Police crackdown continues with three more arrests

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid, The Malaysian Insider

The police have arrested PAS vice-president Mohamad Sabu, PKR Youth leader Badrul Hisham and another unidentified activist just a day before the Perak state assembly convenes amid accusations of a crackdown.

Mohamad, known popularly as Mat Sabu, was arrested at 3.45pm near party publication Harakah's office here today while Badrul and the unidentified activist were detained at 2pm in Putrajaya.

The arrests came just after the police arrested Wong Chin Huat, a spokesman for The Coalition for a Fair and Free Election (Bersih), under the Sedition Act yesterday.

It is learnt that Badrul and the unidentified activist may also have been arrested under the Sedition Act. It is unclear as to the reason behind Mat Sabu's arrest.