Cops met me to assure safety, says editor of Malaysian Catholic weekly

PETALING JAYA - Police have met Father Lawrence Andrew, the editor of the Catholic weekly, The Herald, to advise him on matters pertaining to his safety in the midst of the controversy surrounding him.

Father Lawrence confirmed that police called him for a meeting on Friday, adding that it was not to record his statement.

He said he went to the South Klang police station on Friday after being called there for a chat during which officers also gave their assurances regarding the safety of those attending mass today.

"They assured that there police would be on patrol," he said.

Father Lawrence said no other editor of the Catholic weekly was called up by the police to have a statement recorded in their investigations into the "Allah" issue.

"I am the only editor of the paper.

"There is no other editor and none of our staff were called up to give statements to the police," he said.

It was reported yesterday that police would call Father Lawrence for his statement and that the statements of 10 people had been recorded on the issue including an editor from The Herald.