“This is the only thing MCA and Gerakan Ministers can do as they were embarrassed,” charged Lim.
Teoh Lee Lan, the sister of the late Teoh who mysteriously fell off a building and died while under the custody of the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission last year, were arrested with three other members of a group calling itself "Malaysians for Beng Hock".
They were arrested under Section 4A (1) of the Election Offences Act and were brought to Gua Musang police district headquarters.
It was also reported earlier that one of them was injured during a scuffle when the group tried to meet MCA senator Heng Saie Kie yesterday.
They had wanted to appeal to her to endorse their petition to call for a royal commission of inquiry into Beng Hock's death as well as suggestions to solve deaths under police custody.
Heng however brushed off the demands, and said Teoh's case should not be brought into the Galas by-election campaign, which sees a straight fight between PAS and Barisan Nasional.
MCA did not bother
Over on Twitter, a former MCA state assemblyman said DAP was "begging for arrests" of the late Teoh’s relatives, adding that the police "fell into trap".
The statement by Lee Hwa Beng, the former Subang Jaya assemblyman, however earned a sharp rebuke from DAP's Petaling Jaya Utara member of parliament Tony Pua who, dismissing the charge as "silly", said the party had only wanted to have a free and fair campaign.
“There’s no need for arrest,” said Pua in a Twitter rejoinder to Lee.
Serdang MP Teoh Nie Ching said PAS candidate Dr Dzulkefli Mohamed was present at the Gua Musang police district headquarters to show support for those arrested.
“We welcome the BN candidate to turn up as well. Question is, can he be bothered?” she asked.
Yesterday's arrest was the second made in Galas. Earlier, several students alligned to Peninsula Muslim Undergraduates Union (GAMIS) were detained for campaigning, a charge they have denied. - Harakahdaily