In the lead up to polls, Malaysia is going after foreign media’s coverage of the country’s 1MDB corruption scandal, accusing them of putting out fake news to undermine Najib’s credibility.
Among those named: WSJ, NYT, Economist, Australia’s ABC, and MSNBC. You see where this is heading. 1MDB = fake news. Fake news = illegal. Therefore foreign media talking about 1MBD = fake news = illegal.