Prime Minister's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor launching the "Keep Our Women and Children #CyberSafe" seminar. Also preset were National Council of Women's Organisations Malaysia (NCWO) president Tan Dri Prof Emeritus Dr Sharifah Hapsah. Pix by Salhani Ibrahim

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor today said she too has been a victim of fake news and cyber-bullying.

In her speech at the "Keep Our Women and Children #CyberSafe" seminar today, she urged the people not to be fooled by fake Facebook accounts using her name.

"I do not know how to use the Internet...If you see my (so-called) Facebook page, it is not mine.

"I don't know who has so much time to create a Facebook account for me.

"I don't have Facebook so please don't be fooled... It is not mine. You all have been cheated," she said, in relating her personal experience on the influence of fake news and cyberbullying.

Rosmah pointed out that the people should not believe in the "funny postings" allegedly made by her on the Internet.

On cyber bullying, she said someone had once asked her how she was able to maintain her cool and calm despite all the unverified stories being spread around about her.

"I don't own a smartphone, I'm still using an old antique Samsung phone.

"This to me is a bliss because I do not know how to use it.

"I think it is a blessing in disguise because all those false stories about me... I don't know (about them). Hence, I don't get emotional or feel depressed about them." she said.

The cybercrime seminar today was organised by the National Council of Women's Organisations Malaysia (NCWO) in collaboration with CyberSecurity Malaysia.

Also present were Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim, Deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said, Deputy Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah and NCWO president Tan Dri Prof Emeritus Dr Sharifah Hapsah.

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