KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 26, 2015:

A picture of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak addressing an almost empty hall at the United Nations General Assembly, that has gone viral, is fake.

TV Al-Hijrah journalist Finaz Yunus who is in New York to cover the assembly, clarified on Facebook that Najib was only scheduled to speak today.

“Therefore the picture that was shared is fake.

“But what can we do, people will come up with their own judgement and just share the picture.

“We should prioritise facts,” she wrote.

The picture of Najib was believed to have been broadcast by a local television station, based on the logo that appeared on the picture.

The premier is scheduled to attend a few high level UN meetings before speaking at the headquarters today.

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