27 Mar '18, 7am

[Mothership] M’sia Communications Minister and deputy appear to contradict each other over Fake News law https://t.co/HRqVC5NCiL

[Mothership] M’sia Communications Minister and deputy appear to contradict each other over Fake News law https://t.co/HRqVC5NCiL

So Malaysia’s Anti-Fake News Bill, that was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat (Lower House of Parliament) on March 26, is expected to pass fairly easily. After all, the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition has a majority in the House. But what does this mean for international media covering the alleged 1MDB scandal? Advertisement 1MDB The Bill comes in the wake of the 1MDB allegations related to Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak. Najib is accused of misappropriating money from the state investment fund, but has steadfastly denied those charges and maintained that the money found in his account was from a charitable donation by the Saudi Arabian government . Interestingly, the Bill itself contains what looks like a reference to the 1MDB scandal, under a section titled “Illustrations” of Fake News. Screen shot via Ong Kian Ming’s Twitter. The Bill also makes it clear that it ...

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