Danish Citizen Arrested Reporting Fake News, Criticising Malaysian Police On YouTube After Murder Of Palestinian Lecturer
A Danish man of Yemeni descent has been arrested in Kualar Lumpur for allegedly criticizing Malaysian Police on YouTube.
The convict, 46-year-old Sulaiman Salah Salem was the first to be convicted for carrying fake news under Malaysian new law prohibiting the spread of fake news online.
Before his arrest, Sulaiman posted a video of YouTube criticizing Malaysian police for taking 50 minutes to respond to a shooting involving a Palestinian lecturer on April 21, 2018.
He was sentenced to a month in jail with an option of $2500 fine.
Because he couldn’t make the payment, he will have to stay in jail for a month.