Champions of fake news, and the award goes to …

 |Feb 12, 2017
Rafizi Ramli (left) and Tony Pua.
Rafizi Ramli (left) and Tony Pua.

The problem of fake news from the opposition….

Yesterday, DAP’s Tony Pua said Salleh Said Keruak was ‘Menteri berita palsu’, or fake news minister.

This is the same Tony who said Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim was the best, most honest and most hard-working MB in history and then, soon after that, he turned around and called Khalid a crook.

Saifuddin Nasution then published a dossier listing down Khalid’s many ‘crimes, which was 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 it turned around and announced that PAS betrayed the opposition by leaving the coalition.

Tian Chua and PKR then alleged Prime Minister Najib Razak had dinner on 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 Pua and his running mate, Rafizi Ramli, are champions of fake news.

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Raja Sara Petra is a MO reader and a political commentator. Raja Sara understands that every Malaysian, like the three generations of her family before her, must do their bit for Malaysia. Although she was from what can be considered as an elite family, she empathises with the difficulties most Malaysians have to endure in their daily lives.