‘Defend Putrajaya’: Blogger comes under MCMC scope

By Malaysia Chronicle

Malaysia Chronicle blogmaster Wong Choon Mei had her statement taken by Malaysian Multimedia and Communications Commission (MCMC) officers over an article about a speech by Umno president Najib Abdul Razak last Thursday.

The speech – in which Najib had called on Umno members to ‘defend’ Putrajaya – was blogged on by Wong on the same day Najib addressed delegates to the party’s annual general meeting.

Her lawyer, Latheefa Koya, said Wong was interrogated at MCMC’s office in Cyberjaya 11am this morning under Section 211 and 233 of the Multimedia and Communication Act 1998.

Latheefa, who is also PKR information chief, said she had accompanied Wong but was told by senior MCMC officers that if she insisted on being with her client, her statement would also be taken as a witness.

Despite objecting on grounds that her client had a right to having her lawyer by her side, the MCMC insisted on interviewing Wong alone.

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