MCA Wanita wants po­lice to ex­plain de­ten­tion un­der Sosma

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PETALING JAYA: Wanita MCA wants po­lice to ex­plain why Ber­sih 2.0 leader Maria Chin Ab­dul­lah is be­ing de­tained un­der the Se­cu­rity Of­fences (Spe­cial Mea­sures) Act 2012 (Sosma).

Its chief, Datuk Heng Seai Kie, said the po­lice must jus­tify the use of Sosma and whether it was the ap­pro­pri­ate leg­is­la­tion to use.

“I and all of Wanita MCA are won­der­ing why this leg­is­la­tion was used, so I think the po­lice should jus­tify it to the pub­lic,” she said.

“What is the rea­son for Maria Chin to be ar­rested un­der Sosma?” she asked at a press con­fer­ence yes­ter­day.

Heng said the po­lice must have a “solid rea­son” for ar­rest­ing Maria Chin un­der Sosma.

She pointed out that only Maria Chin was de­tained un­der Sosma af­ter the Ber­sih 5 rally last Satur­day.

The Wanita MCA chief said she hoped Maria Chin would be re­leased soon if she was proven in­no­cent.

Maria Chin was also de­tained un­der Sec­tion 124C of the Pe­nal Code that in­volves ac­tiv­i­ties deemed detri­men­tal to par­lia­men­tary democ­racy.

Mean­while, an online pe­ti­tion on ipe­ti­tion.com against the use of Sosma on Maria Chin and de­mand­ing her un­con­di­tional re­lease has gained more than 29,000 sig­na­tures since Mon­day.

“When tabling the bill in Par­lia­ment in 2011, the govern­ment as­sured and promised Malaysians re­peat­edly that Sosma will not be used on the ba­sis of dif­fer­ences in po­lit­i­cal ide­ol­ogy.”

... PKR pres­i­dent Datuk Seri Wan Az­izah Wan Is­mail hand­ing a mem­o­ran­dum to ASP Nor Az­man Yu­sof af­ter lead­ing 30 MPs on a march to Bukit Aman yes­ter­day to protest the abuse of Sosma.

... Red Shirts leader Datuk Seri Ja­mal Yunos (right) be­ing em­braced by a sup­porter on his re­lease on po­lice bail yes­ter­day. Ja­mal said he plans to launch 'Ber­sih 7' to clean up the Pakatan Hara­pan govern­ment in Se­lan­gor.

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