The men are detained over LTTE links: The wives go on a hunger strike outside Bukit Aman…

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 — The wives of three suspects arrested over alleged links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have gone on a hunger strike after hearing that their husbands will be held in detention for another week.

Umah Devi, wife of Gadek assemblyman G. Saminathan, said she and two others, Sumathi (wife of S. Chandru, businessman) and Vimala Jakumaran (wife of Melaka local authority councillor V. Suresh Kumar) made this decision as they are frustrated with and disappointed at the arrests of husbands.

“It has been 14 days since their arrest, and we have given all the cooperation the police have requested.

“What else are they investigating? How long more do they need to investigate?

“Deepavali is coming this weekend, but we will not be able to celebrate it as how we have before, knowing that our husbands are being detained for something they did not do,” she said when met by Malay Mail outside the Bukit Aman police headquarters today.

The Kuala Lumpur High Court today set October 31 to hear a habeas corpus application by five of the suspects arrested over alleged links to LTTE.


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