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Mat Sabu Detained Over Anti-GST Rally Held On May 1

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PETALING JAYA: PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu (pic), or Mat Sabu as he is known, has become the latest in the string of arrests over the May 1 anti-GST rally.

Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Zainol Samah said Mat Sabu was arrested Monday for unlawful assembly under Section 141 of the Penal Code, after being called to the police station.

Mat Sabu’s lawyer Nasar Khan said the PAS no. 2 was summoned by police to appear at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters at noon to have his statement recorded.

“As far as I am concerned, he was arrested under the Section 143 of the Penal Code and Section 4 of the Sedition Act.

“We are still here and the police have yet to record his statement,” he told The Star Online.

The anti-GST rally in Kuala Lumpur ended with 29 people arrested Friday night for their involvement in the event.

They included Negara-ku patron Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan, DAP national organising secretary Anthony Loke, Parti Sosialis Malaysia secretary-general S. Arutchelvan, PAS central committee member Dr Hatta Ramli, PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli and social activist Hishammuddin Rais.

Police applied for a remand order for Ambiga, Loke, Arutchelvan and Hatta on Saturday morning but were denied by a magistrate’s court.

Both Rafizi and Hishammuddin were released on bail Sunday morning.

PKR vice-president Tian Chua, Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad and Jingga 13 coordinator Fariz Musa were also arrested, but released on police bail on Sunday after having their statements recorded.

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