PKR’s Fuziah to be charged over Johor CIQ video

Fuziah Salleh.

PETALING JAYA: Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh will be charged over a video she sent claiming chaos at the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex (CIQ) in Johor Bahru recently.

The former deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Department will be charged at the Johor Bahru Sessions Court.

Prior to this, Fuziah had been quoted as saying she was cooperating with the authorities’ investigation into a video on her Facebook page which was later removed.

The administrator of her page had also apologised for posting the video which shows chaotic scenes at the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex in Johor Bahru.

Police said the video actually depicted a fire drill at the complex last year.

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) which is probing the matter said investigations centred around the inappropriate use of communication facilities and causing fear or public unrest.

Adding that starting or spreading fake news is a crime, it said the authorities were monitoring the issue, including important figures and media practitioners who spread fake news while the country battles to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.

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