15 September, 2008

Parents allowed to visit Terasa Kok

Parents of Seputeh parliamentarian Teresa Kok have been given access to visit their detained daughter at federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman today.

MCPXSeventy-four-year-old Kok Kim Tong and his wife entered Bukit Aman at about 2pm to visit Teresa, who was arrested under the Internal Security Act on Friday night.

Teresa’s niece also accompanied them into the police headquarters. They had brought some food, including mooncakes, books and a bible for the detained politician.

Some Selangor government documents were also passed through the parents for Teresa to sign in her capacity as a state exco official.

Several party leaders, including secretary general Lim Guan Eng, party veteran Lim Kit Siang, Fong Kui Lun, Tony Pua and Teresa’s personal assistant Mandy Ooi are waiting outside Bukit Aman.

Earlier today, Teresa’s parents filed a writ of habeas corpus against the government against her detention.

Another 28-days in custody?

After the visit, Kim Tong said that his daughter was detained due to her involvement in the azan issue.

“She also said that her charge sheet indicated that her involvement in opposing the use of Jawi for road signs in Kuala Lumpur was also a reason for her arrest,” he told reporters.

He added that according to his daughter, she would be held in custody for another 28 days, based on “something which she had signed”.

Kok senior also said that his daughter complained over the food which she was given.

“She said the food was not fit for consumption and that she was suffering from diarrhoea,” he added.

Apart from that, Kok said his daughter had mentioned that she was being treated well under custody.

malaysiakini
15/09/08


Online petition - Free Teresa, Abolish ISA!

To : All Malaysians & Friends :


The Barisan Nasional Government has on the 12 September detained Member of Parliament for Seputeh, state assemblywoman for Kinrara as well the senior state executive councillor for Selangor, without trial under the draconian Internal Security Act (ISA).

She has been accused of stirring up racial sentiments by instigating residents to petition against mosques in Kinrara and Kota Damansara to lower the volume of their speakers. Teresa has denied these allegations and both mosques have already come out to deny these accusations. She has already threatened to sue Dr Mohd Khir Toyo, the former Selangor Menteri Besar and Utusan Malaysia for making and publishing these unfounded allegations.

The arrest of Sdri Teresa Kok, Raja Petra Kamaruddin, the Hindraf 5 as well as others is hence arbitrary, high-handed and a mockery of democracy. By labelling Teresa and others as threats to national security without any shred of evidence is a travesty of justice and a gross violation of human rights.

The petitioners hence resolves that the BN government should not use draconian powers under the ISA to cling on to power and demands the immediate and unconditional release of Teresa, Raja Petra, the Hindraf 5 and other detainees. In addition, we the petitioners demand the immediate repeal of the ISA to prevent abuses that oppresses the fundamental liberties of each and every Malaysian.

Sincerely,

The Undersigned

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created by and written by Tony Pua Kiam Wee

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