JOHOR BAHRU (Sept 6): A man who claimed that 14 of his family members had died as a result of Covid-19 to gain public sympathy had been collecting donations amounting to RM91,000 since June.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 31): Reports in local media that Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pictured) will be having an audience with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today are fake news.
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.