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Turkish journo not much of a threat, says police chief

Kow Gah Chie  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Inspector-general of police Mohamad Fuzi Harun has clarified that acclaimed Turkish journalist Mustafa Akyol was not detained in Malaysia last week due to security reasons.

He said the police merely facilitated the arrest because Mustafa was being sought by the Federal Territories Islamic Department (Jawi) for "religious teaching" without accreditation.

"A lot of people blamed the police, which is not the truth at all... The operations were undertaken by the religious authorities," Fuzi said...

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