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Syria man ‘stranded at Malaysia airport for weeks’

A Syrian man says he has spent over a month stranded in the transit section of a Malaysian airport, partly as a consequence of his country’s civil war. Hassan al-Kontar’s plight emerged when he began posting videos of himself at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2. He says he was deported …

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Outlaw or ignore? How Asia is fighting ‘fake news’

Everybody is talking about it: fake news. President Trump decries it every time he sees a critical article, the Pope has condemned it, governments are fretting about its influence, holding parliamentary hearings. And now Malaysia has passed a law criminalising it, with a penalty of up to six years in …

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Malaysia seeks 10 year-jail terms for ‘fake news’

Malaysia’s government has proposed new legislation to combat “fake news”, with offenders facing up to 10 years in prison. Under the Anti-Fake News Bill, those convicted of disseminating false content would be jailed or fined up to RM500,000 ($128,000; £90,400), or both. The bill was tabled in parliament on Monday, …

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Malaysia seeks 10 year-jail terms for ‘fake news’

Malaysia’s government has proposed new legislation to combat “fake news”, with offenders facing up to 10 years in prison. Under the Anti-Fake News Bill, those convicted of disseminating false content would be jailed or fined up to RM500,000 ($128,000; £90,400), or both. The bill was tabled in parliament on Monday, …

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