PM Najib launches war against social media slanders

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Kuala Lumpur
– Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today launched the War Against Social Media Slanders to create social awareness on the effects from the spread of false news on society, the economy and national security.

The campaign organised by the UMNO IT Bureau was an effort to stop the spread of slanders against individuals, leaders, government, ministries, agencies, non-governmental organisations and others.

Also present at the launching were Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak and UMNO IT Bureau chairman Datuk Ahmad Maslan.

At the event at Menara Dato’ Onn, Putra World Trade Centre tonight, Najib, who is also UMNO president, gave away the prizes to winners of the infographic and videographic video competition division of UMNO.

The Lembah Pantai UMNO division emerged as champion and walked away with RM2,500 in cash, a laptop, trophy and certificate. The Kota Kinabalu UMNO division won second place while Kuala Terengganu was third.

Meanwhile, UMNO information chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa said the special meeting was a normal routine which discussed the running of the meeting tomorrow.

He said the approximately one-hour meeting did not discuss matters concerning the 14th general election or the candidates to be fielded.

It is clearly administrative for the smooth running of the meeting tomorrow, he told reporters after the meeting.

Annuar said the meeting tonight also heard reports from the Supreme Council representatives to the meetings of the three UMNO wings. – Bernama