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IGP Tells Malaysiakini To Lodge Report Over Jamal’s Statement

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KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar (pix) has told Malaysiakini to lodge a police report over the statement by Red Shirts leader Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos that the group will cause a part of the news portal’s office building “to fall”.

“He has been making a lot of statements. But nothing comes by,” the Inspector-General of Police told reporters after launching the National Urgent Response (NUR) Alerts on Facebook at the Bukit Aman police headquarters here Friday.

Asked what would happen if the Red Shirts were to protest outside the Malaysiakini office on Saturday, Khalid said: “We will see (on) Saturday.”

On whether the statements by Jamal were a form of criminal intimidation, Khalid said, “If Malaysiakini sees it (the threats) that way, lodge a report.”

On Thursday, the Red Shirts protested outside the Malaysiakini’s office, with Jamal saying that a part of the news portal’s office building would collapse if it did not give an explanation for its reports by Saturday noon.

The group demanded an explanation over reports that Malaysiakini received funding from the George Soros’ Open Society Foundations (OSF).

Malaysiakini reported that its CEO Premesh Chandran and editor-in-chief Steven Gan denied that the funding was provided with the aim of toppling the Government.

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