“The investigation of @tashny is an attack on media freedom and an abuse of power by the Malaysian police. She has done a public service by reporting on issues affecting migrants and the Malaysian population at large during this time of crisis"https://t.co/lSmqFoNgyf— ARTICLE 19 Malaysia (@Article19Msia) May 4, 2020
Malaysiakini – Cops to proceed with probe on Hong Kong daily's migrants raid story— Mandeep Singh (@mandeepkarpall) May 3, 2020
‘Gift’ by the Malaysian govt to the media on Press Freedom Day!
[SOLIDARITY WITH TASHNY]— HAKAM Youth (@HakamYouth) May 3, 2020
Tashny, SCMP journalist, is being investigated for her reports on the recent raids on migrants.
HAKAM Youth stands in solidarity with her & condemns any form of transgression against press freedom. #WorldPressFreedomDay#JournalismWithoutFearOrFavour pic.twitter.com/I3LDXbvtYr
Salam YBM.— Tashny Sukumaran (@tashny) May 3, 2020
1. I'm afraid it is not our job to write what the government likes. We write based on observation, interviews, fact.
2. I appreciate your gesture, but it doesn’t change the fact that I am still being harassed by the police for doing my job as a reporter. @S_Y_New https://t.co/XharzgE8tP
I received this video from an NGO worker today, who got it from a resident. The raid apparently lasted just a couple hours. Unsure how many people were arrested. pic.twitter.com/3nHqYm1u8i— Tashny Sukumaran (@tashny) May 3, 2020
Yes, if Sek504 is used against me I get to go on Twitter & talk about it. I get human rights lawyers offering to help. I get to raise this LOUDLY. That is privilege. What happens when the same section is used against someone without these privileges? That is what I'm calling out.— Tashny Sukumaran (@tashny) May 3, 2020
I watched the DG's PC. I also contacted the Immig DG seeking comment, no response.— Tashny Sukumaran (@tashny) May 3, 2020
The fact that a minister has to directly intervene is a worrying signal that state apparatus is being used in a repressive way. Using Sek504 against a journalist is patently ridiculous. @S_Y_New https://t.co/XharzgE8tP
More importantly – the immigration raid at Selangor Mansion is ongoing. We only just received word of it, with residents saying that the operation began about 10am and authorities "serbu serta-merta". The Malaysian Insight report: https://t.co/UwYkh7VCpV— Tashny Sukumaran (@tashny) May 3, 2020
According to PDRM, I am being investigated under Sek 504 of the Penal Code and Sek 233 of the Communications & Multimedia Act.— Tashny Sukumaran (@tashny) May 3, 2020
Many of you heard the news super quick (can jadi reporter yourselves wei) and sent messages of support. I want to say thank you so much ❤
I'll continue posting updates re: the questioning on Wednesday. Please don't come to Bukit Aman – let's practice social distancing. I have aired my concerns re: social distancing to the inspector and he has promised to use a larger room so that all of us can maintain distance.— Tashny Sukumaran (@tashny) May 3, 2020