September 12, 2008

Sin Chew Reporter Detained

Posted in Malaysia at 10:29 pm by egalitaria

Now the Sin Chew Daily reporter has been arrested from her home in Penang. This is from Malaysiakini:

Sin Chew journalist arrested
Sep 12, 08 9:38pm
Sin Chew Daily journalist Tan Hoon Cheng has been arrested today at 8.30pm at her home in Bukit Mertajam, Penang.


It is unclear whether she has been arrested under the Internal Security Act, which allows for detention without trial.

It is learnt that she has been taken by the police to the Penang police headquarters.

Tan had reported that local Umno chieftain Ahmad Ismail had allegedly said that Chinese Malaysians are “squatters” in the country. 

Her report sparked a nationwide outcry, resulting in Ahmad being suspended by Umno for three years.

Sin Chew
had three days ago came out strongly to defend Tan, who was accused by Ahmad for misreporting his comments.

What is becoming of our country?

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