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Monday, March 30, 2015

TMI: Editors arrested over 'erroneous' royal report


The managing editor of The Malaysian Insider Lionel Morais has been arrested over a news report regarding the Conference of Rulers rejecting the hudud bill.

Others detained were senior editors Amin Shah Iskandar and Zulkifli Sulong.

The trio were apprehended under the Sedition Act 1948 and the police also seized their mobile phones and computers.

This evening, the news portal's office in Petaling Jaya was raided by about a dozen police and Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) personnel.

The trio are investigated under Section 4 of the Sedition Act for publishing seditious material and Section 233 of the Communication and Multimedia Act 1998 for improper use of network facilities or network service.

If found guilty, they can be fined up to RM5,000, jailed up to three years or both, upon conviction.

Under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act, they can be fined up to RM50,000, jailed up to a year or both, upon conviction.

Last week, the keeper of the royal seal had lodged a police report on the news report while BN MPs also raised the matter in Parliament.

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