Friday’s anti-GST (Goods & Services Tax) rally in Kuala Lumpur ended with 29 people arrested for their involvement in the rally.
Among those arrested were Negara-ku patron Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan, DAP national organising secretary Anthony Loke, Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) secretary-general S. Arutchelvan, PAS central committee member Dr Hatta Ramli, PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli and social activist Hishamuddin Rais.
Police had applied for a remand order for Ambiga(photo), Loke, Arutchelvan and Hatta on Saturday morning, but were denied by a magistrate’s court.
Rafizi and Hishamuddin’s lawyer Sivamalar Genapathy, meanwhile, said the pair are expected to be released after police record their statements.
Opposition party PKR vice-president Tian Chua(photo below) has reportedly been arrested over his involvement in Friday’s anti-GST rally.
- The Batu MP had earlier defied a police order for him to turn himself in at the Dang Wangi police headquarters on Friday night, claiming that he was already halfway to Penang at the time.
Source: The Star