Groups tell Putrajaya to drop probe into Al Jazeera

Press groups and civil societies have urged the government to drop investigations against news network Al Jazeera after it aired a controversial documentary on migrants amid the Covid-19 pandemic. – The Malaysian Insight pic, July 8, 2020.

CIVIL society organisations, including press freedom advocacy groups, have urged the government to drop all investigations against Al Jazeera over its controversial documentary on Malaysia.

The international broadcaster is facing investigations under the Penal Code and Sedition Act for its 20-minute film on illegal immigrants entitled Locked Up in Malaysia’s Lockdown.

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  • I don't believe that we Malaysians or Malaysian authorities mistreat or act cruelly against foreigners without documents. Inaccurate or misreporting or exaggerations in reporting would be the most likely scenario. Never step on the authorities' toes.

    Posted 2 years ago by Zainuddin Yusoff

  • Even ordinary citizens like me was angry and frustrated with the authorities during the lockdown because of unusual and seemingly unreasonable restrictions. Under the circumstances surely people provide biased or even erroneous reporting against the authorities to reporters.
    Reporters want to publish a story but don't go overboard.

    Posted 2 years ago by Zainuddin Yusoff