Help disseminate the truth, community leaders told

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MIRI: Community leaders should disseminate the truth to the public.

Tourism, Arts and Culture Assistant Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin said they should refrain from sharing fake news and rumours online.

“Fake news such as the one claiming that there was a mysterious outbreak in Miri only caused unnecessary panic among the people.

“There also scammers that prey on the public by pretending to be from the bank.

“Leaders must be able to discern the truth and advise the people to check the facts first.

“Community leaders will be given exposure in cybersecurity so that people will not be scammed by unscrupulous parties,” he said during a Chinese New Year celebration luncheon organised by the Chinese Community Leaders Association Miri division after their annual general meeting.

Lee also urged Chinese community leaders to maintain a good relationship with community leaders of other races.

“We must be united and not be affected by race issues stirred up by outsiders which can destroy the peace we have here in Sarawak,” he said.

Lee donated RM10,000 to the association while Piasau assemblyman Datuk Sebastian Ting donated RM7,000

Also present at the event was Miri Resident Sherrina Hussaini.