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IGP Says Not His People Who Contacted Youth-Led Parlimen Digital

IGP Says Not His People Who Contacted Youth-Led Parlimen Digital

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Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador denies that the police have contacted representatives of the youth-led Parlimen Digital in any official capacity.

What you need to know: Parlimen Digital was held online on the 4th and 5th July and was open to Malaysian youths between 15 to 35 years old. The platform was meant to be a place for youths to debate pressing issues affecting them. Several representatives of Parlimen Digital claimed to have been contacted by the police after the virtual Parliament sitting ended on 4 July. The representatives were asked for personal details of the participants through various social media platforms such as Instagram.

Who said what: Hamid Bador states that news of the alleged contact is news to him as no one on his side has reached out to the participants. Instead, he urges the representatives to come forward and aid in the investigation of this matter. He also said that no criminal offence was committed during the event, saying that he respects the freedom of expression as long as they make statements responsibly and be mindful of the law.

Read more:
Malaysian Youth Organise First-Ever Digital Parliament To Prove It Can Be Done [TRP]
Parlimen Digital representatives contacted by police, says organisers [Malay Mail]
IGP claims unaware police contacted Parlimen Digital participants, says no offence committed [Malay Mail]

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