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DPM Calls On People To Support Anti-Fake News Bill

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JOHOR BAHRU – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has urged the people to support the Anti-Fake News 2018 Bill which has been tabled for the first reading at Dewan Rakyat on Monday.

Ahmad Zahid who is also Home Minister said the people who are honest will support the bill as fake news causes trouble to the people as well as insults and destroys the community.

He was speaking at the AADK & Trust @Teras Johor Volunteers Gathering at the compound of Tan Sri Mohamed Rahmat Complex here tonight.

Also present were his wife Datin Seri Hamidah Khamis, Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin and Deputy Home Minister cum Pulai MP Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed.

In this regard, Ahmad Zahid who is also BN deputy chairman urged voters in the Pulai parliamentary constituency not to listen to opposition propaganda and continued to give their support to BN and Nur Jazlan in the coming 14th general election.

He also called on voters in the area to increase the winning majority of the Pulai parliamentary and Kempas state seats as well as recapture the Perling state seat.

In the 13th general election, Nur Jazlan defeated PAS candidate, Salahuddin Ayub with a majority of 3,226 votes.

At the ceremony, Ahmad Zahid also approved an allocation of RM5.5 million for the Pulai constituency to implement several projects among them, a new mosque at Taman Kempas (RM2.5 million), construction of roof between the shops in Jalan Tan Hiok Nee and Jalan Pahang for the Johor Chinese Federal Cultural Centre (RM3 million).

The funds would also be used to build a new crematorium at Arulkmigu Rajamariaman Temple in the Hindu cemetery at Jalan Kebun Teh (RM600,000).

Apart from that, RM2.4 million would be provided for the People’s Programmes for disaster assistance, chronic patient fund and kitchenware aid as well as RM500,000 to implement community policing programme in housing areas. – BERNAMA


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