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Saturday July 14, 2007

Nathaniel Tan remanded for four days under OSA


By ANDREW SAGAYAM 

KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) information bureau staff Nathaniel Tan, 27, has been remanded for four days under the Official secrets Act (OSA). 

Tan, who is also secretary of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's Foundation for Future, is believed to been remanded under the Section 8 of the OSA over allegations that he had documents linked to Deputy Internal Security Minister Datuk Johari Baharom's alleged involvement in corruption. 

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohd Najib Abd Aziz confirmed the arrest and remand. 

He said that the case was being investigated by the Federal Commercial Crimes department but declined to comment further when asked on the nature of the probe. 

Tan, who maintains the opposition party's website was arrested from his office in Phileo Damansara on Friday evening by three Special Branch policemen from Bukit Aman.  

Police sources said the Cyber Crime Unit at the Federal Commercial Crimes department headquarters in Jalan Dato Onn was questioning Tan. 

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