Sarawak Re­port ed­i­tor ‘de­tained’ in Sin­ga­pore

The Star Malaysia - - Nation -

SIN­GA­PORE: Sarawak Re­port ed­i­tor Clare Rew­cas­tle Brown was “briefly de­tained” in Sin­ga­pore, ac­cord­ing to the Sarawak Re­port Face­book page.

It said the Bri­tish jour­nal­ist was de­tained at 1am on Satur­day af­ter her book launch here, ac­cord­ing to Ber­nama.

“Turns out ‘some­one’ put her on the black­list in 2016 but the Sin­ga­pore au­thor­i­ties were baf­fled about why she had been placed on the list. Af­ter clar­i­fy­ing her in­volve­ment in the 1MDB ex­pose they shook her hand and she was free to go,” said Sarawak Re­port.

“They sug­gested she raise the prob­lem of the ‘ mys­tery black­list­ing’ with the au­thor­i­ties.”

The in­ves­tiga­tive web­site was run by Rew­cas­tle Brown, who first ex­posed the 1Malaysian De­vel­op­ment Bhd con­tro­versy.

She launched her book, also called The Sarawak Re­port, in Malaysia on Sept 8. It de­tails her ex­pe­ri­ences of ex­pos­ing the scan­dal.

Schillings, a Lon­don-based law firm rep­re­sent­ing Malaysian fugi­tive bil­lion­aire Low Taek Jho, bet­ter known as Jho Low, sought to ban The Sarawak Re­port and Bil­lion Dol­lar Whale, by The Wall Street Jour­nal’s Tom Wright and Bradley Hope, from go­ing on sale.

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