Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar will be detained overnight at the Jinjang police station for an allegedly seditious remark she made in Parliament.
The remand hearing for the PKR vice-president will take place at 10am on Tuesday.
Soon after she was arrested, an image of Nurul Izzah waving to supporters from the fifth floor of the Dang Wangi police station was posted on her Facebook page as well as an image of her hugging her children.
Nurul Izzah was arrested under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act for allegedly making the remark while delivering a speech in Parliament on behalf of her father, jailed Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, last Tuesday.
The PKR vice-president was detained at the Dang Wangi police station on Monday at 3.30pm, soon after appearing at the station to give her statement on the March 7 â€œKita Lawanâ€ rally.
“ASP Muniandy informed me that I have been detained on orders from the D5 deputy director general in Bukit Aman,” Nurul Izzah tweeted at 3.25pm.
â€œThe police haven’t told us yet which parts of the speech are seditious or whether the entire speech is seditious,â€ PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil said when contacted.
Last Tuesday, Izzah read out Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahimâ€™s speech in Parliament, where she spoke out against her fatherâ€™s imprisonment for sodomy and allegedly attacked the judiciary.
PKRâ€™s Padang Serai MP N. Surendran said in a statement earlier that the sedition investigation initiated against the Lembah Pantai MP was â€œunconstitutionalâ€ as it interfered with the rights and privileges of Parliament.
â€œArticle 63(2) of the Federal Constitution confers immunity from any proceedings in court for anything said by an MP in the Dewan Rakyat,â€ he said.-The Star