IGP: Warrant not needed in ex-journo’s wee hours arrest

Reposted from Malay Mail Online

19 September 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — Top cop Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said today that an arrest warrant was unnecessary when the police nabbed ex-journalist Sidek Kamiso at his home in Petaling Jaya in the early morning before taking him to Johor for questioning.

According to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), no such warrant was needed as the alleged offence fell under the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) Act 1998.

“For this offence, a warrant is not needed. For offences under the MCMC Act, there is no need for warrants.

“There is no need for a warrant to detain and no need for a warrant to search homes,” Khalid told Malay Mail Online when contacted tonight.

However, Khalid did not specify what was Sidek’s offence under the MCMC Act.

Sidek’s wife Norlin Wan Musa had earlier told Malay Mail Online that several plainclothes officer had entered their home compound to arrest her husband without explaining to where and why her husband was arrested.

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