Malaysia: Fake News Act

The new Malaysian Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Gobind Singh Deo, said on 21 May that the Fake News Act in Malaysia will be repealed. He made the announcement just after being sworn into office in Istana Negara together with 12 other cabinet members. The repeal of this act was also written in the Pakatan Harapan Manifesto, to be discussed with his team on his  first day in office. The Minister also made it known that improving the freedom of press in Malaysia was one of his key priorities.​