Stop spreading fake news, reminds deputy minister Datuk Jailani Johari

Stop spreading fake news, reminds deputy minister Datuk Jailani Johari

Spreading fake news has been like a ‘staple diet’ for some of the people and this culture has to stop, reminded Communications and Multimedia Deputy Minister Datuk Jailani Johari.

Speaking to reporters after having a field trip in his parliamentary constituency Hulu Terengganu, Datuk Jailani said he also highlighted on the fake news culture increase recently at the Asean meeting in Manila, Philippines.

When asked about the photos and videos of Thafiz school fire incident in viralled, Datuk Jailani said “Although we have gained independence for 60 years, our leaders have envisaged Vision 2020 and TN50, by right we should produce citizens with first class mentality

“However, after 60 years, can we call ourselves as citizens with first class mentality?

“We have asked the people not to spread on the Thafiz school fire incident as it may jeopardise the outcome of the preliminary probe conducted by the authorities.

“Through Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) statement, we have asked Internet users and social media users not to circulate and upload the photos of Thafiz school fire incident.”

If anyone still circulates the photo of the incident it’s an offence under Section 211 and 233 of Communications and Multimedia Act and the agency will not hesitate to take stern action against those viral irresponsibly, he added.