Wednesday, May 20, 2009

MP and rep among 11 arrested - Star

May 20, 2009

KUALA LUMPUR: An MP and an assemblyman were among 11 people arrested following a candlelight vigil here calling for the dissolution of the Perak state assembly.

Serdang MP Teo Nie Chin and Teratai assemblyman Jenice Lee, both in their 20s, were arrested outside the Seputeh MP Teresa Kok’s office, near Jalan Kuchai Lama, at 8.20pm yesterday.

More than a dozen participants, who were all dressed in black and held posters, called for the dissolution of the assembly.

Police personnel, who kept a close watch on the protesters, gave them a deadline to disperse from the gathering.

When they did not heed the warning, police had to move in and arrested the 11 people.

Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid confirmed the arrests and added that the gathering was illegal as there was no permit issued.

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