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MCA Leaves Barisan Nasional Is An April Fool News


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MCA condemns fake news, assures they are not leaving BN

PETALING JAYA: MCA says that they are not leaving Barisan Nasional and are condemning a fake news article announcing the party's withdrawal from the ruling coalition.

It is believed that the fake article began circulating on social media on Saturday, which is April Fool's day.

"There is a spread of slanderous news that says MCA is leaving BN. This is a lie with bad intentions. The creator of this slander is playing a trick to create chaos," said MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong on Twitter.

Dr Wee called for the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to investigate the spread of the slanderous news on social media.

He also pointed out that MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai is currently in India as part of the Malaysian delegation with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The fake article was written in the form of an actual newspiece and quoted Liow as well as Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, among others.

It claimed that this was the "biggest political development in Malaysia", adding that Liow had disclosed the news to reporters after a "quarterly MCA Central Committee meeting".

However, the fake article had several spelling and factual mistakes, as well as the questionable byline "Neo Tar Pean", which means "you have faeces" in Mandarin.


Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/04/01/mca-condemns-fake-news-assures-they-are-not-leaving-bn/#qFyOiS3gyK3TdOcR.99