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Malaysia govt site hacked, PM resignation notice posted
MALAYSIA’S Department of Information said it would lodge a police report after its site was hacked into and a false statement issued announcing that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had resigned from his post.
The department discovered the transgression this morning after several social media sites had reported it, director-general Datuk Ibrahim Abdul Rahman said in a press statement.
He said the department suspects its e-Akhbar and e-Press systems were hacked into to issue two statements, one of the Prime Minister resigning and the other regarding applications for Malaysian citizenship. "The Information Department acted immediately to remove the false statements from both systems,” he said. "This is to prevent the dissemination of these statements by irresponsible parties and to avoid confusing the public.”