Police return Malaysiakini’s equipment

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 23 Jan 2003

PETALING JAYA: Several central processing units (CPUs) and servers which were taken from the Malaysiakini office during a raid on Monday were returned by the Dang Wangi police yesterday. 

The equipment was delivered to the Jalan Stadium police station at 6pm where staff of the electronic newspaper collected the items. 

The raid was carried out as part of police investigations to identify the writer of an allegedly seditious letter posted on the website of the Internet news provider and the computer which was used to upload it. 

A police report had been lodged by Umno Youth alleging sedition over the letter posted on Malaysiakini’s website on Jan 9. 

Malaysiakini’s editor-in-chief Steven Gan has taken responsibility for uploading the letter. 

The raid disabled editorial operations for 10 hours, but the site has since resumed publication of news and letters. 

“Malaysiakini will continue to uphold its convictions on the freedom of expression and press freedom; given the government’s repeated pledge that there will be no censorship of Internet content in line with the creation of the Multimedia Super Corridor,” said Gan in a press statement.  

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