Six from The Star questioned over front page controversy

KUALA LUMPUR: Police recorded statements today from five editors and a photographer from The Star over the newspaper’s May 27 front page.

According to Malaysiakini, the six were questioned for investigations under the Sedition Act 1948 and Section 298A of the Penal Code pertaining to causing enmity on religious grounds.

“The recording of the statements went on smoothly. We believe the police will investigate the matter fairly and objectively,” Amer Hamzah, who is representing the six, told the news portal.

The newspaper yesterday suspended editor-in-chief Datuk Leanne Goh Lee Yen and executive editor Dorairaj Nadason over the matter.

It is under investigation over the front page that featured a photograph of Muslims praying in Putrajaya and an unrelated cover story of a former Universiti Malaya lecturer who was in line to become the next leader of the Islamic State in the region.

Aside from the police investigation, the newspaper was also issued a show-cause letter by the Home Ministry.

Source: The Malay Mail Online