KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4, 2015:
The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) successfully obtained an arrest warrant from the KL Court for the founder and editor of the Sarawak Report, Clare-Rewcastle-Brown, today.
In a statement today, PDRM’s CID director Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh said that Rewcastle-Brown’s warrant is for offences under section 124 B and 124 I of the Penal Code.
“We will proceed with the applications to place her on the Aseanapol wanted list as well as the Interpol Red Notice.”
The arrest warrant comes amid the announcement by Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi last month that the ministry is prepared to work with the Scotland Yard to investigate Rewcastle-Brown.
“If there are criminal elements perpetrated by Clare Brown, a bilateral agreement in the form of exchange of information will be coordinated between Malaysia and Britain.
“As cooperation between PDRM and the Scotland Yard has long been established, this will facilitate the exchange of information further and possible extradition should it arise,” he had said in a statement on July 25.
Section 124 B involves “Activity detrimental to parliamentary democracy”. It states: “Whoever, by any means, directly or indirectly, commits an activity detrimental to parliamentary democracy shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to twenty years.”
Section 124 I involves “Dissemination of false reports”. It states: “Any person who, by word of mouth or in writing or in any newspaper, periodical, book, ciruclar, or other printed publications or by any other means including electronic means spreads false reports or makes false statements likely to cause public alarm, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years.”