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Danish horse groomer first to be punished under new law


KUALA LUMPUR: A Danish horse groomer is the first to be punished under the newly enacted Anti-Fake News Act, but claimed he did not know of such law in Malaysia as he had only been here for 10 days.

Salah Salem Saleh Sulaiman, 46, pleaded guilty to maliciously publishing fake news in the form of a YouTube video regarding the assassination of university lecturer Dr Fadi Albatsh, a supposed Hamas member, and was sentenced to a week’s jail and fined RM10,000.

   

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