Cops grill NST editor over ‘Mossad abduction’ report

Description

On 19 October, New Straits Times (NST) chief editor, the police interrogated Farrah Naz Karim over an article published by the news daily regarding an alleged Mossad operation in Kuala Lumpur to kidnap a Palestinian national. It was reported that the authorities questioned Farrah for more than three hours.

Farrah said in a statement that the police wanted to know how NST obtained information on the kidnapping and its connection to Mossad. Farrah also made it clear that they ‘will not be intimidated by the police as producing detailed reports is part and parcel of investigative journalism’.

Information
Number of attacked persons or entities related to media
1
Do they work as freelance or media?
Yes
Position in media
Status of journalists
Gender
Female
Age
Country
Kuala Lumpur
Full name or name of group
Identified
The name of perpetrator (individual/group)
Royal Malaysian Police (RMP)
Gender
Attack mention about gender background/sexual wording?
No
Date of incident
Year of incident
2022
Type of incident
Criminal lawsuit/charge: Identify which criminal lawsuit use for this case including defamation, fake-news, publication, etc)