NUJ: ‘Fake news’ ordinance prone to abuse

Modified 12 Mar 2021, 1:30 pm

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has joined the chorus in expressing concern over the latest ordinance that criminalises what the government deems to be “fake news” about Covid-19 and the emergency proclamation.

In a statement today, its Peninsular Malaysia chapter general-secretary Chin Sung Chew said the union disagreed with the move as there was room for abuse.

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