Hornbill Unleashed

April 3, 2018

Anti-Fake News Bill passed by Dewan Rakyat

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:01 AM

The Anti-Fake News Bill has been passed at policy stage in Dewan Rakyat today after Barisan Nasional (BN) won a bloc vote that was called by Opposition MPs. — Picture by Yusof Mat IsaThe Anti-Fake News Bill 2018 has been passed by Dewan Rakyat today.

The Bill was passed by a majority voice vote at 6.20pm today after a brief debate at committee stage.

The Bill will be now brought to the Senate, that is sitting concurrently, before it can be gazetted as law.

Earlier, BN won a bloc vote at the conclusion of the policy stage debate in order to bring the Bill to the committee stage.

The bloc vote was called by the opposition, but 123 members voted in favour of the Bill, with 64 members voting against the Bill.

PAS parliamentarians voted in favour of the Bill, along with independent Bandar Tun Razak MP Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.

The Bill was passed with two amendments at the committee stage which was previously announced by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman.

The amendments were to replace the word “knowingly” with “maliciously” in the bill, and to reduce the maximum jail term from 10 years to 6 years.

Source : The Malay Mail Online by RAM ANAND




  1. Azilina Is a lesbian law minister from Umno Baru. True or Fake?

    Comment by Mat Som — April 5, 2018 @ 9:57 PM | Reply

  2. 原来华人比马来人更早600年前来到马来亚!因该是马来人Balik Indonesia才对….!!

    Comment by tiuniamah — April 4, 2018 @ 9:37 PM | Reply

  3. Sarawakians must reject Najib leadership and Umno Baru controlled Sarawak BN. Vote for a new future. Vote out Sarawak BN that traded our rights under the Petroleum Development Act and Sea Territorial Limits. It was Sarawak BN who had been in power all this while that betrayed all Sarawakians. It was Sarawak BN that had extinguished the NCR claims over Pemakai Manoa and Pulau Galau. It was the Dayak leaders in Sarawak BN that enriched themselves at the expense of the Dayak community. It was PBB with the support of PRS, PDP and SUPP that divide and rule over the Dayak community. Dayaks must together with the bold urban voters reject PBB led Sarawak BN and replace Putrajaya with PH.

    Comment by Awaken Dayak — April 4, 2018 @ 7:53 PM | Reply

  4. From now on, all news shall start with the claim that “This is fake news” and continue as usual.

    Comment by King Maker — April 3, 2018 @ 10:06 AM | Reply

    • If that minister was to repeat aboit what he said about prices of goods in relation to GST, he would have to start by saying …this is fake news or facts?😅

      Comment by Brian — April 3, 2018 @ 10:53 PM | Reply

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