Govt fights fake news by blasting Bernama updates at Penang
KEDAH: Heeding Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s recent call to fight fake news bent on toppling his democratically-elected government, today Malaysia’s Communications Ministry begun blasting government sanctioned Bernama press releases over loudspeaker across the Melacca Straits.
“Penang residents living under the shadow of the DAP state government are susceptible to a constant barrage of false news,” a spokesman explained, “our loudspeaker broadcasts will allow those poor souls in Internet cafes reading fake news to hear the truth. No one can be trusted to explain what’s happening with the government other than reports coming from independent government-affiliated news sources !”
It is understood the loudspeakers were supplied by a local North Korean firm based in Little India.