Wartawan tanya Najib mana RM 2.6B? Jawab pun tidak, lalu kena halau,
sampai saja wartawan ke hotel, polis datang tangkap mereka...
sampai saja wartawan ke hotel, polis datang tangkap mereka...
Dua wartawan Austalia cuba tanya soalan pada PM ditahan di Sarawak...
Dua warga Australia ditahan malam tadi selepas didakwa melanggar kawalan keselamatan polis dan secara agresif cuba mendekati Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak di Sarawak.
Ketua Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Sarawak SAC Dev Juman M M Sree Shunmugan dalam kenyataan mengesahkan kejadian tersebut.
Katanya seorang pegawai polis tempatan membuat laporan terhadap pasangan itu.
Dev juga memaklumkan kedua-dua mereka adalah wartawan penyiaran media Australia.
"Kejadian itu berlaku pada kira-kira 8.35 malam. Kedua-dua mereka berumur 51 dan 39 tahun dibawa ke Balai Polis Padawan untuk disoal siasat.
"Pemeriksaan menunjukkan kedua-dua mereka tiba di Malaysia melalui KLIA pada 5 Mac. Mereka tiba di Kuching pada 12 Mac dan mendakwa mereka hadir untuk membuat liputan lawatan rasmi perdana menteri ke Sarawak," katanya.
Bagaimanapun, Dev berkata kedua-dua mereka telah dibebaskan dengan jaminan polis pagi tadi selepas diambil keterangan.
Sementara itu, Penerbit Eksekutif ABC Four Corners Sally Neighbour menulis di Twitter, kedua-dua wartawan itu ditahan selepas bertanya soalan kepada Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak di Kuching semalam.
Wartawan tersebut berlepas ke Kuching pada hari sebelumnya dan mahu bertanyakan soalan kepada Najib mengenai dakwaan wang yang dimasukkan ke akaun peribadinya.
Ketika itu Najib dalam rangka lawatan ke Masjid Darul Ehsan di Kampung Haji Baki, Kota Sentosa.
Bagaimanapun, Najib tidak menjawab pertanyaan wartawan itu dan pasukan keselamatan kemudian meminta mereka beredar.
Wartawan terbabit kembali ke hotel penginapan mereka tetapi sepasukan polis dari Kota Sentosa menahan mereka tidak lama kemudian.
Kakitangan kedutaan Australia di Kuching melantik seorang peguam untuk mengendalikan kes penahanan itu.
Mereka di siasat mengikut Seksyen 186 Kanun Keseksaan kerana menghalang penjawat awam yang melakukan urusan rasmi.
Hukuman sekiranya didapati bersalah ialah dua tahun penjara atau denda atau kedua-duanya sekali. - mk
Four Corners journalists detained in Malaysia...
The arrest comes within days of both the US State Department and UN Human Rights Council separately expressing serious concern over a crackdown on media and free speech in Malaysia under Najib, who is now facing a growing movement to oust him from office.
Four Corners reporter Linton Besser and cameraman Levent Eroglu were arrested in Kuching, the capital of Sarawak state, late Saturday after they tried to put questions to Mr Najib as he campaigned with local politicians ahead of state elections there.
The Australian understands they were stopped by police as they tried to question the Prime Minister during a walk around but then arrested later that night under section 186 of Malaysia’s penal code for obstructing a public officer.
It is believed they were released early Sunday morning on police bail pending investigations and have not yet been charged but their passports have been seized and they are unable to leave the country.
The ABC yesterday confirmed the crew was detained in a brief statement which said: “An ABC Four Corners team was detained by Malaysian police last night while reporting on a local political issue. They have not been charged with any offence.”
The crew had been in Malaysia for several days researching a story on the multi-billion dollar corruption scandal involving Malaysia’s 1MDB state investment fund as well as the murder of a glamorous Mongolian translator, Altantuya Shaaribuu, whose death has been linked to the country’s highest office.
They flew into Kuching late Saturday from the capital Kuala Lumpur where they had earlier fronted a ruling-UMNO party sympathiser at a bizarre press conference called to allow a government critic, who has named Mr Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor in a civil action related to the murder, to apologise to Malaysia’s first family.
