Former DAP member Hew Kuan Yew, who is better known as “Superman”, was arrested in Penang this morning.
However, the reason for his arrest remains unclear at this point.
“Yes, he is being taken to IPD (district police headquarters),” Asia Comic Cultural Museum manager Raymond Chong told Malaysiakini.
Hew is the curator of the museum.
Previously, Hew landed in the spotlight for his remarks during the Sarawak state election, where he reportedly told Chinese voters that electing DAP candidate Abdul Aziz Isa would lead to a “Melayu screw Melayu” situation.
Hew denied his remark smacked of racism, arguing that he would not have asked Sarawakians to vote for a Malay candidate if he was racist.
Following this, DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang described Hew's comment as "vulgar and insensitive", but denied it was racist.
In July, Hew announced his resignation from DAP, with immediate effect, after brickbats were thrown his way for his Facebook posting that the South China Sea belonged to China.
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