Video footage has emerged that one of the two detained ABC journalists, Linton Besser, had asked probing questions at the press conference by PI Bala’s widow Santamil Selvi.
Responding to Besser, Selvi can be heard maintaining that her late husband Bala was telling the truth, though she did apologise for implicating Rosmah. The press conference was part of her bid to secure funding for a children’s education.
Journalist Linton Besser and camera crew member Louis Eroglu were detained and then released in Kuching after they tried to ask Najib questions.
This is a longer version (below) in which you can hear Besser asking difficult questions, basically asking why Selvi appeared to be changing her story.
The action against the Australian journalists is another blow to the rapidly eroding press freedom in Malaysia while the real objective of Selvi’s press conference was subsumed in chaos.
Check out the Geramm statement.