Sisters in Islam shaken by ‘police raid’
PETALING JAYA: Staff of non-governmental organisation Sisters in Islam (SIS) were taken aback yesterday when a police team showed up at its office in Section 11 here and demanded to be let in.
A commotion apparently broke out when SIS staff presumed it was a raid by plainclothes policemen at about 5pm.
Only minutes later did SIS learn that the police were only looking for a female staff in its employment over an embezzlement case related to her previous employment.
Dang Wangi police chief ACP Zainol Samah confirmed the police team was looking for the 32-year-old woman and not to raid the premises. “She is in our custody for further investigations. This has nothing to do with SIS,” he stressed.
Meanwhile, SIS executive director Rozana Isa said her staff had asked the police for a warrant but were told there was none.
She said her staff told them to wait for the arrival of an SIS lawyer before they could be allowed in, but the policemen became impatient and threatened to break down the door, claiming the staff were obstructing justice.
“It was a clear misunderstanding. I informed them that our concern was for the safety and security of our staff,” she added.