Home Ministry probing Radio Free Sarawak

(Bernama) – The controversial Radio Free Sarawak radio station is being investigated for its content.

“This is not about politics. This is about spreading malicious lies, the issue of unity and harmony among the races,” Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein told reporters after visiting the ministry’s operations room here Tuesday.

Hishammuddin said that no legal action could be taken at the moment because the investigation was on-going.

Responding to a question, he said the Internal Security Act could only be used if the individuals involved posed a serious security threat.

Last week, Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu youth wing lodged a police report claiming that the radio station has been operating illegally and spreading lies, especially about Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.

Clare Rewcastle Brown, the sister-in-law of former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and Peter John Jaban, an Iban activist, told an English tabloid last month that they were responsible for the blog Sarawak Report and the radio station.