Tag: anti-fake news bill
Minister Azalina Othman Said says the law will not restrict freedom of speech as it is only aimed at checking dissemination of fake news.
The Penang CM says the opposition was surprised by PAS voting in support of the bill.
Pakatan Harapan senators say procedures have not been followed and the bill is being bulldozed through the senate.
The Anti-Fake News Bill will now have to be debated in the Senate, though it is expected to be passed with more than half of the senate filled with BN members.
The Sabah Journalists Association says this is because fake news is confined mainly to social media.
Former opposition leader says if Pakatan Harapan wins GE14, it will set-up an independent Election Commission and repeal anti-fake news law.
They say the Anti-Fake News Bill 2018 is no different from existing laws except for the heavier penalty it imposes.
The prime minister's brother says the bill should not be rushed as it is about the basic rights of individual expression.
The former DPM questions statement that DoJ reports on 1MDB are not fake news.
Minister in the PM's Dept says she's disappointed former PM attended briefing on Anti-Fake News Bill meant for only opposition MPs.
The NGO says making information available to the public is the most effective form of check and balance against corruption and abuse.
Amnesty International says the bill is an assault on freedom of expression while Lawyers for Liberty says it is 'sheer overkill' and exaggerates the problem of fake news.