Sis­ters in Is­lam shaken by ‘po­lice raid’

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

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.

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