Malaysia's ex-PM Mahathir under investigation for fake news

May 3, 2018 3:24 AM

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysian former strongman Mahathir Mohamad, who heads an opposition alliance in next week's national elections, has brushed off concerns that he is under investigation for spreading false news.

Kuala Lumpur police have said they are investigating Mahathir under a new law banning fake news because of claims his chartered plane was sabotaged last week to prevent him from filing his candidacy in the northern resort island of Langkawi.

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