No probe on The Malaysian Insider yet, cops just gathering info

Mr Jahabar Sadiq, chief executive of The Malaysian Insider (TMI).
PHOTO: Sin Chew Daily Publication

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have yet to open an official investigation on blocked online news portal The Malaysian Insider (TMI).

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said although TMI chief editor Jahabar Sadiq and four other journalists were questioned in Bukit Aman on Friday, police were just gathering information.

He said police would contact the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) on the matter.

"We will check with MCMC if the way they (TMI) get their information is against the law," he said after attending a roundtable talk on "Root Cause of Crime" held by the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation yesterday.

Jahabar and his four colleagues have given their statements to the police concerning an article about the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

Earlier, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar posted on Twitter that the article was said to have caused public confusion about MACC's Operations Review Panel.

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