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Malaysia proposes 10 years' jail for 'fake news', rights groups call move 'Trump-style scare tactic' ahead of elections
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Malaysia proposes 10 years' jail for 'fake news', rights groups call move 'Trump-style scare tactic' ahead of elections

The Malaysian government proposed a "fake news" law which would carry a maximum 10-year jail term, including for articles published abroad, sparking fears of a crackdown on dissent as elections loom