PETALING JAYA: A picture of a car crash circulating on WhatsApp and Facebook, claiming to involve Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, has been confirmed to be fake.
The picture shows a car that crashed into a gate of a building that appears to be in Malaysia went viral on Facebook and WhatsApp on Wednesday (March 20).
It has been circulating with the caption "The car that was carrying PM Tun Mahathir has crashed, he and Tun Hasmah are hurt. Watch the news on TV1 tonight at 8pm".
According to Bernama News Channel's Facebook page, an officer of the Prime Minister confirmed that it was false.
A quick reverse-image search by The Star found that the image was posted on a Portuguese-language automotive forum in December 2018.