Monday, April 30, 2012
Rasah PKR deputy division chief detained at midnight
Rasah PKR deputy division chief R Thangam was detained at about midnight today, believed to be in relation to the Bersih 3.0 rally on Apr 28.
According to PKR vice president N Surendran, who was alerted by other party members, Thangam was nabbed at his home in Seremban.
"I spoke to him at around midnight and he said he was in a police truck on the way to the Dang Wangi police station.
"We have not had any contact with him now and are being given the usual runaround (by the police)," he said.
Surendran said PKR is still trying to locate Thangam (left) to provide legal aid as it is believed that police will attempt to obtain a remand order today.
"We found out after much effort that he was being detained in Jinjang," he said when contacted.
He added that he believed that the arrest is linked to claims that Thangam was the first person to remove the police barriers to Dataran Merdeka on Saturday.
Speaking to Malaysiakini at about 8pm last night, Thangam said he had heard rumours that he would be arrested soon, related to the barrier breach.
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