Malaysia’s Queens Young Leaders Award recipient Heidy Quah was questioned by police yesterday over her Facebook posting on alleged mistreatments of refugees at the immigration detention centre.
Wait isn’t Malaysia a democratic country? What wrong has she done?
According to her lawyer, New Sin Yew, the Refuge For The Refugees director spent about 2 hours at the Putrajaya district police headquarters.
She has surrendered her mobile phone to the police after the questioning session and will co-operate fully on the remaining investigation procedure.
Disappointed and heartbroken, Heidy took her thoughts to Facebook and stated that she would never tarnish her country’s good name. All she wanted was bringing awareness to light.
For the post, check the link here: https://www.facebook.com/heidy.quah
More info on the news article here.
Personal note: If making a comment on a social justice issue can get me into trouble; does Malaysia still have the space for freedom of speech? What is safe to share on social media and what is not?
If we are living in a country that has freedom of speech, then why we aren’t exactly feeling FREE?