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Sep 20, 08 4:30pm
Blogger Syed Azidi Syed Abdul Aziz was released from police custody at 1pm today after being detained for two nights by the Commercial Crimes Investigation Department (CCID).
Immediately after his release, he was interviewed by officials from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) in the CCID headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.
He walked out of the CCID headquarters at about 4pm and was received by his family members and friends.
He was being investigated for posting allegedly seditious material in his blog kickdefella involving a campaign to fly the jalur gemilang upside down.
No statements givenSpeaking to reporters at a relative’s home in Kuala Lumpur later, Syed Azidi said he did not give any statements to the police throughout the duration of his detention.
“I told them that if they wanted a statement, they would have to charge me and I will give my statements in court in front of a judge,” he said.
Syed Azidi said that he was aware that the police was looking for him since Tuesday at his workplace in Kelantan.
“I tried to surrender myself to the Kelantan police immediate after finding out, but they replied that they were not looking for me,” he said.
On Wednesday, a white Pajero passed his house four times before police officers disembarked and asked Syed Azidi to follow them to Kuala Lumpur.
Syed Azidi claimed he was unaware that he was being arrested at the time and only found out that he was officially being detained the following day at the Kota Baru Magistrate's Court where a remand order was sought.
‘Police treated me well’
He said that immediately after the police obtained the remand order, he was brought to Kuala Lumpur where he spent two nights at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters.
Syed Azidi also repeatedly commended the police for treating him well, adding that they obliged to his request for medicine, prayer mats and also soft drinks which were required because he had low blood sugar.
“They didn’t lock me up with other suspects. I was put in a cell by myself,” he said.
Syed Azidi believes that his detention was politically motivated.
“They were trying to scare other bloggers and dampen my spirits. It didn’t work,” he said.
On the MCMC investigations, Syed Azidi said that it was not related to the police investigations against him.
Saturday, 20 September 2008
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