Saturday, March 12, 2016

AGC to decide action against Aussie journalists, says Khalid

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the Attorney-General's Chambers would determine the appropriate action against the two Australian journalists who were detained yesterday, Bernama reported today. The journalists – Linton Besser, 39, and Louis Eroglu,  51 – tried to approach Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib who was on an official visit to the Darul Ehsan Mosque at Kampung Haji Baki, Kota Sentosa, at 8.35pm last night. Sally Neighbour, the programme's executive producer, said on Twitter the staff were arrested after they attempted to ask the prime minister over a "corruption scandal". Lawyer Albert Tang, who is representing the journalists, said they have denied any wrongdoing. "They were just carrying out their duties and asked the prime minister questions. They stopped when they were told to," Tang told The Malaysian Insider. Sarawak CID chief Dev Kumar M.M Sree Shunmugan said the journalists had crossed the security line and aggressively tried to approach Najib. "Both of them were subsequently arrested for failing to comply with police instructions not to cross the security line," he said in a press statement today. The journalists arrived in Malaysia on March 5 and reached Kuching on March 12 to cover Najib's official visit to Sarawak. – March 13, 2016.]]>

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