BAGAN DATUK, April 21 – The oft-repeated opposition accusations and slander against the Barisan Nasional leadership have led many people to believe and be influenced by the fake news tarnishing the image of the government, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
The Deputy Prime Minister said these repeated spinning and recycling of the fake news by the opposition, along the lines of Hitler´s Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels during the Second World War, could make the fake news seep into the minds of the people.
“When something fake such as accusations and slander is repeated often, according to the theory of Goebbels, it will eventually penetrate the minds of the audience.
“This is what they (opposition) are doing, recycling issues and hurling all kinds of accusation, ” he said at the ground-breaking for the BaganDatuk Mara Junior Science College here today.
Mara director-general Datuk Azhar Abdul Manaf was also present at the event.