Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam Malaysia (Peka) president Shariffa Sabrina Syed Akil was yesterday arrested by Johor police in Shah Alam, Selangor.
According to Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) Youth committee member Khalid Mohd Ismath, Sabrina was detained at her restaurant at approximately 7pm.
Khalid said the reason for her arrest was unclear, but she had recently criticised a "VVIP" over environmental destruction in Johor.
"Sabrina, who is well known in championing the rights of the indigenous people and the environment, was merely making criticisms on Facebook about the serious deforestation in Johor, which allegedly involved a VVIP.
"Was the criticism wrong and a danger to the country?" he said in a statement later.
Khalid said the Johor police sent two vehicles to pick her up.
"They took her to the Shah Alam district police headquarters to have her statement recorded and later searched her home," he told Malaysiakini when contacted.
He said Sabrina's arrest was a waste of police resources, which should be directed at Johor's crime problem.
He added the arrest will only raise awareness about the environmental issues in Johor.- Mkini