Zahid denies Turkey ordered arrest of its 3 citizens

Source: FMT News

Yesterday, human rights group Stockholm Centre of Freedom urged Malaysia to halt doing the bidding of an increasingly repressive Turkish government. Pic from FMT News.

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today denied that the detention of three Turkish citizens two weeks ago was based on orders from the Turkish government.

He said the arrests were made after receiving information from the Counter-Messaging Centre (CMC) in relation to their involvement in an illegal organisation.

“The three Turkish nationals involved are members of an organisation deemed illegal in their country, and their detention was not made based on the instruction from any party.

“If human rights’ bodies want to help them, they can communicate directly with the Turkish government,” he told reporters during a dinner with members of the Retired Senior Police Officers’ Association Malaysia (Respa) here, last night. Read more