KUALA LUMPUR: MCA central committee member Chan Quin Er was questioned for two hours by Bukit Aman and had her handphone seized.
Chan said she was summoned 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 was surprised that I was called in by the police for something that I did within my rights,” the former prosecutor told reporters yesterday.
According to Chan, she posted and exposed the 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 as that was the phone I used to post (the circular) on Facebook.
“I was told that I was questioned under Section 233(A) of the Communications and Multimedia Act and Section 203 (A) of the Penal Code,” said Chan.
The former federal counsel with the AGC from 2014 to 2018 said the impartiality of the AGC was now questionable.
Meanwhile, MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong in a Facebook posting yesterday said Chan’s expose was aimed at defending the independence of the judicial system.
“If the Government is sincere in the reforms on which they have made numerous claims, it should not be picking on the opposition and start creating white terror.
“We wholeheartedly support Quin Er’s sincere efforts. Tun M’s government should cease the suppression of political dissidents,” he added in the posting.
Tun M as mentioned is Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.