KUALA LUMPUR - The cabinet has instructed the attorney-general to compile evidence against media outlets which had misreported the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said through Twitter that the government was mulling legal action against the misreporting by the media, and that the A-G has been instructed to begin compiling necessary details before determining the next course of action.
"The cabinet has instructed the A-G to compile evidence and advice," Hishammuddin said in his tweet yesterday.
He was referring to a local daily report which quoted him as saying that the government "should sue" media outlets for "false reports".
"We have been compiling all the false reports since Day 1. When the time is right, the government should sue them," he said when quoted by the daily.
The daily quoted Hishammuddin as saying that the government has been transparent throughout the search for the plane which disappeared on March 8.
"The Malaysian government has nothing to hide and I believe the truth will prevail," he said.