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Dr M denies report claiming he said Pakatan would end ride-sharing.

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad accused a media outlet of publishing fake news in a report claiming he said Pakatan Harapan would abolish ride-hailing services if it wins federal power.

The report in question cited a Malay vernacular newspaper's article, in which the PH chairman told taxi drivers in Langkawi that his pact would review ride-sharing services in light of their grouses.

However, the new portal published the article with a headline stating: 'Dr M says Pakatan will abolish ride-hailing services'.

'Fake news! I said we must review existing Acts so both parties (Grab and taxis) are protected,' Dr Mahathir wrote on Facebook today.

He accused the news outlet of attempting to sway Grab and taxi drivers, whom he claimed were anti-establishment.

Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak commented earlier on the Dr Mahathir's remarks, saying it exposed the former prime minister's failure to keep up with the digitally connected world.

Dr Mahathir is contesting the Langkawi federal seat in Kedah for the general election.

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Date:Apr 30, 2018
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