Malaysian police come to office of The Star newspaper, question reporter over MACC report

Policemen and the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission at The Star’s office.
Policemen and the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission at The Star’s office. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A team of policemen and the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) came to The Star's office on Saturday (Oct 7) morning over a news report on the alleged transfer of a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy public prosecutor.

The team consisted of four plainclothes policemen and two MCMC officers.

They arrived at Menara Star in KL at about 10.55am to investigate a report in a news portal over deputy public prosecutor Ahmad Shazalee Abdul Khairi who was alleged to have been transferred out of the MACC special operations division.

The Star carried a couple of stories on the alleged transfer. The journalist who wrote the news reports was asked a few preliminary questions by the team.

The police and MCMC are expected to return on Monday to take a statement from the journalist and to take away a computer used to write the stories.

This is to assist investigations under Section 500 of the Penal Code for criminal defamation.