First blogger detained under Official Secrets Act?


Nathaniel Tan, an aide of Anwar Ibrahim who is also a prominent blogger in Malaysia has been arrested under the country’s Official Secrets Act.Malaysian bloggers (see here, here, here, here, here and here) are posting on the arrest extensively but so far no one seems to be able to shed any light on whether Tan was picked up because he had divulged any Official Secrets, because of his blogging or for more sinister political motives.

What secrets could he possibly possess to prompt such a crack down? And if it is for his blogging, does this mean that Nat tan is now the first blogger in the world detained under a country’s Official Secrets Act?

clipped from www.suarakeadilan.com

Pembantu Anwar Ibrahim ditahan Bukit Aman Petang Tadi

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Pihak Polis Bukit Aman telah menahan seorang pembantu Anwar Ibrahim, Nathaniel Tan (陈仁毅) pada jam 4.45 petang ini (13 Julai) di pejabat beliau yang bertempat Phileo Damansara I, Petaling Jaya.

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Tiga orang berpakaian biasa yang menggelar diri mereka pegawai polis telah kunjungi pejabat beliau pada 4.30 petang. Mereka mengarahkan Nathaniel untuk mengikut mereka ke Bukit Aman. Sebab tahanan tidak diketahui.

Nathaniel adalah seorang graduan dari Universiti Harvard pada tahun 2004 dalam Sarjana Sastera pengkhususan Pengajian Keamanan dan Koflik. Sebelum itu, beliau tamat pengajian A Level di Kolej Sunway.

Nathaniel adalah aktif dalam pelbagai kegiatan pertubuhan bukan kerajaan dan aktiviti-aktiviti antarabangsa. Beliau pernah bekerja di Dili, Timor Timur; Freetown di Sierra Leone di bawah UN-GOSL SCSL, dan Banda Aceh di Indonesia di bawah JRS Indonesia.

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