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Anti-Fake News Bill: How did the MPs vote?

Kow Gah Chie  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The Anti-Fake News Bill 2018 was passed by the Dewan Rakyat on Monday, with 123 votes in favour to 64 votes against. A total of 33 MPs were absent while two others in the 222-member House are deceased.

The bill, which provides up to six years imprisonment and RM500,000 fine for publishing "fake news" is controversial due to the concerns that it can be abused to curb freedom of speech...

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