PKR vice-president Sivarasa detained overnight

(The Malaysian Insider) KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 — PKR vice-president R. Sivarasa spent the night under arrest at Bukit Aman after allegedly taking part in yesterday's anti-ISA protest which was violently put down by the police.

According to party information chief Latheefa Koya, Sivarasa was already scheduled to be released last night but the police decided to hold him back, supposedly after a police report was lodged against him.

"Apparently the person who lodged the police report claimed Sivarasa had participated in an illegal gathering and gave a speech there which is untrue," she told The Malaysian Insider.

Latheefa also said police sources had informed her that the decision to detain Sivarasa overnight came from Bukit Aman's legal department which means that the Attorney-General's office is involved.

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