#FakeNews: No, The Ministry of the Interior is not monitoring all calls and social media platforms in Malaysia. It originated from the UAE. #Spam

This came via WhatsApp.
IS THIS TRUE?

12 April 2017

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Ministry of Interior Regulation

From tomorrow onwards there are new communication regulations.
All calls are recorded
All phone call recordings saved
Whatsapp is monitored
Twitter is monitored
Facebook is monitored
All social media and forums are monitored

Inform those who do not know.
Your devices are connected to ministry systems.
Take care not to send unnecessary messages.
Inform your children about this and to take care.

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12h12 hours ago

(SPAM) Decision of Ministry of Interior New Communication Regulations

(SPAM) Decision of Ministry of Interior New Communication Regulations

This is a fake news spreading on social media. Please find more details at the verification section of this article.

Post Information:

Below post has been circulating on social media

* Decision of the Ministry of Interior: *
The United Arab Emirates * Tomorrow will start the new communications system *: *
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Http://www.emaratalyoum.com/local-section/other/2012-11-13-1.526151 Federal Law against IT Crimes

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Ministry of Interior Regulation

From tomorrow onwards there are new communication regulations.
All calls are recorded
All phone call recordings saved
Whatsapp is monitored
Twitter is monitored
Facebook is monitored
All social media and forums are monitored

Inform those who do not know.
Your devices are connected to ministry systems.
Take care not to send unnecessary messages.
Inform your children about this and to take care.

Verification:

The link in the post talks about UAE Government announcement about cyber crime.
Please note it’s a 2012 news and the the description given in this WhatsApp post is not true and doesn’t match with the article.
Also find articles which have debunked this hoax.
This is hence classified as a SPAM.

Post Date: 11th April 2017

 

https://check4spam.com/internet-rumours/ministry-interior-new-communication-regulations-spam/

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http://peacefmonline.com/pages/local/news/201704/311584.php

There’s No Regulation To Monitor Calls; Disregard The Rumors – Interior Ministry

10-Apr-2017

The Ministry of Interior has debunked claims that the Ministry will be enforcing new communication regulations to monitor calls and social media platforms.

Messages have been going viral on social media platforms, particularly whatsapp, purporting that the Ministry was going to surveil calls; thus invading the privacy of the citizenry.

But in a statement signed by the Chief Director for the Ministry, Mrs. Adelaide Anno-Kumi; it stated emphatically that “there is no such new communication regulation and thus calls on the general public to disregard the news item . . . In as much as the safety, peace and security of citizens is our primary concern, we will not do anything tantamount to the invasion of the privacy of citizenry and an affront on the respect of the fundamental human rights of the citizenry.”

Read full statement below:

RE: NEW COMMUNICATION REGULATIONS CIRCULATING ON SOCIAL MEDIA

The Ministry of Interior’s attention has been drawn to a news item making rounds on social media which is alleging that, the Ministry will be enforcing a new Communications Regulation which will entail surveillance of calls and social media platforms by the Ministry of Interior.

The Ministry wishes to emphatically state that there is no such new communication regulation and thus calls on the general public to disregard the news item.

The Ministry wishes to assure the general public that, no one’s communication device, be it mobile hand device, Personal Computer etc. is connected to any system at the Ministry of the Interior.

In as much as the safety, peace and security of citizens is our primary concern, we will not do anything tantamount to the invasion of the privacy of citizenry and an affront on the respect of the fundamental human rights of the citizenry.

The Ministry therefore wish to state emphatically and unambiguously that, the news item is false and should be disregarded by the general public.

The Ministry takes this opportunity to wish the general public happy Easter celebrations.
Thank you.

Signed:
ADELAIDE ANNO-KUMI (MRS.)
CHIEF DIRECTOR
FOR: MINISTER FOR THE INTERIOR

http://peacefmonline.com/pages/local/news/201704/311584.php

 

 

 

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