Southeast Asia | Australian journalists held for trying to question Malaysia PM

Australian journalists held for trying to question Malaysia PM

March 13, 2016 7:02 AM (UTC+8)

 

(From AFP)

Two Australian journalists were arrested and barred from leaving Malaysia after attempting to question Prime Minister Najib Razak about a corruption scandal, national broadcaster ABC said Sunday.

Reporter Linton Besser (left) and camera operator Louie Eroglu (right) were detained in the city of Kuching
Reporter Linton Besser (left) and camera operator Louie Eroglu were detained in the city of Kuching

The journalists, who work for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Four Corners investigative program, were detained in the Malaysian city of Kuching late Saturday before being released without charge, ABC reported.

“ABC 4Corners team arrested in Malaysia last night after trying to question PM Najib Razak over corruption scandal,” the programme’s executive producer Sally Neighbour tweeted Sunday.

Reporter Linton Besser and camera operator Louie Eroglu had approached Najib on the street before their arrest, the broadcaster added. Read More

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