Immigration looking for immigrant interviewee in Al Jazeera report

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 07 Jul 2020

Md Rayhan Kabir

PETALING JAYA: The Immigration Department is searching for one of the men interviewed by Al Jazeera in its report titled "Locked Up in Malaysia's Lockdown."

Md Rayhan Kabir is wanted by the department to help with investigations under the Immigration Act 1959/63.

The 25-year-old Bangladeshi's last known address is Menara Uncang Emas, Jalan Loke Yew, Kuala Lumpur.

"Anyone with information on his whereabouts can call the Immigration Department at 03-8880 1298/ 1294 during office hours or 03-88801555 after office hours," the department said in a statement Tuesday (July 7).

Earlier, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said the police were investigating the report for “several offences” including sedition.

"The reporters will be called in to answer a few questions soon. They will be investigated under several acts, including the Penal Code and the Sedition Act.

“We will see if they get charged after they answer our questions," he told reporters at the sidelines of the National Census Day event here.

Hamid said "several reports" have been lodged with the police so far against Al Jazeera.

In its “101 East” programme, Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera's report entitled “Locked Up in Malaysia's Lockdown” highlighted Malaysia's treatment of undocumented migrants during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob accused Al Jazeera of "false reporting" and called the broadcaster to apologise to Malaysians.

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