IGP says Malaysian Insider trio to be probed for sedition


(Bernama) – The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) today confirmed the arrest of three employees of The Malaysian Insider (TMI) for investigations 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 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 staff have been detained for investigation,” he said through his Twitter.

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, aged between 35 and 52, are being 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 tonight.

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