Malaysiakini Kini Roundup

S'gor BN offers free plastic bags for GE14 win; MCMC wants 10 years' jail for fake news

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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are the key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.

S'gor BN offers free plastic bags for GE14 win

Selangor BN information chief Satim Diman said the coalition would put an end to paid plastic bags in Selangor, should it win the next general election.

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said the government spends billions of ringgit on subsidies in various sectors, including goods, transportation and healthcare.

MCMC wants 10 years' jail for fake news

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is proposing the punishment for spreading fake news to be RM500,000 fine or 10 years' jail.

DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang asks if the MCMC will fine BN leaders like Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak if they spread fake news.

Police are investigating controversial rapper Wee Meng Chee or Namewee for his recent Chinese New Year-themed video clip "Like A Dog."

Other Kinibites

The Langkawi cable car system broke down, stranding more than 500 people, with at least 89 people trapped midair.

Tourism Malaysia ambassador and FC Barcelona striker Luis Suarez wished a happy Chinese New Year, but with vanakkam (hello in Tamil) and Batu Caves as the background on Twitter.

Looking ahead

The High Court in Kuala Lumpur will be deciding on two lawsuits filed against Parliament speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia.

The Federal Court will hear the final appeal application to strike out the re-delineation exercises in Malacca and Perak.