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Tuesday September 3, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday September 3, 2013 MYT 7:37:42 AM
PETALING JAYA: Activists Adam Adli and Hishamuddin Rais have been arrested for sedition for flying the Sang Saka Malaya flags in Dataran Merdeka on Aug 30.
Adam’s father, Abd Halim said police picked his son up in Bangsar at around 7pm and he is being held at the Dang Wangi police station.
Police confirmed that the duo had been arrested.
Last week, a YouTube clip of national laureate A. Samad Said reciting a poem in Dataran Merdeka while an anonymous man charged onto the stage and took away Sang Saka Malaya flags went viral.
The man also loudly stated that the Jalur Gemilang was the country’s true national flag. His action gained him great support in the Malaysian blogosphere where he is known as the heroic “Abang Botak”.
The Sang Saka Malaya is a red-and-white flag with 12 yellow stars set in four columns reportedly proposed as Malaya’s national flag by an association in the 1940s.
Hishamuddin and Adam were seen holding the flags in the clip.
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Courts & Crime, Sang Saka Malaya, Adam Adli, Hishamuddin Rais, Sedition
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