ISA dragnet widens: MP Teresa Kok too
Sep 12, 08 11:58pm
DAP leader Teresa Kok has also been detained under the Internal Security Act - the third person to be detained without trial today.
It is learnt that the Selangor senior executive councillor and Seputeh parliamentarian was stopped by the police at about 11.18pm on her way back from a function in Kuala Lumpur.
She was arrested after her vehicle was blocked by three police patrol cars.Deputy inspector-general of police Ismail Omar said that Kok's arrest was made under Section 73(1) of the Act.
According to party stalwart Lim Kit Siang, the three police cars with over 10 police personnel stopped Kok at her condominium entrance and took her away.He said that she was arrested while returning to her condominium in Kuala Lumpur from a Mooncake Festival reception in her constituency office.Kok has been in news in recent days - especially in the Malay dailies - after it was claimed that she had told mosque officials in Kota Damansara, Sri Serdang and Puchong Jaya to tone down the call to prayer.Kok however had denied the allegations.It could not be immediately ascertained if her arrest has anything to do with these claims.
In Penang, chief minister and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the party would be holding an emergency meeting tomorrow to discuss the matter.Earlier today, Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamaruddin and Sin Chew Daily journalist Tan Hoon Cheng were also arrested under the Act.