Malaysia: Teacher charged with spreading false rape allegations in WhatsApp group

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'A 36-year-old teacher has been charged with spreading false information about a man via a WhatsApp group, accusing him of being a rapist.

Rafeah Buang, a teacher in the information technology department of the Community Development Department (Kemas) pleaded not guilty to the charges in front of Tawau Sessions Court judge Awang Krisnada Awang Mahmud on Tuesday.

This is believed to the first case involving the spread of false information via WhatsApp heard in the country.
Rafeah could be fined up to RM50,000 or jailed up to a year, or both.

She could also be subject to a RM1,000 fine for each day the false information was in circulation.'

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