7 released from lockup including Tian Chua, Zuraida


PETALING JAYA: Seven individuals who were arrested either before or after the Bersih 5 rally on Nov 19, have been released.

They were Batu MP Tian Chua, Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin both from PKR and DAP Pasir Pinji assemblyman Howard Lee. Also among them were Bersih steering committee member Hishamuddin Rais; artist Fahmi Reza; and student activist Muhammad Luqman Nul Hakim Zul Razali.

In a tweet informing his supporters of his release, Tian Chua said: “Leaving Dang Wangi police station.” The tweet was accompanied with a picture of himself and the five others.

Umno Youth exco member Armand Azha Hanifah, who was also among those arrested on Saturday for taking part in the counter rally held by the Red Shirts, was released from the Dang Wangi district police headquarters today.

In a message circulating on WhatsApp, Armand informed his supporters that he was released at 12.15pm.

He also offered his heartfelt thanks to his lawyer Suzana, as well as all the others who were with him from the start until his release from the lockup this afternoon.

He said that while he was ready to be jailed, his fight must go on. “Saya Rela Dipenjarakan Tapi Saya Tak Rela Perjuangan Saya Dipenjarakan.”