Don’t believe everything you read on social media.
We’re sure that’s a lesson that everyone has gleamed from the Lin-Lee letter, which recently went viral, and several other incidents. But it seems like some of us are still quick to jump to conclusions.
A viral photo, which allegedly showed a racist and controversial question from this year’s UPSR (Primary School Achievement Test/Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah) exam, has turned out to be fake.
The news was confirmed by the Deputy Minister of Education, YB Tuan P. Kamalanathan, who, in a Facebook post, explained that he was very “disappointed and angry” by the baseless accusation. “Such lies and slander have very dark motives and are reprehensible by nature,” he further expressed his disappointment.
He also assured the public that police reports have been made and hopes that those who are guilty of spreading such malicious rumours will face legal actions.
In another post published yesterday (Thursday, 8th September), the deputy minister also revealed that he has made an official report to the MCMC (Malaysian Communications And Multimedia Commission/Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia).
He has also submitted 3 screen shots of the reportedly guilty parties to the commission, and hopes that this will be a lesson to all Malaysians to not believe and spread rumours blindly.
Source: P. Kamalanathan’s Facebook.