A Malaysian nurse prepares to administer a Covid-19 vaccine to a health worker. Photo: EPA
A Malaysian nurse prepares to administer a Covid-19 vaccine to a health worker. Photo: EPA

New Malaysian law punishes misinformation about coronavirus with jail and heavy fines

  • The government defended the move which has deepened concerns about worsening freedom of expression in Malaysia
  • The law resembles legislation aimed at combating misinformation introduced in 2018 by the corruption-plagued government of Najib Razak

A Malaysian nurse prepares to administer a Covid-19 vaccine to a health worker. Photo: EPA
A Malaysian nurse prepares to administer a Covid-19 vaccine to a health worker. Photo: EPA
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