YESTERDAY, DAP’s Tony Pua said Salleh Said Keruak is ‘Menteri berita palsu’. This is the same Tony who said that Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim was the best, most honest and most hardworking MB in history and then, soon after that, turned around and called Khalid a crook.
Saifuddin Nasution then published a dossier listing down Khalid’s many ‘crimes, which they circulated everywhere. Saifuddin then got sued and was forced to settle the case out of court by apologising for all those lies.
DAP then announced that Pakatan Rakyat has been closed down and that PAS has been sacked from the opposition coalition. Later, they turned around and announced that PAS had betrayed the opposition by leaving the coalition. Tian Chua and PKR then alleged that Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak had dinner at the Eiffel Tower with Altantuya Shaariibuu.
They even fabricated a photograph using Photoshop as the so-called ‘evidence’. A French police investigation later revealed that neither Najib nor Altantuya had ever travelled to France during that period.
Yes, Malaysians are very familiar with this problem of fake news, which the opposition has been circulating for a long time. Tony and his running mate, Rafizi Ramli, are champions of fake news.
WRITER: RAJA SARAH PETRA