Police To Question Malaysian Journalist Over Report On Slow Flood Relief Response

Description

On 5 January, Free Malaysia Today (FMT), the police summoned journalist Sean Augustin for an article he wrote last December.

The article is about the military’s involvement in the flood relief efforts without waiting for approval from the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA). It is unclear under which law Augustine will be investigated.

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
Male
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)