Panel to monitor fake News


Fahmi says that efforts to help people should not be misconstrued

Fahmi Fadzil, Communications Minister, said that the government was considering the creation of a special committee in order to stop the spread fake news at the upcoming Sungai Bakap By-Election.

He stressed that it is important to stop any misinformation which minimizes the efforts made by the Federal Government in order to help the people.

He said that he would do the same for the next by-election after yesterday’s Sembang Santai Programme, which he attended with the Komuniti Madani Chiefs.

Fahmi said that a team of Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission and Information Department will be monitoring the statements made during the elections.

He denied the government made sweet promises to people, particularly during the by-election.

Fahmi claimed that he visited the Penang Yang di-Pertua Negeri, Tun Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak in his Seri Mutiara residence and took the chance to meet with the people.

He said that Prime Minister Datuk seri Anwar Ibrahim instructed the ministers to visit the people to solve their problems.

Fahmi said, “I took this opportunity to listen and see some of the complaints that the community had to say.”

He said that the government will continue to do its best for the people.

He spent an hour earlier with the chiefs of Komuniti Madani at a café in Nibong Tebal.

Flooding and water shortages were among the complaints and grouses raised during the debate.

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