Friday, September 12, 2008

Teresa Kok, Sin Chew reporter arrested under ISA

Teresa Kok, Sin Chew reporter arrested under ISA

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP's Teresa Kok is the latest to be arrested under Section 73 (1) if the ISA Friday.

Seputeh MP Teresa Kok - arrested under ISA.
Kok, who is Seputeh MP and also assemblyman for Kinrara, was arrested at 11.20pm Friday.

Deputy IGP Tan Sri Ismail Omar confirmed Kok's arrest.

Earlier, Sin Chew Daily News reporter Tan Hoon Cheng was arrested from her home in Taman Permai in Bukit Mertajam at 8.40pm Friday.

Family members said they were told that she would be taken to the Bandar Perda police station in Seberang Jaya.

Ismail Omar said was also arrested under Section 73 (1) of the ISA.

Tan, who is Mass Communications graduate from Universiti Sains Malaysia, has been a journalist for nine years.

Arrested Sin Chew reporter Tan Hoon Cheng.
She had reported on former Bukit Bendera division Umno chief Datuk Ahmad Ismail's alleged racist remarks while campaigning for the Permatang Pauh by-election.

The arrest comes on the same day that Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamaruddin was detained, also under the ISA.

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/9/12/nation/20080912221723&sec=nation

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