PETALING JAYA – PKR vice-president Tian Chua has reportedly been arrested over his involvement in Fridayâ€™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.
â€œThey stopped my car in the middle of a highway after I had attended a ceramah at about 11.30pm on Saturday,â€ Tian Chua told The Star when contacted, adding that he had been taken to the Perda police headquarters for questioning.
Fridayâ€™s anti-GST 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, Loke, Arutchelvan and Hatta on Saturday morning, but were denied by a magistrateâ€™s court.
Rafizi and Hishamuddinâ€™s lawyer Sivamalar Genapathy, meanwhile, said the pair are expected to be released after police record their statements. – The Star Online