KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian police said Saturday they arrested a Bangladeshi guy and will deport him for criticizing the administration over the treatment of undocumented immigrants at a documentary by information broadcaster Al-Jazeera.
Mohamad Rayhan Kabir was on the run after police started an investigation at the July 3 documentary after complaints it was incorrect and biased. Al-Jazeera has defended its journalism.
The department had previously revoked his work license.
The documentary, titled”Locked In Malaysia’s Lockdown,” researched undocumented immigrants it said were in danger through the coronavirus pandemic. Over 2,000 researchers were detained during raids in regions in Kuala Lumpur which were put under tight virus lockdowns.
The Daily Star newspaper in Bangladesh quoted Rayhan Kabir as stating at a WhatsApp message soon before he was arrested he didn’t commit any offense.
“I didn’t lie. I’ve just discussed discrimination contrary to the migrants. I need the dignity of migrants and also my nation guaranteed. I feel all migrants and Bangladesh will endure with me”
Authorities have grilled a bunch of coworkers and employees from Al-Jazeera and stated they’d submit their findings to prosecutors for additional action. Authorities also stated Al-Jazeera failed to apply for a permit before shooting the documentary, but the broadcaster said it did not need you.
Al-Jazeera has known for its right to report freely without intimidation and urged Malaysia to lose criminal identification.
Satellite television provider Astro was fined by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission for broadcasting an Al-Jazeera documentary in 2015 within the 2006 murder of a Mongolian girl that supposedly included”offensive content”
He’s presently on trial on corruption charges.
Popular online news portal site Malaysiakini and its editor confront uncommon contempt proceedings in the attorney general above remarks posted by readers contrary to the judiciary. Police also contested an activist about a societal networking article alleging the mistreatment of refugees in immigration detention centers.
A journalist by the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post was contested before regarding her reporting on migrant arrests.