Activist questioned by police over migrants issues

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 07 Jul 2020

PETALING JAYA: Refuge for the Refugees founder Heidy Quah (pic) was questioned by the police for two hours over her post on the conditions of immigration depots last month.

According to her lawyer New Sin Yew, Quah was called to present herself at the Putrajaya police station at 2pm on Tuesday (July 7).

"Police showed up at her home, but she was not there.

"They called her after that, and an arrangement was made for her statements to be taken at Putrajaya," he said.

New said Quah would be investigated for defamation under the Penal Code and improper use of network facilities under the Communications and Multimedia Act.

He said police also took her mobile phone to facilitate in the investigation.

"She will give her full cooperation to the authorities. The police have also acted professionally throughout the process," New said, adding that Quah might be called up again if the police required more information.

Quah said she bore no ill-will when she uploaded the post on her social media account.

"I never meant to tarnish the good name of the country but was just doing my part to promote kindness and being human," she said, adding she hoped the government and activists could work together to improve the situation.

Her questioning came in the wake of investigations into Al Jazeera's report on the treatment of migrants in Malaysia as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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