MOH lodged the police report yesterday, 9 October, a day after Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin took to his official Twitter account to call out the owner behind the Twitter handle @Khalids, who allegedly has been spreading fake news against the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Malaysia for months now.
According to a MOH spokesperson, the report against @khalids involves the circulation of a list of school teachers who recently died. The anti-vaxxer claims that they died due to the COVID-19 vaccine.
The tweet containing the list, still accessible on his Twitter account at the time of writing, has personal details such as the names of the teachers, their schools, date of their vaccinations, and death.
The investigation is being conducted under Section 500 of the Penal Code for defamation, Section 505 (c) of the Penal Code for intent to incite or which is likely to incite any class or community of persons to commit any offence against any other class or community of persons.
“The account owner is also being investigated under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for misusing network facilities,” said Bukit Aman CID director Datuk Seri Abd Jalil Hassan.