Anwar’s aide held over doctored DPM pictures


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 14 Jul 2007

PETALING JAYA: An aide of Parti Keadilan Rakyat adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was arrested, believed to be in connection with a doctored picture of Deputy Prime Minister which was posted on the Internet. 

Lawyer Latheefa Koya said three police officers took Nathaniel Tan away from his office at Phileo Damansara here at 4.45pm yesterday. 

“Tan was asked to follow the officers to Bukit Aman for questioning. He was also asked to bring along his laptop,” she said when met at Bukit Aman. 

She and several party leaders including information chief Tian Chua were at the police headquarters to enquire about Tan’s arrest. 

Latheefa said police did not give any reasons for his arrest. 

Tan is a prominent blogger and also in-charge of PKR’s website. 

A statement issued by PKR said Tan was a Harvard University graduate and was active in non-government organisations.  

It said he was Anwar’s secretary in the Foundation for Future. 

Police could not be reached for comment.  

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