A commuter reads from his mobile phone next to an advertisement discouraging the dissemination of fake news at a railway station in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AP

After outcry, Malaysia cuts proposed penalty for fake news to six years jail

The law, which covers digital publications and social media, also applies to offenders outside Malaysia

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A commuter reads from his mobile phone next to an advertisement discouraging the dissemination of fake news at a railway station in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AP
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