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Police Confirm Arrest Of Three Malaysian Insider Staff

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) confirmed the arrest of three employees of The Malaysian Insider for investigation in connection with a false report published by the news portal recently alleging the Conference of Rulers was against the implementation of hudud.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the three individuals would be investigated by the police and the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) under the Sedition Act 1948.

“PDRM confirmed that three TMI (The Malaysian Insider) staff have been detained for investigation,” he said through his Twitter.

Newsmen nabbed: Morais (left), Zulkifli (middle) and Amin (right) being led out by police from The Malaysian Insider’s office in Mutiara Damansara.
Newsmen nabbed: Morais (left), Zulkifli (middle) and Amin (right) being led out by police from The Malaysian Insider’s office in Mutiara Damansara.

Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department head SAC Zainuddin Ahmad said the three TMI employees were arrested at their office at Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, at about 5.45 pm.

“The individuals, age between 35 and 52, are investigated under Section 4 (1) of the Sedition Act 1948 and Section 233 of the Communication and Multimedia Act 1998,” he said when contacted by Bernama last night.

He said the police and MACC also seized several items, like laptops and handphones, belonging to the employees concerned to facilitate investigation. – Bernama

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