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Prime Minister Najib Razak wants the people to be more careful when disseminating news, especially those received via social media and message applications.

Najib said unauthenticated news spread on social media would create a climate of fear among the people and damage the nation’s reputation in the eyes of the world. He said the implication would be huge, especially to the national economy.

“Recently, I have seen many spreading news about the explosion in Petaling Jaya, which we know now was not what actually took place.

“Things like this can be used as a lesson to all to be more careful in disseminating news, especially via the social media and message applications,” he said in his blog posting NajibRazak.com.

Najib said it was the duty of all to ensure any news received was authentic and accurate.

He said in terms of relations among Malaysians, the spreading of any unauthenticated news would lead to slander, which would result in disunity that would disrupt harmony that had been built over the years.

“Today, with technology at hand, it is very easy for anybody to spread information, but unfortunately many are not concerned with the authenticity of the information or news

Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak today called on the people to use their power of self-censorship to reject or accept any information posted on social media.

He said self-censorship was important to see that the information they received and believed was valid and not detrimental and disruptive to harmony in society and the country.

“The important thing is, we should not be confused between news and views. Views are people’s own and not necessarily accurate and our

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry has set a number of conditions in allowing food operators to use newspaper in preparing and wrapping food.

It takes note that there are still food operators who use newspaper in a way that it comes into direct contact with the food ready for eating, when wrapping or covering it, or to absorb excess oil from it.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said among the conditions set was that newspaper was only allowed to be used as the second layer

KUALA LUMPUR - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) denied claims that briefing sessions conducted on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) was a mere propaganda exercise.

Since the final TPPA text was made available in the public domain on Nov 5 2015, MITI along with other ministries and government agencies have ramped up their efforts in conducting briefing and dialogue sessions to various groups to help improve their understanding of the trade agreement.

On Dec

PUTRAJAYA - Malaysia Airlines Flight MH132 from Auckland, New Zealand to Kuala Lumpur which was reported to have headed to a wrong direction on Dec 24, had received two different routes, said Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB).

According to the company's statement here tonight, MH132 was given the latest flight plan by the airlines' operations dispatch centre (ODC) whilst Auckland's Air Traffic Control (ATC) was inadvertently, given an earlier flight plan.

However, according to the airlines, both

CHIANGMAI - Of the eight remaining Malaysian victims of the Doi Saket bus crash last Sunday, only 64-year old Lim Ah Gek remains in intensive care at the Maharaj Hospital.

Last night, four others - Ker Shin Hui, Ng Too Hiyok, Lum Jia Miem and Lim Guat Huay - were transferred from the McCormick Hospital into the more comfortable surroundings at the Bangkok Hospital for further treatment.

Goh Bak Chai, Tan Yang Soon and Teo Tien Chor, who had been readmitted after suffering from dizziness and

Bursa Malaysia rebounded from earlier losses to open higher today on renewed buying activity as investors took advantage of lower share prices, dealers said.

The ringgit also opened higher against the US dollar on better demand for the local note as traders took advantage of yesterday’s decline.

At 9.10am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) rose 2.89 points to 1,631.98, after opening 5.52 points better at 1,634.34.

Market breadth was positive with gainers leading losers 181 to

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