KUALA LUMPUR: PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli (pic) has been arrested for issuing a statement on Saturday’s #KitaLawan rally.
The Pandan MP was been apprehended at 3pm, Friday in Pandan Prima under the Sedition Act.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed that authorities would question Rafizi over the letter, claiming that his call for supporters to attend the rally was an “order for people to break Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim out of prison”.
“We want to question him on what he meant by asking people to mobilise and demand Anwar’s release.
“We don’t know if he is trying to ask people to break Anwar out of prison.
“People who do not understand the letter will come up with different meanings to what he is asking for,” Khalid told reporters during a press conference at the Concorde Hotel, Friday evening.
He added that police had tolerated the #KitaLawan movement long enough.
“This time if they want to gather, we are done monitoring them. It’s time for all of them to be arrested,” he said, citing the group’s alleged violent acts against a KL City Hall (DBKL) officer during Thursday’s sit-in rally in Dataran Merdeka as the “last straw”.
Earlier this month, Rafizi was arrested at the Dang Wangi police headquarters over charges relating to the March 7 rally, while making a report against 1MDB.
He was later released on police bail.
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