Critics have said the law was a tool aimed at silencing criticism of the previous administration and its leader Najib Razak. File photo: AFP Critics have said the law was a tool aimed at silencing criticism of the previous administration and its leader Najib Razak. File photo: AFP
Critics have said the law was a tool aimed at silencing criticism of the previous administration and its leader Najib Razak. File photo: AFP
Malaysia

Malaysian MPs vote to do away with fake news law

  • Under the legislation, those found guilty of disseminating what authorities deemed as fake news could be fined up to US$120,000
  • The law, which was passed by the previous administration last year, had been slammed by critics as a tool for silencing dissent

Topic |   Malaysia
Critics have said the law was a tool aimed at silencing criticism of the previous administration and its leader Najib Razak. File photo: AFP Critics have said the law was a tool aimed at silencing criticism of the previous administration and its leader Najib Razak. File photo: AFP
Critics have said the law was a tool aimed at silencing criticism of the previous administration and its leader Najib Razak. File photo: AFP
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