PUTRAJAYA – “We will call Al Jazeera and the reporter,” said Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador when asked to comment about a report by the news agency which was allegedly made with ill intentions to tarnish the image of Malaysia.
The police have initiated an investigation after receiving several reports about the 25-minute 50-second documentary entitled Locked Up in Malaysia’s Lockdown’ which condemned the government for mistreating the illegal immigrants when the country was battling to curb the spread of Covid-19.
“They will be called to answer several questions. An official investigation has been opened after we received several reports.
“They will be called soon. We hope to settle this as soon as possible,” he told the media practitioners.
Yesterday, the Deputy Director (Investigation/Legal) of the Criminal Investigation Department from Bukit Aman, Deputy Commissioner Mior Faridalathrash Wahid verified that the police had started investigating the report by the international news agency.
According to Abdul Hamid, the police will be investigating the matter under Section 500 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.
“Several laws under the Penal Code under the Sedition Act, we will look at it from the after they answer the questions,” he said. – MalaysiaGazette