PETALING JAYA: A news portal has issued a denial over a fake screenshot of a page supposedly from its website with the headline â€œNajib pernah ada hubungan sulit dengan anak saya, kata Mahathirâ€ (Najib had an affair with my daughter Marina, says Mahathir).
The Malaysian Insider said its reporters did not write and it did not publish it such an article.
“The Malaysian Insider describes the action of spreading a false statement and linking it with this website as irresponsible,â€ said the portal on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, the fake screenshot was circulated on WhatsApp and the story had the name of the reporter and photographer of the portal.
The story also had a picture caption which said, “Bekas Perdana Menteri Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamed hari ini mendedahkan bahawa Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak pernah mempunyai hubungan sulit dengan anak perempuannya, Marina.” (Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed today revealed that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had an affair with his daughter, Marina.)