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Retiree fined for spreading fake Covid-19 news

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SANDAKAN — Feb. 12, 2020: A 67-year-old retiree was fined RM5,000 in default 10 months’ jail today for spreading fake news on the Covid-19.

Aliuudin Amit, formerly with the Sabah State Railway Department, pleaded guilty to the charge of a statement conducing to public mischief through WhatsApp that a prisoner here had died of the infection.

In mitigation, Aliuudin, who was unrepresented, pledged not to repeat what he had done and claimed that he had no intention of causing embarrassment to anyone.

He paid the fine.

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