KUALA LUMPUR – The home ministry will formally engage with the British Government, via the foreign ministry, if there is prima facie evidence against Sarawak Report founder, Clare Rewcastle-Brown.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said there was already bilateral cooperation between the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) and Scotland Yard, and this would facilitate extradition, if needed.
However, he said any action to be taken would depend on the final police investigation.
“As the principle of sovereignty is respected among nations, certainly the British do not condone any individual from their country interfering in the internal affairs of other countries,” he said.
Ahmad Zahid said although freedom of expression was practised in Malaysia, any information that was amended or fabricated was unacceptable, especially, if the online news posted by Rewcastle-Brown had malicious intent.
In an exclusive interview with the Straits Times of Singapore at the Thai prison recently, former Petrosaudi International Ltd executive Xavier Andre Justo claimed he had agreed to sell confidential information stolen from his former employer to Rewcastle-Brown, and a Malaysian businessman who planned to amend the information in an alleged attempt to topple the Malaysian Government.