KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry is calling on the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to take action against those who create fake ministry statements about school closures due to the haze.
"There have been several cases of fake ministry statements that have been circulated through social media platforms on the school closures," said Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid (pic) on Monday.
"There has been one fake statement that said schools were closed two days instead of one day. And another fake statement that schools were close when they were not," he told members of the media at Parliament on Monday.
Mahdzir said conflicting information on school closures confused parents and teachers, as the fake statements had the Education Ministry's letterhead.
"Haze is a serious national and international issue... And it is not an issue that should be played with," said Mahdzir.
He said the ministry has already informed MCMC of the five cases of fake statements received so far.
Mahdzir said offenders will be dealt with in accordance with the law.
"I urge all parents and teachers to check the Education Ministry's official portal for the official statement on school closures, or they can also check my Facebook and Twitter," said Mahdzir.