JOHOR BAHRU (June 2): A tuition teacher is “believed” to be the first person to be charged under the emergency ordinance on the publication of fake news, the FMT news portal reported today.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 23): Malaysia took the unenviable title of dropping the furthest in the 2021 World Press Freedom Index after falling 18 spots to number 119.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 12): The federal government has gazetted an ordinance that seeks to criminalise "fake news" relating to Covid-19 and the Emergency proclamation, with stiff penalties for offenders.
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 23): The viral news that has gone viral on social media regarding children aged below 12-year old are not allowed to enter shopping malls and eateries is fake, according to the Quick Response Team of Multimedia and Communications Ministry (KKMM).
PETALING JAYA (May 27): A viral message circulating on WhatsApp on a list of hotels in Kuala Lumpur and Penang available for sale is a hoax.
MELAKA (March 27): For spreading fake news about the COVID-19 on WhatsApp, a senior citizen was left RM2,000 poorer when he was fined by the Magistrate's Court in Ayer Keroh here.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 9): The Beijing Medical Products Administration denied the credibility of a COVID-19 home testing kit and added there are no authorized home version of the test yet, China Daily reported today.
SERI KEMBANGAN (Feb 29): Police began a probe on Facebook user "Sharifah Sofia Syed Rashid III" who claimed that the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong had asked interim prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to resign, Malaysiakini reported today.