Fake news: Viral poster on Raya aid for children, seniors, housewives not true, says JKM

KUALA LUMPUR: The Social Welfare Department (JKM) clarifies that an image of poster that has gone viral on social media is fake.

The poster is titled “Tarikh Bantuan Raya JKM Mei 2022 – Bantuan Kanak-Kanak, Suri Rumah, Warga Emas”’ (Date of JKM Raya Assistance May 2022 – Assistance for Children, Housewives, Senior Citizens).

JKM informed the public about the fake viral poster through a media statement from the Quick Response Team of the Communications and Multimedia Ministry on Sunday (April 24).

The department also advised the public not to simply believe false information spread online and to refer to the JKM website at www.jkm.gov.my to obtain accurate information about the assistance.

It added that Malaysians should be smart and responsible digital citizens by checking and referring to official sources for authentic and up-to-date information. – Bernama