Police of Kubang Pasu is Urged to Respect Press Freedom
by Teresa Kok
Wednesday): It was reported in the Malay Mail that
Fazli Ahmad, a Kedah-based TV3 journalist, was questioned by Police Special
Branch officers from the Kubang Pasu police station over an environmental
issue that he reported recently. The police questioned Fazli over his
'agenda' for reporting the land and hill clearing incident at the Bukit
Perangin forest reserve in Kubang Pasu, near the Ah Ning water catchment in
Padang Terap and Sebapin forest in Jalan Kuala Nerang, Sintok. The report
was aired by TV3's Buletin Utama on February 27 (The Malay Mail, 8/3/2005).
I call on the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Bakri Omar to reprimand
the OCPD of Kubang Pasu and the Officer-in-charge (ASP Abdul Sani Ahmad) for
interfering with press freedom.
* Teresa Kok Suh Sim, DAP National Publicity Secretary and Member of Parliament for Seputeh