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Malaysian police raid Al Jazeera’s office, seize computers

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The Malaysian police have raided Al Jazeera’s Kuala Lumpur office and seized two computers, the Al Jazeera said, condemning the incident as a “troubling escalation” in the government’s crackdown on press freedoms.

The raid on Tuesday came after authorities in Malaysia announced they were investigating Al Jazeera for sedition, defamation and violation of the country’s Communications and Multimedia Act. The probe relates to a 101 East programme that aired on 3 July and examined the Malaysian government’s treatment of undocumented migrant workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Giles Trendle, the managing director of Al Jazeera English, said the network was “gravely concerned” by the raid and called on the Malaysian government to cease its criminal investigation against the network’s journalists immediately.

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