The editor of The Online Citizen, a citizen journalism website, had his publishing equipment seized and was brought in for police questioning on Tuesday Nov. 20.
In the following post to the site's Facebook page, an administrator said the site will be "on hiatus for the time being", with "no confirmed date of return" provided:
The editor, Terry Xu, has been understood to be a one-man operation on the website for some time now. According to the post, he is being investigated for an alleged offence of criminal defamation.
According to the post, five police officers showed up at his house on Tuesday morning and seized his desktop computer, mobile devices and laptops.
Two other posts from activist Kirsten Han and independent filmmaker Lynn Lee said Xu has been at Police Cantonment Complex for questioning since 3pm: