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Release Malaysian Blogger


Tan Sri Musa Hassan

Inspector-General of Police

Ibu Pejabat Polis Diraja Malaysia

Bukit Aman

50560 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03 2262 6222

Fax: 03 2070 7500

Dear Sir,

Re: Prolonged detention of blogger and PKR staff

We are writing to express our deepest concerns over the detention of a PKR staff and blogger, Nathaniel Tan, by the police. Tan’s detention were purportedly for investigation under the Penal Code, but the police later switch statement and said he is now being investigated under the Official Secret Act (OSA) for content of his blog.

Nathaniel Tan was taken for questioning by three plainclothes police officers since 4:45pm on 13 July. The policemen, believed to be from the Special Branch, were said to have requested for Tan to follow them to the Bukit Aman police headquarters for questioning and did not provide any reasons as to why Tan was asked to follow them. Police confirmed at 10:00pm on 13 July that they have taken Nathaniel Tan.

We urges for his release immediately as no charged is being instituted against him and the police cannot prove that he is threatening national security. It is against the Federal Constitution, which accords for the right to freedom of expression, to detain a citizen for speaking his mind.

Yours sincerely,

Anggara

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6 comments
  1. Yari NK said:

    I lament over the detention of the Malaysian blogger. It somehow shows us that autocracy can be as close as somewhere in a country that claims to be democratic!

  2. anggara said:

    @ yari
    great comment, just a solidarity post from Indonesian blogger

  3. may airinn said:

    well, klu yang ngomong mas angga. Aq sih angguk-angguk geleng-geleng. wkakaka

  4. anggara said:

    @may
    jangan angguk dan geleng2 aja ntar dikira tripping lagi wakakakakak

  5. Siew Eng said:

    Your solidarity means a lot, saudara!

  6. anggara said:

    @siew eng
    we have to defence freedom of expression in ASEAN especially on the attack on blogger issues 🙂

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