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DAP to hold emergency Free Teresa Parliamentary Caucus on 17 Sept

KUALA LUMPUR, 15 Sept 2008: The DAP will lead Pakatan Rakyat in holding a "Free Teresa Kok Parliamentary Caucus" meeting at the Parliament House on 17 Sept 2008.

DAP advisor and MP for Ipoh Timur Lim Kit Siang urged all Members of Parliament (MPs) from both sides of the divide to attend the meeting.

The meeting would be an acid test for all MPs and cabinet ministers of their stand on the Internal Security Act (ISA), he told a news conference at the Parliament Lobby here after submitting a letter on Kok’s arrest to Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia today.

Kok, who is Seputeh MP and state assemblyperson for Kinrara was arrested on Sept 12, which also saw the detention of Malaysia Today news portal blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin and Sin Chew Daily reporter Tan Hoon Cheng. Tan was released a day later.

Lim said the meeting would also demand that the Home Ministry immediately release Raja Petra, and retract the showcause letters it issued to the Sin Chew Daily, TheSun and Suara Keadilan on 12 Sept. – Bernama

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