Raja Sara Petra
Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak hit the nail on the head when he said Malaysia is facing an epidemic of fake news. Najib attributed this to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who Najib said keeps alleging that Malaysia is amongst the top ten most corrupt countries in the world. Najib said, according to Transparency International’s latest ranking, Malaysia is among the least corrupt countries, ranking 55th out of 176.
“He has tried every method to spread fake news to any available media outlets willing to report his story for his own selfish political gain. When challenged to produce any evidence on his allegations, he is unable to do so,” said Najib.
Najib added, “Another claim is that Malaysia is about to go bankrupt but the World Bank has stated that the nation’s economy is progressing from a position of strength. Also, he has claimed that Malaysia is in danger of being under a dictatorship. Even his own colleague called him a dictator only last week.”