PETALING JAYA: Activist Lew Pik-Svonn’s car has been confiscated by the police indefinitely.
The car was confiscated to facilitate investigations on her and graphic artist Fahmi Reza for sedition over merchandise both were selling featuring caricatures of the prime minister in clown makeup accompanied with #KitaSemuaPenghasut (We are all seditious) slogans.
According to her Facebook post, Lew claimed six policemen approached her on Saturday evening as she was heading to her car with two suitcases containing various items, including “Penghasut” stickers, Fahmi’s ABC Politikus colouring books, and button badges.
She said the policemen surrounded her car as soon as she loaded the first suitcase into the boot. She said she was loading her car after she and the others had decided to close the booth they were manning at the Art for Grabs event at a shopping centre here.
“The confiscation of my car is a blatant abuse of power as it has nothing to do with this case.
“Why weren’t the suitcases enough? Would the police confiscate an office or a house simply because it stored items police confiscated?” she wrote.
Lew, was among the four arrested by police yesterday for sedition.
The others were Fahmi, KL Alternative Bookfest organiser Pang Khee Teik and comic artist Arif Rafhan Othman.