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Danish man first in country to plead guilty to fake news charge

A 46-year-old Danish national of Yemeni descent, the first person to be charged under the new Anti Fake News Act 2018, pleaded guilty to his offence today.

He was sentenced to a week in prison and RM10,000 fine or one months' jail.

Salah Salem Saleh Sulaiman, who was not represented, was charged under the act with publishing a fake post between 6am to 9am on April 21, 2018, at a condominium in Setapak, which said that police arrived late at the scene of the murder of a Palestinian national in Kuala Lumpur...

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