Al Jazeera probe conducted ‘professionally’, insists IGP

Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador says the raid on Al Jazeera’s Kuala Lumpur office yesterday ‘was not a military kind of action’. – AFP pic, August 5, 2020.

MALAYSIA’S police chief today insisted that investigations into an Al Jazeera documentary are being conducted “professionally” and rejected concerns about worsening media freedom, a day after the broadcaster’s office was searched.

Authorities are probing into the news network’s Locked Up in Malaysia’s Lockdown after the government took issue with its critical look at the treatment of migrant workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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