Md Rayhan Kabir, a Bangladeshi youth who made various allegations against the Malaysian authorities through a documentary published by Al Jazeera, has been remanded for 14 days to assist in an investigation by the Malaysian authorities.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said Md Rayhan was detained by the Operations Intelligence Unit, Malaysian Immigration Department (Immigration) Putrajaya, at 5.45pm on Friday in Setapak before being handed over to the police at about 6.00pm reports tekdeeps.com.
"Authorities had arrested the man, on Friday, and he was remanded for 14 days to assist in the investigation, starting on Saturday."
"We will ensure the investigation is done as best as possible and then take appropriate action," he said.
He said this at a press conference after officiating the Joint Council of the Malaysian Volunteer Department (RELA) Larut, Matang and Selama at Dewan Semai Bakti, FELDA Ijok, here, on Saturday reports tekdeeps.com.
On July 7, the Malaysian Immigration Department requested the assistance of the public to track down Md Rayhan to assist in the investigation according to the Immigration Act 1959/63.
In a special report published by Al Jazeera, the man made various allegations and accusations regarding the treatment of Malaysian authorities to illegal immigrants (PATI) during the enforcement of the Movement Control Order (PKP) to curb the spread of Covid-19 reports tekdeeps.com.
Commenting further, Hamzah said, his party takes the matter seriously because it involves the image and dignity of the country.
He stressed that any foreigner living and working in Malaysia must comply with the laws of the country by having valid documents.