Malaysia-Today is safe in anti-fake news driveFebruary 28, 2018
Malaysia-Today will certainly feel safe with a lesser risk of a banishment from Malaysia’s internet regulators.
In the anti-fake news drive, both social media postings and news portals will face banishment.
The internet regulators usually ban sites that are politically sensitive to the Najib Razak regime.
The Malaysia-Today site, once an opposition flagship became turn-coat before the 2013 general elections.
Its sellout played a part in the Anwar Ibrahim’s coalition’s failed bid to secure more seats in Parliament.
The Pakatan Rakyat won the popular votes, but the Umno grabbed seats in the opposition camps in Selangor.
Raja Petra Kamarudin has his own reasons why he diverted from the opposition to support PM Najib.
And it is clear that whoever gives support to the leader will escape the anti-fake news agenda.
RPK will fight tooth and nail to state that his site has never been fake news.
The problem is that his site is filled with anti-Najib stories and commentaries. Are they fake?
Nevertheless, Malaysia-Today remains a pain in the neck for the opposition parties.
In particular, the Chinese-led Democratic Action Party and Tun Mahathir Mohamad.
The current attacks against Malaysian tycoon Robert Kuok is another example how the MT crafts its stories.
Are these stories entirely true?.
But the agenda is to attack the Chinese, though the Chinese community may not give much support to the Barisan.
However, opposition parties will claim – and so does Mr Kuok – that MT stories are fake news.
The point is, will the anti-fake news agenda in Malaysia take into consideration the fake news shared by pro-Government portals?
No one really knows what is in store in the upcoming anti-fake news bill to be table this April in the Malaysian Parliament.