Kuala Lumpur – Malaysian authorities earlier today denied in receiving any information that activist and Swedish asylum seeker Ali Abdul Jalil was picked up by Interpol authorities and was heading home.
A representative from Wisma Putra said that the Foreign Ministry was still trying to verify Ali’s claim with the Stockholm consulate.
“Even the officials there were not notified by Swedish authorities of the 29-year-old’s alleged arrest,” said the spokesperson.
Ali, on Friday, had allegedly posted a message on Facebook along with a picture of him smiling in front of an empty police car, claiming that “I have been picked up by Interpol,” and ended the message with the note that “Tonight I will be brought back to Malaysia and will arrive tomorrow at KLIA at 12pm. Never give up!”
However later Ali told a news portal that he was only joking.
Ali faces three sedition charges for allegedly insulting the Johor royalty and the Sultan of Selangor on his Facebook postings.
On Monday, the Immigration Department decided to revoke the Malaysian International passport issued to Ali with serial number A32104821 and controversial sex blogger Alvin Tan with serial number A32765005. – New Straits Times