Tweet on UEC recognition is fake, says PM's Dept

KUALA LUMPUR: The Prime Minister’s Department has described as fake a Twitter post entitled "UEC recognition to be discussed and motion will be approved later by Unity Government in line with Pakatan Harapan manifesto".

In a Facebook statement on Wednesday (Dec 7), the department said the fake information was posted on an imitation Twitter account. It has since gone viral on social media.

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Its post also highlighted the difference between Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's real Twitter account and the account used to spread the fake news on the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC).

It said the Prime Minister’s Twitter account uses the handle @anwaribrahim while the account spreading the fake UEC information uses @anwarinrahim with a photo of the Prime Minister similar to that on his real account.

Anwar also shared the post on his Facebook.

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"The information on that social media account is fake. The public is advised not to disseminate or share any unverified or fake information,” the department said.

It advised the public refer to the official social media accounts of the Prime Minister for authentic news on all social media platforms: Facebook – Anwar Ibrahim; Twitter – @anwaribrahim; Instagram – @anwaribrahim_my; and TikTok – @anwaribrahimnofficial. – Bernama

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