Health portal editor probed under Communications and Multimedia Act, not OSA, say cops

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  • Friday, 26 Jun 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Police denied that they are investigating a health news portal editor under the Official Secrets Act (OSA).

Putrajaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Fadzil Ali, when contacted, said that investigations are being conducted under the Communications and Multimedia Act, and not the OSA.

"Yes, I confirm that she has been called. We took her statement and if need be, we will call others in the future as well," he said.

Earlier on Friday (June 26), CodeBlue's editor-in-chief Boo Su-Lyn, in a tweet said that she has been summoned by police to give her statement over a series of articles based on findings from the 2016 fire at Sultanah Aminah Hospital.

"I am being investigated under the Penal Code & Official Secrets Act over my articles on the declassified findings of the independent investigation into the 2016 fire at Hospital Sultanah Aminah that killed six patients.

"Police are interviewing me at 2pm today at IPD Putrajaya," she had tweeted.

Her tweet also highlighted four stories published by the website.

On Oct 25,2016, a fire at the hospital killed six patients who were undergoing treatment, while another patient was saved.

Reports stated that one of the causes of the fire was due to a burnt capacitor on a ceiling light.

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