Thursday, August 07, 2008

Blogger arrested for sedition

KUALA LUMPUR: Blogger Bakaq, also known as "Penarik Beca," has been arrested by Federal Commercial Crimes Investigation Department under the Sedition Act.

He was detained after four policemen in plain clothes raided his home at Taman Greenwood in Gombak at 11pm Wednesday.

It is learnt that police also seized a laptop and a handphone belonging to the blogger.

Bakaq, whose real name is Abdul Rashid Abu Bakar, is believed to have blogged recently about "hidden agenda" behind the muzakarah (dialogues) between PAS and Umno.

At 2pm Thursday, family and friends of Bakaq gathered at the federal commercial crimes headquarters in Bukit Perdana to show their support for him.

His lawyer Hanipa Maidin, who is also PAS' legal adviser, confirmed that Bakaq’s arrest was under the Sedition Act.

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