A group of Faculty of Law (FOL) academics has conducted a knowledge transfer programme (KTP) in Tanjung Sedili Kota Tinggi, Johor to fishermen and farmers community on 28 May 2023. The Faculty received an invitation from their strategic partner, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) to conduct the programme which is one of the agenda in Program Semarak Komuniti Kota Tinggi officiated by Minister of Higher Education, Yang Berhormat Datuk Seri Haji Mohamed Khaled Nordin.
The programme started with an introduction of fake news and the effect of spreading the fake news in social media by Mr. Amir Nur Ikhwan Amernudin to almost 20 participants. The topic was discussed in both legal and social perspectives. Further information was added on the effects of fake news that could lead to increase polarisation and potential conflicts amongs the public. The programme ended with a gift awarded to active participants who took part during the session.
It is hoped that the programme would create more awareness among the community. FOL has also made contributions to the community as part of their USR projects. The programme was a success, and the FOL team aims to create and spread more legal awareness programmes in the future. Other academics who were involved were Ms. Nur Fazini Asro binti Ramzi Sulaiman, Ms. Asmida Ahmad, Ms. Nadia binti Abu Hasan and Ms. Putri Syaidatul Akma binti Mohd. Adzmi.