Police confirm raid on Al Jazeera's KL office


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PETALING JAYA: Bukit Aman confirmed that police raided Al Jazeera's Kuala Lumpur office earlier Tuesday (Aug 4).

"Yes, at 11.30am. A team from the CID special investigation unit, as well as a team from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) raided the premises," said Bukit Aman CID deputy director Deputy Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid.

No further details were revealed so far.

Earlier Tuesday, the office, based in G Tower here, was raided by the authorities.

It is believed that several devices used in the production of the "Locked Up in Malaysia's Lockdown" documentary were seized.

A statement from Al Jazeera on the raid is expected to be issued soon.

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