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Police to re-issue Interpol notice for editor

Rewcastle-Brown is the editor of the Sarawak Report wanted by Malaysian police.

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KUALA LUMPUR — September 14, 2015: Malaysian police are preparing to reissue a red notice to Interpol headquarters in France to facilitate investigation in the detention and extradition of Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said today that the police were in the midst of completing the application to enable the police to
investigate defamatory reports filed by the woman.

“When completed with an explanation against her, we will appeal again to Interpol to put her on the red alert list,” Khalid said after attending
the International Maritime Bureau meeting here.

On August 4, police obtained a warrant of arrest from a court here against the British woman to assist investigations on activities detrimental to Parliamentary democracy and also for producing false news reports.

The red notice is a notice distributed to all Interpol members to find and arrest individuals wanted by a certain court or international tribunal for
extradition.

On a related issue, Khalid said statements from Swiss national Xavier Andre Justo would be the basis for police to investigate several individuals involved in a plot to topple the government.

“Presently, we are awaiting a response from Thai authorities. As I have mentioned, the application made through mutual legal assistance is
required to go through the standard operating procedure of the Thai foreign ministry… so we have to wait.

“We need to streamline investigations and it is important for us to record Justo’s statement first.”

Police opened an investigation paper to investigate attempts to topple the Malaysian Government, following an exposure by Justo, a former Petro Saudi International Ltd. executive, now serving jail time in Thailand. — Bernama

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