Sarawak Report editor ‘detained’ in Singapore
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.