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KUALA LUMPUR - The increase of fake news in online media will create a serious problem of trust deficit, says Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.

The Communications and Multimedia Minister said everyone must ensure that the integrity of online media is not killed off due to the actions of a few.

“If not, what can be a very valuable tool would become a stigma, because no one would trust what is published online,” Bernama quoted him as saying in his latest blog post.

According to him, the Internet had become the swing factor in elections as politics and political campaigns are now depending more on the online and electronic media.

He added that everyone, especially the media industry, needed to move with the times and become Internet-savvy.



BAGAN DATUK - The Government will not prevent or object to former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe coming to Malaysia to seek medical treatment, says Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

He said this stand was in line with the Government’s aim of promoting health tourism in Malaysia to the international community.

“We have no objection. We (Malay­­sia) do not interfere in the internal affairs of other countries,” Dr Ahmad Zahid said yesterday.

He was asked to comment on

MALAYSIA’S strong stand against the atrocities committed in Rakhine state and the resulting human­­it­arian crisis appears to have borne fruit as Myanmar has finally agreed to a number of important concessions.

“Aung San Suu Kyi (Myanmar leader) said that she was working on an MoU with Bangladesh for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees back to Rakhine,” said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

“And this is due to happen soon.”

Najib said he once again raised the Rohingya issue at

HONG KONG - The future looks promising for Asia as regional connectivity improves and gives birth to new trade and investment opportunities, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai (pic) said.

The Transport Minister said Asian nations are expected to grow at a rate higher than the World Bank's global growth projection of 2.7%.

"For example, Malaysia has been forecasted to grow at 5.2% while China's growth is projected at 6.7%.

"This is the age of Asia," he said.

Enhanced transport infrastructure, he

HONG KONG - The Malaysian government will continue to express its appreciation to the country’s Chinese community for having contributed to the national economy since independence, said the Deputy Prime Minister.

“Malaysian Chinese have participated in all areas of life in Malaysia and have excelled in all activities,” said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in his keynote address during the patron’s dinner and award presentation ceremony at the Ninth World Chinese Econo­mic Summit (WCES) here

MANILA - China has given a positive response to reduce tension in South China Sea, including freedom to sail and fly in the disputed area.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said his counterpart from China, Li Keqiang had during the ASEAN-China summit today said South China Sea will become an "anchor of peace and stability" claiming China would not use any military force.

"What is important is that in the issue of South China Sea, China are more positive. He does not want the area to be

KUALA LUMPUR - The seven-day royal visit by Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall which ended yesterday, reflected the long-standing close and cordial ties between the United Kingdom (UK) and Malaysia.

Despite being a former British colony, Malaysia has maintained a good relationship with the UK in all aspects, sixty years after achieving independence in 1957, and both countries continue to maintain mutual respect for each other.

Bilateral relations

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