Act immediately to stop circulation of fake news on King, Kelantan govt tells AG's Chambers


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 3 Jan 2019

KOTA BARU (Bernama): The Kelantan government has asked the Attorney General's Chambers to act immediately to stop the circulation of fake news on the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
 
Deputy Mentri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah said the Attorney General should be concerned about the matter, describing it as an immoral act because it did not involve just the Sultan of Kelantan in his personal capacity but the institution of the Rulers.
 
“It is the duty of the Attorney General to ensure that incorrect information does not circulate among the people,” he said, adding that nothing has been done so far to stop the circulation of the fake news.
 
“We are talking about an institution, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is an institution, the Sultan is an institution,” he said at a press conference after Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob delivered his 2019 New Year Message here on Thursday.
Mohd Amar was commenting on the rumours that had been circulating on social media about the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V, over the last few days.
 
Mohd Amar also said that some people had questioned what the Attorney General's Chambers was doing to the extent that accusations, fake news and rumours were circulating on the social media.
 
“In fact, the Attorney-General should be concerned about this matter and act where it can act and investigate what should be investigated,” he said.
 
Mohd Amar said he did not discount the possibility that the circulation of the fake news was designed to tarnish the image of the Kelantan government.
 
“Everyone knows that the state government enjoys a close relationship with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. As such, anything against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong can also be against the state government,” he said. - Bernama

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