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PSM’s Sarasvathy warded for chest pains

 | July 21, 2011

Family members angry with the police for keeping them in the dark over her health condition.

PETALING JAYA: Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) deputy chairman M Sarasvathy was admitted to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) after she complained of chest pains and her family is upset with the police for not informing them.

Suaram’s coordinator E Nalini said: “I was informed by Suhakam that Sarasvathy was admitted after complaining to the police officers of chest pains two days ago.

“She requested for a doctor and was taken to the HKL where she was admitted. She was discharged today and taken back into the custody of the police.”

Sarasvathy’s defence counsel D Yudistira also confirmed that his client was admitted.

“Bukit Aman (police headquarters) contacted me only today and confirmed that she was admitted for chest pains,” he said.

“They said that she is currently fine and is back in detention and refused to disclose the location
where she is being held,” added Yudistira.

Sarasvathy is among the PSM’s EO6 re-arrested under the Emergency Ordinance on July 2 after initially being detained under Section 122 of the Penal Code for allegedly “waging war against the King” and spreading “communist ideology”.

The other five are Sungai Siput MP Dr D Michael Jeyakumar, central committee members Choo Chon Kai and M Sugumaran, Youth chief R Saratbabu and Sungai Siput branch secretary A Letchumanan.

Meanwhile, Sarasvathy’s niece, N Sasinthra Devi (photo) , hit out at at the police and government for keeping her family in the dark about Sarasvathy’s admission and medical condition.

“We are angry and disappointed with them; the least they could have done was to inform us. She had complained of chest pains when we were allowed to see her briefly on July 15,” she said.

Sasinthra added that her family does not believe the information from the police about her aunt’s condition and would only believe that she is fine after meeting her in person.


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