KUALA LUMPUR – Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah was released today following her detention since Nov 18 under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012, according to police.
Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department chief SAC Rusdi Mohd Isa, when contacted by Bernama, confirmed that Maria Chin was released at about 4.30pm but declined to elaborate.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said on Nov 23 that Maria Chin’s detention had nothing to do with the Bersih 5 rally on Nov 19 and that she was held under SOSMA as she could undermine national security.
He had said that the Act allowed the police to detain her for 28 days to investigate the evidence found in her office. – BERNAMA