The charge against Lim, who was minister in the Mahathir Mohamad-led coalition that collapsed in February, comes amid speculation that elections could be imminent due to Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's slim majority in parliament
The worry, public health experts said, is that the spread of misinformation on social media could discourage people from eventually taking the vaccine
The executive orders, which go into effect in 45 days, come after the Trump administration said this week it was stepping up efforts to purge "untrusted" Chinese apps from U.S. digital networks and called TikTok and WeChat "significant threats"
The Malta-based company, Alwefaq Ltd, was blacklisted by the Treasury Department
Al Tunaiji stressed the importance of preventive measures
"I think we have to have a liability reform," the majority leader said in an interview with CNBC