KUALA LUMPUR: The New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd (NSTP) today lodged a police report with the Pantai police over a fake news written by a person named Fairooz Zidane with an email address [email protected].
The fake article dated Jan 12 with a headline “Pelancong China dan India punca utama influenza merebak” (Tourists from China and India a source of influenza spread) used a photo and quoted Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) president Dr N. Ganabaskaran.
It said the article with Putrajaya dateline was formatted as an online news and shared via Whatsapp.
“NSTP does not have any reporter or staff by that name or email address as stated and neither has it published such an article,” said the company in a statement.
It said the police report was made to safeguard the company’s credibility and the newspapers under its group.
“The company hopes the public will neither be deceived by such fake news nor connect it to any of NSTP’s publications or social media platforms.”