A Malaysian-based journalist and pro-democracy activist says he was abducted and held by several men who claimed to belong a special branch of Malaysia's police Tuesday .
Burmese national Minn Kyaw, who is editor of a pro-democracy Internet news site, was on his way to try to interview Burma's prime minister as he arrived in Malaysia for a one-day visit.
The journalist says he was beaten while being interrogated about his support for Burma's pro-democracy movement. He says he was held for about 12 hours before being released.
Malaysian police say they have no knowledge of the incident and are investigating. Minn Kyaw said one of the individuals who abducted him is Burmese.
Minn Kyaw has lived in Malaysia for several years. He was recently granted United Nations refugee status and says he has filed a report with the international agency.
Information for this report is provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.