Sources say that the news surrounding the raid that took place at the Al Jazeera office also included the office of Astro and UnifiTv, over the recently released documentary titled “Locked Up in Malaysia’s Lockdown”, which speaks on the treatment of migrants who were placed under lockdown in Malaysia.
According to Bukit Aman’s Criminal Investigation Department director Huzir Mohamed, the raids at the three premises were conducted after obtaining a warrant from the Kuala Lumpur and Sepang magistrates’ courts and were conducted alongside personnel from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), which is also probing these stations.
The documentary released by Al-Jazeera specifically focused on the detention of undocumented foreigners during the later phases of Malaysia’s Movement Control Order. The documentary received backlash from Putrajaya, and in July, the police said they were probing the satellite broadcaster for sedition and defamation.
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