The Edge publisher, TMI chief executive arrested for sedition

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  • Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015

Zulkifli Sulong (2nd from right), Amin Shah (3rd from right) and Lionel (left) talking to Syahredzan (right) at their office in Mutiara Damansara on Monday night.

PETALING JAYA: Police have arrested The Edge’s publisher Ho Kay Tat and The Malaysian Insider’s chief executive officer Jahabar Sadiq under the Sedition Act.

According to The Malaysian Insider, Jahabar and Ho were arrested Tuesday morning at the Dang Wangi station over an article published by the news portal last week.

Their arrests were later confirmed by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar via Twitter.

“Police confirm that TMI staff were detained at 11am to facilitate investigations. There is no tolerance for activities that promote sedition,” Khalid tweeted.

On Monday, police detained The Malaysian Insider’s managing editor Lionel Morais, Bahasa Malaysia features and analysis editor Zulkifli Sulong and Bahasa Malaysia news editor Amin Iskandar.

The portal had uploaded an article stating that the Conference of Rulers had rejected proposed amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 during a meeting on March 11.

The article, which quoted sources, had said that the rejection of the amendments to the Federal Act were made at a meeting which was attended by all Malay Rulers or their representatives.

Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal Datuk Seri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad, however, denied issuing any statement on hudud in Kelantan and lodged a police report last Thursday, calling for an investigation into the matter.
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