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Sinar Harian says report on Najib to be jailed is fake news

PETALING JAYA: Malay daily Sinar Harian said it was not behind a news report that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak would be thrown in jail if Barisan Nasional were to lose in the coming general election.

It's fake: Viral message warning of robbers dressed as officials to check ID for GE14

PETALING JAYA: A viral message warning Malaysians of robbers dressed as officials from the “Department of Home Affairs” actually turns out to be an alert issued to South Africans.

Police: No, the Chereh Dam is not in danger of collapsing

KUANTAN: Police have dismissed as untrue a claim on social media that the Chereh Dam in Sungai Lembing is at risk of collapsing at any time.

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Ignore viral message on GE14, says EC

PUTRAJAYA: The Election Commission has advised the public to ignore the dates for dissolution of Parliament and the 14th General Election that have gone "viral" on social media.

Syabas not charging RM3 for postal delivery of water bill

PETALING JAYA: Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) has refuted a viral message claiming that it will start charging customers RM3 if they received their water bill by post.

True or Not: Tilapia fish safe to eat, assures Fisheries Dept

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian tilapia fish is safe to eat, assures the Malaysian Fisheries Department.

It’s fake: Viral message saying men arrested in petrol station murder

PETALING JAYA: A viral message circulating on social media claiming that the suspects involved in the murder of a man in a petrol station in Johor have been arrested is fake.

Johor petrol station murder: Don’t jeopardise investigation, cops tell public

JOHOR BARU: The public has been urged to stop speculating on the identities of the four suspects who stabbed and ran over a man at a Jalan Sri Pelangi petrol station here on Sunday night.

His appeal came after multiple photos of the men allegedly among the four suspects, in the incident that took place at 7.30pm in Taman Pelangi, went viral on social media and messaging apps.

Significant spike in complaints about fake news

CYBERJAYA: From just three in 2016, complaints lodged by the public on fake news jumped to 165 this year, the Malaysian Communica­tions and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) revealed.

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Police: Rumours of water being released from Tasik Kenyir dam are untrue

KUALA BERANG: Rumours going viral on social media that an emergency siren was sounded in Tasik Kenyir signalling the release of water from the dam is not true, say the police.