PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Insider (TMI) chief editor Jahabar Sadiq will be questioned by police concerning an article relating to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar announced this via his Twitter account at 9am on Friday.
Khalid said that the article was said to have caused "confusion" among the public regarding MACC's Operations Review Panel (ORP).
"PCIRC @PDRMsia panggil Ketua Editor @tm_insider dan siasat lapuran yg mengelirukan org ramai berkenaan Panel MACC (The Police Cyber Investigation Response Centre from the Royal Malaysian Police Department has called on The Malaysian Insider's chief editor and is investigating the news report that has created confusion among the public with regards to the MACC panel)," he tweeted.
On Thursday, two members of the ORP said that they were not behind the report titled "Enough proof to charge Najib over SRC, says MACC oversight committee" which cited anonymous sources.
Chairman Tan Sri Hamid Bugo and panel member Tan Sri Mohamed Jawhar Hassan also said that the panel did not conclude that “the MACC investigators had collected sufficient evidence to prove a prima facie case against Najib".
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) later blocked the online news portal for violating the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.
TMI now runs at an alternate domain.