Fake news of alleged US$1bil donation from Brunei Sultan goes viral

PETALING JAYA: A social media post alleging that the Sultan of Brunei donated US$1bil (RM3.95bil) to help boost the Malaysian economy is fake.

The news that Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah contributed US$1bil (RM3.95bil) to the Malaysian government was false, according to the Mukhriz Mahathir FC Facebook page.

On Tuesday morning the Facebook account, which is not Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir's official page, had earlier posted a picture of the Sultan visiting to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Monday.

The picture was captioned "The Brunei Sultan gave USD1bil to the Malaysian government to restore the economy, without having to pay it back".

The admin of the Facebook page later deleted the post and issued an apology.