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Detained anti-ISA demo participants released

PETALING JAYA, 24 Nov 2008: Nine people including several political leaders who were detained by police yesterday for participating in an illegal assembly to protest against the Internal Security Act (ISA) at Dataran Ampang Jaya in Pandan Indah, Ampang, have been released on police bail. 

Selangor police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said all of them were freed at around 3am today after their statements were recorded.

It is understood they have to report to the Pandan Indah police station again in two weeks.

Among those held were PAS vice president Mohamad Sabu, PAS Youth chief Salahuddin Ayub, Federal Territory PAS Youth chief Kamarulzaman Mohammad, Selangor PAS Youth information chief Mohd Sani Hamzan and Federal Territory PAS Welfare Unit chief Saifudin Abdullah.

Speaking to reporters after making a visit to the Western Digital factory in Kelana Jaya here today, Khalid reminded political parties and non-governmental organisations to get police permits first before holding any public gatherings.

On rumours that the Hindu Rights Action Force planned to hold a gathering at Batu Caves tomorrow, he warned that police would not hesitate to take action against anyone who broke the law. — Bernama


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