COMMENT | Punishing Clare to silence future critics

COMMENT | Investigative journalist Clare Rewcastle Brown is a Sarawakian by birth. She cares about Sarawak and by extension, Malaysia. If she had not exposed the 1MDB scandal many years ago, many Malaysians would have still been in the dark about the most corrupt government and prime minister in the world.

When Rewcastle Brown (above) revealed the theft of taxpayers' money by the convicted criminal Najib Abdul Razak and his partner in crime, Jho Low, did the federal cabinet order an internal investigation to see if the allegations were true? No! They did not. Incredibly, one cabinet minister after another claimed that Najib had done no wrong.

Yesterday, Sept 23, a warrant of arrest was issued against Rewcastle Brown for not appearing in court to answer the charge against her of defaming the Sultanah of Terengganu, Sultanah Nur Zahirah. Aren't there more pressing matters for the authorities and the courts to deal with?

The Sultanah alleged that she had been defamed in one of the passages in Rewcastle Brown's book, 'The Sarawak Report - The Inside Story of the 1MDB Expose'.

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