Marina questions cops for intimidating SIS staff

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PETALING JAYA: Sisters in Islam (SIS) want the police to justify their intimidating tactics in trying to access the Muslim NGO’s office here this evening.

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SIS board member Marina Mahathir told reporters that the men in blue were searching for a staff member at their office over a matter related to her previous employment, though details remained sketchy at the time.

“Everyone was a bit shaken with how things were conducted,” she said.

Earlier, in a series of tweets, Marina explained that she was rushing to the SIS office after learning of the police trying to get in.

“For some reason the cops are there trying to break down the front door!” she had tweeted, adding that the SIS staff were refusing to let the authorities in.

“We are refusing to open the door till lawyers arrive. Cops are saying we are obstructing justice! JUSTICE???”

Marina, who is the daughter of former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, said there was no reason for the police to act the way they did.

Meanwhile, Dang Wangi Police Chief ACP Zainol Samah confirmed the arrest of a woman in the SIS office this afternoon for criminal breach of trust.

The 32-year-old woman is being investigated under Section 408 of the Penal Code.

“The 36-year-old complainant, who was working as a director at Geospatial Media and Communications Sdn Bhd, filed a report against the former employee who had transferred money from the company’s Paypal account to her own private Maybank and CIMB accounts.

“The complainant said that it occurred between November 2013 to June 2015  during the time that she was responsible for the Finance and Administration Department.

” The complainant suffered a loss of RM207,563.24.”

Zainol said the woman was brought to the Dang Wangi police station for further action.