Friday, 24 October 2008

Hindraf members arrested

Update:

Vwaishhnnavi and mum freed, 10 in court:

P Vwaishhnnavi, the six-year-old niece of detained Hindraf leader P Uthayakumar, and her mother K Shanti were released today after spending a night at the Putrajaya police district headquarters.

Mother and daughter were with 10 others arrested yesterday when they attempted to submit a letter at the Prime Minister Department's office in Putrajaya, appealing for ISA detainees to be freed.

The duo were released late last night but they refused to leave the police station and stayed with the rest.

The remaining 10 were taken to the Kajang Magistrate's Court this morning where the police have applied for a two-week remand to facilitate their investigation. - Malaysiakini


Earlier report:

Twelve people, including a six-year-old girl, were detained when they attempted to submit a memorandum outside the Prime Minister's office here yesterday afternoon.

The memorandum called for the release of five Hindraf leaders detained under the Internal Security Act.

The six-year-old girl, P Vwaishhnnavi, is the daughter of Hindraf chairperson P Waythamoorthy who is currently in self-imposed exile in London. Her mother K Shanti was among those arrested.

Police Watch Malaysia coordinator S Jayathas, who was also held, claimed that they had been told that they were part of an illegal assembly for having gathered near the entrance of the building.

“We were trying to obtain permission from the security guards for Vwaishhnnavi to submit her letter. They said that we were from Hindraf, but we insisted that we were 'concerned Indians' who were accompanying Vwaishnnavi,” Jayathas when contacted . (read here )

They are currently at the Putrajaya district police headquarters, but police chief Abd Razak Abd Majid declined comment when contacted.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Muhammad Sabtu Osman confirmed the arrest but clarified that, Vwaishhnnavi, has not been arrested and is in her mother’s care.

Reports from The Star and Malaysiakini.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kenapa depa bawa budak kecil sebagai "human shield"?

Nak meraih simpati ke?

Satu tindakan yang bodoh. They know what to expect.

Haiyo gunakan akal ler!!

puteri said...

It's so pathetic that Hindraf has to use a child.

It's a wrong strategy which it has used before and failed. It's not the done thing. Spare the child please.

Surely, they know the risk.

I think they are being irresponsible.

anak selangor said...

These Hindraf supporters always bring clildren or a child along. Why?

broadcaster said...

tok mommy,

The little girl & her mom were released last night.

Malaysiakini has the story:

Vwaishhnnavi and mum freed, 10 in court
Oct 24, 08 9:46am
MCPXP Vwaishhnnavi, the six-year-old niece of detained Hindraf leader P Uthayakumar, and her mother K Shanti were released today after spending a night at the Putrajaya police district headquarters.

Mother and daughter were with 10 others arrested yesterday when they attempted to submit a letter at the Prime Minister Department's office in Putrajaya, appealing for ISA detainees to be freed.

The duo were released late last night but they refused to leave the police station and stayed with the rest.

The remaining 10 were taken to the Kajang Magistrate's Court this morning where the police are expected to apply for further remand to facilitate their investigation.

Anonymous said...

Mereka ingat ini India ke? Inilah masaalah nya apabila terlampau banyak tenguk filem Tamil dan Hindustan...sampai terlupa bahawa India dengan Malaysia tak sama. Malaysia ada ISA...India ada polis yang gunakan rotan dan memukul lelaki ataupun wanita yang buat kecoh.

Kalau mereka masih tidak puas dan percaya yang polis masih bertindak LEMBUT...cubalah buat kat India??

-notohindraf-

anonemo said...

Tak habis2 mereka ni nak menggunakan budak kecik bila buat apa2. Takda otak ke apa? Melampau2 nak buat benda2 tu.

ChengHo said...

when the government weak the mob will move . when police take action on Hindraf ( illegal ngo ) they said racist when they police took action on AlArqam ..ooo.. in accordance with the law..

sengal ubi said...

Hindraf ni memang tak habis menyusahkan orang. Yang dia menggelabah tak tentu pasal entah hapa entah. Suka sangat buat perangai berkumpul ramai2 tu. lepas tu lagi satu yang bangangnya, bila berkumpul macam tu pergi bawak budak kecik. Betapa bodohnya mereka ni menggunakan budak kecik untuk perlindungan mereka. Bodoh!