MCA's Chan: Police questioned me for two hours, confiscated my phone


KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman questioned MCA central committee member Chan Quin Er for two hours and seized her handphone as well, she says.

Chan said she was called in by the police after she highlighted the leaked email circular by Solicitor General III, Datuk Mohamad Hanafiah Zakaria instructing the Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) to hasten judicial hearings of high-profile cases.

"I'm surprised that I'm called in by the police for something that I did within my right," said the former prosecutor to reporters on Friday (Feb 15).

According to Chan, she merely commented on the leaked circular "out of respect for my former colleagues in the AGC".

"I was questioned by the police at Bukit Aman for two hours, and then they confiscated my iPhone 10X as that was the phone from which I posted (the circular) onto Facebook.

"I was told that I was being questioned under Section 233(A) of the Communications and Multimedia Act and Section 203 (A) of the Penal Code," said Chan.

A former federal counsel with the AGC from 2014 to 2018, Chan said the impartiality of the AGC was now questionable.