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DAP Youth chief arrested


KUALA LUMPUR: DAP Socialist Youth chief Teo Kok Seong (pic) has become the sixth person arrested by the police for his involvement in the #KitaLawan rally.

Teo, who is also Rasah MP, arrived at the Dang Wangi police headquarters here at about 11am Saturday after being directed to turn himself in for questioning by the police.

Flanked by supporters, Teo told reporters outside the station that he had initially made an appointment to meet with investigators on Monday or Tuesday, but was later told to turn himself in today.

“If I did not, they said they would send over a police car to pick me up on Friday. I feel that I was pressured by the officers, who are acting unfairly,” he said.

Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Zainol Samah confirmed the arrest.

Teo’s lawyer, Wong Kah Woh told The Star that Teo had been arrested under Section 143 of the Penal Code and Section 9(5) of the Peaceful Assembly Act.

Teo has yet to have his statement recorded and it is still unclear if he would be granted police bail, he said.

“We hope that police will do their work professionally and release Teo immediately after having his statement recorded. We do not see any necessity for him to be detained any further than this. Further detention would be oppressive,” Wong said in an SMS.

The arrest comes after PKR Youth chief Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, PKR secretary-general Rafizi Raml, PKR Kelana Jaya Youth chief Saifullah Zulkifli, PAS Youth treasurer Mohd Fakhrulrazi Mohd Mokhtar and Jingga 13 coordinator Fariz Musa, were arrested by city police over the March 7 rally.

KL deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Law Hong Soon said more leaders are expected to be arrested and called on those contacted to turn themselves in for questioning, or would be “picked up”.

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