Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Edge publisher, TMI chief executive arrested for sedition

Police are reported to have arrested The Edge’s publisher Ho Kay Tat and The Malaysian Insider’s chief executive officer Jahabar Sadiq.

It is understood that Jahabar and Ho were arrested this morning at the Dang Wangi station over an article published by the news portal last week.

On Monday, police detained The Malaysian Insider’s managing editor Lionel Morais, Bahasa Malaysia features and analysis editor Zulkifli Sulong and Bahasa Malaysia news editor Amin Iskandar.

The portal had uploaded an article stating that the Conference of Rulers had rejected proposed amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 during a meeting on March 11.

The article, which quoted sources, had said that the rejection of the amendments to the Federal Act were made at a meeting which was attended by all Malay Rulers or their representatives.

Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal Datuk Seri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad however denied issuing any statement on hudud in Kelantan and lodged a police report last Thursday, calling for a police investigation into the matter.

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