Foreign media: former Prime Minister of Malaysia was suspected of spreading false news.

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 Foreign media: former Prime Minister of Malaysia was suspected of spreading false news.


Mahathir Mohamed, the candidate of the former Prime Minister of Malaysia and the opposition party in the upcoming national elections, is suspected of spreading false news, according to the New Straits Times of Malaysia in May 3rd, which is now being investigated by Malaysia police. According to media reports, in April 27th, Mahathir, 92, said he was told that the plane had broken down when he rented a plane. In his speech, Mahathir speculated that the occurrence of the accident was not accidental, but someone deliberately stopped him from going to Langkawi to submit his application for election. After that, the Malaysia Civil Aviation Authority said that Mahathir referred to conventional technical failures, and there was no undermining phenomenon. Kuala Lumpur police opened an investigation after Mahathir made a speech. The New Straits Times quoted police statement saying: the police have filed the case according to the anti fake news law, and the investigation is also against Mr. Mahathir. Prior to April, the Malaysia Congress approved an anti fake news Act (AntiFakeNewsAct2018). According to the bill, false news makers may be fined up to 6 years imprisonment and 500 thousand Malaysia ringgit (about 807 thousand and 300 yuan). This has caused some human rights organizations to disagree. They believe that the new law is aimed at combating dissent. The source of this article: Global Times - global network. More brilliant, please log on to World Wide Web http://www.huanqiu.com editor: Gu Ying _NN6577 After that, the Malaysia Civil Aviation Authority said that Mahathir referred to conventional technical failures, and there was no undermining phenomenon. Kuala Lumpur police opened an investigation after Mahathir made a speech. The New Straits Times quoted police statement saying: the police have filed the case according to the anti fake news law, and the investigation is also against Mr. Mahathir. Prior to April, the Malaysia Congress approved an anti fake news Act (AntiFakeNewsAct2018). According to the bill, false news makers may be fined up to 6 years imprisonment and 500 thousand Malaysia ringgit (about 807 thousand and 300 yuan). This has caused some human rights organizations to disagree. They believe that the new law is aimed at combating dissent.