न तथ्यवचनं सत्यं नातथ्यवचनं मृषा ।
यद्भूतहितमत्यन्तं तत्सत्यमितरन्मृषा ॥
Just stating a fact as is not the same as telling truth. Not choosing to tell a fact is not the same as telling a lie. That which brings real (permanent) happiness to beings is truth. What does not is false.