Bersih 5: Who will be arrested next?

20 Nov 2016

Under arrest:
Maria Chin Abdullah
2 Jamal Md Yunos
3 Seremban MP Anthony Loke Siew Fook
4 Former Selangor executive councillor Ronnie Liu Tian Khiew (released but re-arrested)
5 Bersih committee member Mandeep Singh (released on 20 Nov 2016)
6 Parti Sosialis Malaysia committee member S. Arutchelvam (released on 20 Nov 2016)
7-8 Student activists Muhamad Luqman Nul Haqim Zul Razali (released on 20 Nov 2016) and Anis Syafiqah Md Yusof (released 20 Nov 2016)
9-10 DAP members Jimmy Wong Chee Wai (released on 20 Nov 2016) and Lee Khai Meng (20 Nov 2016)
11 Hairol Nizam Md Nor
12 Razali Zakaria
13 Muhamad Safwan Anang @Talib (released 20 Nov 2016)
14 Ariffin Abu Bakar @Ipin Keramat
15 Activist Fahmi Reza
16 DAP Perak State Assemblyman Howard Lee
17 Gerakan Merah leader Armand Azha Abu Hanifah
18-19 PKR MPs Zuraidah and Tian Chua

Bersih crackdown: Eight released, Maria in ‘solitary confinement’

The police have released five politicians and three activists who were picked up before the Bersih 5 rally yesterday.

All eight were arrested on Friday and investigated for a variety of offences. The eight are:

Safwan Anang, Bersih steering committee member
Mandeep Singh, Bersih steering committee member
Muhammad Luqman Nul Hakim Zul Razali, student activist
S Arutchelvan, PSM committee member
Wong Chee Wai @ Jimmy Wong, DAP member
Lee Khai Ming, DAP member
Anis Syafiqah, TangkapMO1 spokesperson
Ronnie Liu, Selangor DAP exco member

Speaking to reporters after their release, lawyer Ramkarpal Singh said the remand for the eight had expired today, hence their release.

The fate of “black-shirts” activists Ariffin Abu Bakar and red-shirts activists Razali Zakaria, who were both arrested on Friday, is unknown. Attempts to reach their lawyers for comment were unsuccessful.

Seremban MP Anthony Loke, who was also part of the Friday dragnet, is expected to be released tomorrow.

Two day remand for 4 lawmakers, activist

Police have secured a two-day remand order to further detain four opposition members and an activists picked up during the Bersih 5 crackdown.

They are Bersih steering committee member Hishamuddin Rais, Batu MP Tian Chua, Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin, Seremban MP Anthony Loke and Pasir Pinji state assemblyperson Howard Lee.

Chua and Zuraida are both PKR politicians, while Loke and Lee are from DAP.

Lawyer Melissa Sasidaran, who is representing Chua, Zuraida and Hishamuddin, said the trio were probed under Section 145 and 511 of the Penal Code.

Lee is being probed under the same two laws, while Loke was investigated under the Sedition Act 1948 over his speech at the Pakatan Harapan national convention last week, said their lawyer Gobind Singh Deo.

Gobind said Lee will be held at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters while Loke will be held at the Seremban police lock-up.

Two MPs – & – arrested under Ops Bersih tonight.


19 Nov 2016

Armand, Fahmi and Howard Lee arrested via


PETALING JAYA: Police have arrested a Red Shirt leader, Armand Azha Abu Hanifah, Perak assemblyman Howard Lee Chuan How, and graphic artist Fahmi Reza after rallies by the two rival groups ended today.

Armand, a member of Umno Youth’s executive council, was arrested at Padang Merbok after a speech in support of the Red Shirts movement.

Lee, who is the assemblyman for Pasir Pinji, was arrested at the NU Sentral shopping centre in Brickfields, according to a report in Berita Harian.

NewStraitsTimes: Zahid tells Bersih, Red Shirts to ‘expect more arrests’

Police in front of my house, looks like I will be arrested tonight.


Bersih arrests: Hishammuddin Rais makes it 15 via


KUALA LUMPUR: Bersih activist Hishammuddin Rais was arrested by police in Bangsar Utama this morning, making the total number of people arrested to 15 so far.

City CID chief Rusdi Mohd Isa said Hishammuddin was arrested to assist investigations on rioting.

Earlier today, police named 14 others who have been arrested, including Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah and the leader of the Red Shirt movement, Jamal Md Yunus.

Bersih rally: Seven more held over Saturday’s protest, Malaysian police say


KUALA LUMPUR – Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Malaysia’s capital on Saturday (Nov 19) calling for Prime Minister Najib Razak to resign over graft allegations, despite a dragnet that saw at least 13 activists being detained overnight.

Among the detained was rally organiser Maria Chin Abdullah. She was held under Sosma, or Security Offences (Special Measures) Act, her lawyer said on Saturday.

Turnout was lower than a similar rally last year, with news portal Malaysiakini estimating around 40,000 participants. Malaysian police said 15,500 Bersih supporters and 2,500 pro-government supporters turned out on the streets. The crowd dispersed at about 5:30pm.

Another seven people were arrested by police following the rally on Saturday. Kuala Lumpur police chief Amar Singh said activists Hishamuddin Rais, Howard Lee, cartoonist Fahmi Reza and Umno Youth exco Datuk Armand Azha Abu Hanifah were the latest arrests on Saturday.

“We also arrested a 49-year-old man for flying a drone under Section 143 of the Domestic Flight Rules, a 33-year-old man for possessing a parang and bronze knuckles, and another 33-year-old man for kicking a man believed to be a Bersih supporter,” he said in a statement.


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