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Friday, November 18, 2016

Jamal finally nabbed with 12 others in pre-rally arrests



Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Md Yunos, who leads the red-shirts movement, was finally arrested in the wee hours of Saturday.
A source close to Jamal told Malaysiakini he was detained by cops at around 1.30am.
According to Berita Harian, he was found at a hotel room in Kuala Lumpur and was brought to the Selangor police headquarters.
Jamal had gone off the radar as police arrested several key figures of the Bersih 5 rally and red-shirts counter rally in the last 24 hours.
Around the same time, activist Adam Adli Abd Halim was briefly detained by police at KL Sentral but was subsequently released.
Below is a brief chronology of the crackdown:
November 18
2.35pm - Seremban MP Anthony Loke is detained by Bukit Aman police in KL.
3.15pm - The Bersih office in Petaling Jaya is raided by officers from Bukit Aman and the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM).
5.30pm - Maria Chin and Mandeep are arrested at the Bersih office.
6.10pm - DAP activist Ronnie Liu, who was at Bukit Aman where Loke was being questioned, was detained by police and taken to the KL police headquarters.
6.30pm - Student activist Muhammad Luqman Nul Hakim Zul Razali is detained by police in Genting Sempah, while on the way to a pre-Bersih function.
7.10pm - PSM committee member S Arutchelvan is detained at the PSM headquarters in Brickfields.
7.15pm - DAP members Jimmy Wong and Lee Khai Ming were arrested at their homes in Balakong and Kajang respectively, after a police report was lodged against them for "plans to riot".
8.30pm - Red-shirts activist Razali Zakaria was picked up by cops at Masjid Negara, while black-shirts activist Ariffin Abu Bakar was picked up at Hotel Premeira, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman.
9.30pm - Police picked up student activist Anis Syafiqah Mohd Yusof at her home in Petaling Jaya.
11.20pm - Activist Muhammad Safwan Anang detained by cops in Janda Baik, Pahang.
November 19
1.30am - Red shirts leader Jamal Md Yunos detained by cops in Shah Alam and brought to the Selangor police headquarters.
Friday night, several prominent protest organisers were also detained, namely Anis Syafiqah Mohd Yusof and Muhammad Safwan Anang.
Red-shirts activist Razali Zakaria and black-shirts activist Ayah Ipin Keramat were also arrested by police.
Earlier on Friday, police detained eight politicians and activists.
Among those arrested are Bersih chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah and Bersih secretariat member Mandeep Singh.
Maria and Mandeep were arrested after Bukit Aman police and the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) raided Bersih's office in Petaling Jaya about 3pm.
In a tweet, Bersih said 10 computers, two mobile phones and documents related to the payroll and bank accounts of staff members were confiscated during the two-hour raid.
The action was taken under Section 124C of the Penal Code, which is related to activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy.
Even some of the arrests were unrelated to Bersih, they targeted prominent protest leaders who were expected to attend the rallies tomorrow.
Loke was arrested under the Sedition Act 1948 for his speech at last weekend's Pakatan Harapan convention, in which he called for Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to be “toppled” .
He was taken to Bukit Aman. The other DAP leader, Liu, who had gone to Bukit Aman, was subsequently arrested under Section 157 of the Penal Code.

Section 157 of the Penal Code concerns creating provocation with the intent to cause riot.
Luqman Nul Hakim, was arrested under Section 147 for rioting.
However, the reasons for Arutchelvan and Wong’s detention could not be ascertained.
According to a Suaram statement, which quoted Lee’s wife, several police personnel came to their house and said they were arresting him after a police report was lodged against him for planning to riot.
NamePositionArrested under?
Maria Chin AbdullahBersih chairpersonPenal Code Section 124C - Attempt to commit activity detrimental to parliamentary democracy.
Mandeep SinghBersih secretariat managerPenal Code Section 147 - Rioting
Anthony LokeSeremban MPSedition Act 1948
Ronnie LiuEx-S'gor exco memberPenal Code Section 153 - Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot
Luqman Nul Hakim Zul RazaliStudent activistPenal Code Section 147 - Rioting
S ArutchelvanPSM committee memberNot specified
Jimmy WongDAP memberPenal Code Section 147 - Rioting
Lee Khai MingDAP memberPenal Code Section 147 - Rioting
Anis SyafiqahStudent activistNot specified
Ariffin Abu BakarBlack-shirts activistNot specified
Razali ZakariaRed-shirts activistNot specified
Muhammad Safwan AnangActivistNot specified
Jamal Md YunosRed-shirts leaderNot specified
- Mkini

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