KUALA LUMPUR: A PH MP at this time created a stir inside BN MPs when he mentioned the Anti-Faux Information Act fails to outline what’s pretend information and gave the earlier authorities a variety of powers to nab individuals.
RSN Rayer (PH-Jelutong) mentioned there may be solely a imprecise interpretation of the regulation.
He instructed the Dewan Rakyat that pretend information is interpreted as any information, data, knowledge or report, wholly or partly within the type of article, visible recording or audio.
“This can be a very common definition. The BN MPs are going all out to help this regulation however it doesn’t clarify what’s pretend,” he mentioned.
Listening to this, a number of BN MPs voiced dissatisfaction however Rayer mentioned the regulation doesn’t defend victims.
“We want new legal guidelines as Part 1 to 14 don’t outline the offence.
“Legal guidelines ought to include particulars of every part,” he mentioned.
He mentioned beforehand, if anybody had mentioned Najib Razak (BN-Pekan) was shut buddies with Malaysian fugitive Low Taek Jho (Jho Low), they may face the wrath of the Anti-Faux Information Act as a result of “if we comply with this regulation, it may be thought of pretend information”.
This was supported by Amin Ahmad (PH-Kangar) who mentioned the imprecise definition provides wide-ranging powers to the federal government that may be abused.
The Dewan Rakyat is debating the regulation within the hope of repealing the Anti-Faux Information Act for the second time.
The PH authorities had didn’t repeal the regulation final 12 months. This got here after the Dewan Negara voted towards repealing it.