, I dare Lim Kit Siang to state – as he has on many occasions – that the government is systematically Islamizing all faucets of the social and administrative strata. I dare the senior Lim to reiterate that his son’s arrest by the MACC on the 29th of June 2016 was the result of a Barisan Nasional led conspiracy to finish the latter’s political career.
And while I’m at it, I also dare the DAP de facto chief to proclaim that the country is indeed going bankrupt and that the Prime Minister of Malaysia is a Kleptocrat. I dare Dr Mahathir Mohamad to affirm that the implementation of GST has burdened the rakyat and Lim Guan Eng to reiterate that the MACC is playing double standards insofar as its probe into the Penang Undersea Tunnel scandal is concerned.
What say you guys? Are you up for the challenge?
KUALA LUMPUR: The Dewan Negara today passed the Anti-Fake News Bill 2018 which represents a serious move by the government to check the dissemination of fake news brought on by the development of modern technology.
Dewan Negara president Tan Sri SA Vigneswaran announced that the bill was passed by a majority voice vote after 17 senators spoke during the debate on it.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said, who tabled the bill earlier today, said during the winding-up of the debate that the government’s move to introduce the law would not restrict freedom of speech as it was only aimed at checking the dissemination of fake news.
She said that despite the existence of several relevant laws, it had been difficult to effectively and swiftly control the dissemination of fake news until today due to the rapid and complex development of information technology.
Source: The Malay Mail Online