By Alyaa Alhadjri and Annabelle Lee | Malaysiakini
NGO Refuge for the Refugees director Heidy Quah has been summoned to Bukit Aman today, believed to be in connection with her Facebook post that exposed alleged mistreatment of refugees at Immigration detention centres.
Lawyer New Sin Yew told Malaysiakini police had gone to Quah’s (above) house earlier but she wasn’t home.
“I spoke to the investigating officer and we’ll cooperate and meet them at 2pm at IPD Putrajaya,” he added.
When contacted, Quah said she was only informed that she was being called in over one of her Facebook posts.
Last month, Quah had shared her experience in helping a woman who struggled to care for her baby at the detention centre.
Her writing also exposed allegedly horrific conditions of the Immigration detention cells.
Quah’s Facebook post on the issue had earned her a barrage of hate comments and harassment, including threats to her safety.
Her questioning today comes in the wake of a police probe on an Al-Jazeera news documentary that allegedly misrepresented facts surrounding the treatment of migrants detained around Covid-19 red zones in Kuala Lumpur.
The disputed post can be accessed here.