The media stunt, an apparent attempt to distance Mr Najib and his wife from one of Malaysia’s most notorious crimes, backfired when Santamil Selvi, whose late husband first publicly linked Mr Najib to Ms Shaaribuu, stormed out of the press conference after reaffirming her husband’s claims were true.
The Saturday press conference was billed as a chance for Ms Selvi, wife of late private investigator P Balasubramaniam, to apologise to Ms Rosmah for allegations made against her in relation to the murder of Ms Shaaribuu, the former lover of close Najib confidante Abdul Razak Baginda.
Ms Selvi read a prepared statement apologising to Mr Najib and his family “for all the trouble and slander ... relating to my husband and the case of Altantuya”, but under questioning then said she stood by her husband’s claims.
Ms Selvi eventually ran out of the meeting after being quizzed over whether she had been offered a bribe to make the apology.
Just weeks earlier Sirul Azhar Umar, one of two elite Malaysian police commandos convicted and sentenced to death for Ms Shaaribuu’s murder, released video statements also specifically exonerating Mr Najib of any link to the 2006 murder. - the Australian
Ramesh Rao : A despicable man preying on the misfortunes and misery of others.
Chaos when wife of late private investigator tries to apologise to Rosmah...
During a press conference at Pertubuhan Minda dan Social Prihatin Malaysia (Minda), A. Santamil Selvi first read out an apology to Najib and his family for the allegations and difficulties she and her family had caused to them.
When asked for an explanation on why she had "all of a sudden" apologised, Santamil just said she had made the allegations out of anger.
"I was upset over his death and so upon hearing everyone blaming Rosmah Mansor (Najib's wife), I too was influenced that she murdered my husband.
"Which is why I want to retract what I said and I want to apologise for causing the family any sort of difficulty," she said.
Balasubramaniam was the PI during the murder of Mongolian interpreter Altantunya Shaariibuu.
Balasubramaniam, who passed away in 2013 soon after returning from exile in India, had made two statutory declarations over Najib's alleged involvement in Altantuya's murder. The second SD was made to rectract the first SD.
Asked whether she was retracting her legal suit against the Prime Minister and his wife, Santamil hesitated to answer.
"I am just here to get funding for my children's education, those who promised me the money and a lot of other things, they did not keep their word so I am here today to ask this NGO for money.
"PKR promised me financial aid but when I went to them I was asked to see if Barisan Nasional can give me a better offer, I am left with no choice so I am here.
"I struggled for three years since my husband passed away in 2013 and now I agree that he had died due to a heart problem and not murdered," she said.
In 2013, Santamil and her three children filed a charge against the Prime Minister for their exile from 2008 until 2013.
The suit that also named Najib's brothers, Ahmad Johari Abdul Razak and Mohd Nazim Abdul Razak, senior lawyer T Cecil Abraham and his son Sunil Abraham, commissioner of oaths Zainal Abidin Muhayat and lawyer M. Arunapalam as respondents.
When asked again if she was retracting the suit, Santamil said no, adding "whatever Bala said was true I am only taking back what I had said. I blamed Rosmah for my husband's death and now I am taking that back".
Asked if she still believed that Najib and former political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda were involved in the murder, Santamil nodded.
Pressed further for an explanation on why she needed to apologise to the Prime Minister, Santamil said it was to get funding for her children's education. Santamil then became anxious and began muttering under her breath.
A heated conversation took place between Santamil and Minda president Ramesh Rao when she blurted in Tamil "This is not how it was supposed to go!"
Shortly after Santamil got up and shouted at reporters saying that she was merely there to get funds for her children's education and had nothing to do with the Najib or Rosmah.
Santamil then stormed out of the room.
Ramesh Rao explained that the NGO only wanted to help the family who was an acquaintance for over 25 years. He was himself unable to explain why Santamil had gone to the extend of apologising to Rosmah.
Asked why Santamil needed to apologise to get funds from the NGO, Ramesh Rao shot back saying "you don't get it, you don't get it."
When a foreign reporter interfered, asking for further explanations, Ramesh Rao shouted him blurting out "you white man, why don't you understand."
The press conference ended there as Ramesh Rao walked out of the room. - news.asiaone.
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