Intruders broke into the Penang office of human rights group Suaram over the weekend.
The office, located on the first floor of a shophouse along Jalan Sungai Dua, facing USM, was broken into sometime between 10.00pm on Saturday and 10.45am on Monday, when the intrusion was discovered.
According to Suaram Penang coordinator Ong Jing Cheng, the lock of the door was broken and the wooden door forced open. Inside, another door had been opened. The intruders also opened filing cabinets and a desk drawer. But nothing appears to have been taken, not even the PC and laptop. A police report was lodged.
Jing Cheng asked the police not to waste so much energy on disrupting peaceful assemblies, which are the right of all citizens, but to concentrate more on catching criminals, said Suaram in a statement.
At around the same time, the Suaram website was hacked and defaced with a message: “IndonesianCoder Team. Hacked by Dr. CruZz.” The website is still down.