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Al Jazeera’s Office In KL Raided By Authorities

Al Jazeera’s Office In KL Raided By Authorities

They seized several devices believed to be used in producing the documentary.

Anne Dorall

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As part of their ongoing investigation over the documentary Locked Up In Malaysia’s Lockdown filmed and published by international news outlet Al Jazeera, authorities raided Al Jazeera’s Kuala Lumpur office this morning.

According to MalaysiaKini, two uniformed officers and five in plainclothes raided the office and seized several devices used in the production of the documentary.

Malaysian authorities have criticized the news outlet over the documentary, stating that the video is malicious, false, and paints the country in a bad light. They have opened a formal investigation into the news outlet as well.

More updates to follow.

Read more:
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Al Jazeera Documentary Backlash: 5 Important Things You Need To Know [TRP]
Al Jazeera Dismisses Finas’ Requirement For A License, Saying It’s Not A Credible Argument [TRP]
All film producers must apply for Finas licence even for social media, multimedia minister insists [Malay Mail]
Al Jazeera’s License And Accreditation With Finas To Be Checked By Communications Ministry [TRP]
If Al Jazeera’s Documentary Was Illegal, So Is Any Other Malaysian Video Content, Says Lawyer [TRP]


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