Kuala Lumpur, Publish Date: May 1 2018
A Danish man was jailed for a week in Malaysia today after pleading guilty to breaking a law against “fake news”, the first person to be punished under the controversial legislation.
Salah Salem Saleh Sulaiman, a 46-year-old of Yemeni descent, admitted making and posting on YouTube a video accusing emergency services of responding slowly after a Palestinian Hamas member was gunned down in Kuala Lumpur.
Fadi al-Batsh, said to be a rocket-making expert, was on his way to dawn prayers on April 21 when he was assassinated by motorbike-riding gunmen, a killing his family have blamed on Israel’s spy agency. The Jewish state has denied it was behind the murder. ( AFP )