Cops arrest Siti Kasim for ‘kidnap’

Siti Kasim, seen here in an argument with a police officer. (Facebook video screenshot)

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested vocal rights lawyer Siti Kasim, hours after officers broke into her home following a report accusing her of forcibly locking up a woman.

“Police barged into her house around dinner time,” said a source to FMT, who said Siti was arrested at the Kajang police headquarters.

She had gone there to ask why her home was broken into by police.

It is understood that Siti’s client, a woman in her twenties, was picked up by police, after a complaint lodged by her mother claiming that her daughter’s faith was in question.

Siti had earlier said that the woman, who she claimed was abused by the mother, had been “abducted” by the police and Islamic authorities in Selangor.

A video posted on Facebook shows Siti at the police station, demanding that her client be freed. A woman was also heard from another room, denying that she had been kidnapped by Siti.