KUALA LUMPUR: News portal Malaysiakini’s office was raided by a team of police and Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) this evening.
It is believed that the raid is linked to Malaysiakini’s report on the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy public prosecutor who was transferred out of MACC’s special operations division.
The team recorded a statement from the news portal’s editor-in-chief, Steven Gan for about three hours. The team left at about 8pm, having seized a computer.
Gan said Malaysiakini would stand by their report and continue to report the news and views that matter without fear or favour.
“I am willing to cooperate with anyone including the authorities but I will definitely protect the identity of our sources at all cost as well.
“As for the article, we stand by it. On top of that, the law minister had also confirmed that the report was not false and a transfer did also take place,” he said when contacted today.
Meanwhile, attempts to get a comment from MCMC proved futile.
On Wednesday, the MCMC recorded Gan’s statement and a journalist, pertaining to the report with cited sources, published on Monday.
Initially, Attorney-general Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali denied that the officer, Ahmad Shazalee Abdul Khairi was transferred out of MACC. However, on Wednesday, the parliament de facto law Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri confirmed that Ahmad Shazalee has been transferred internally.