Fake Malaysian identification cards with pictures of alleged Chinese nationals. Photo: National Registration Department/Facebook

In Malaysia, fake news of Chinese nationals getting citizenship stokes racial tensions

  • Claims that mainland Chinese are being granted Malaysian identification cards have been circulating online media for the past month
  • The National Registration Department has lodged a police report against several social media users for such accusations
Topic |   Malaysia

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Fake Malaysian identification cards with pictures of alleged Chinese nationals. Photo: National Registration Department/Facebook
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Muslim food vendors in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AP

Non-Muslim goods boycott a ‘ticking time bomb’ in Mahathir’s Malaysia

  • On social media groups, Malay-Muslims have been urged to avoid buying goods, including halal products, sold by non-Muslims
  • PM Mahathir has advised against the boycott, while a member of a royal family has rebuked purveyors of hate speech, calling their acts a ‘ticking time bomb’
Topic |   Malaysia

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Muslim food vendors in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AP
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