PETALING JAYA: Electoral reform activist Maria Chin Abdullah is reported to have been arrested in Langkon, Sabah.
The Bersih 2.0 group’s official Twitter account said Maria was taken into police custody for distributing leaflets and was taken to the Kota Marudu police station.
Chin who is Bersih 2.0’s chairperson, is in Sabah as part of the Bersih 5 convoy to urge the rakyat to join the upcoming rally on Nov 19 in Kuala Lumpur.
Former Umno deputy minister Saifuddin Abdullah, who is Pakatan Harapan chief secretary, questioned the arrest. He said on Twitter, “Apa salahnya edar risalah Bersih5 hingga nak tahan Maria? #BebasMaria.” (What is wrong in distributing Bersih5 leaflets that they have to arrest Maria?)
Bersih 2.0 also posted a photograph of several men and women clad in yellow, said to be protesting and showing solidarity for Maria outside the Kota Marudu police station.