Former Bersih man Sarajun Hoda out on police bail


KUALA LUMPUR: Former Bersih 2.0 deputy chairman Sarajun Hoda Abdul Hassan was freed on bail after police recorded his statement for allegedly insulting the Islamic faith.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said Sarajun Hoda was arrested on Monday (Jan 29) night in connection with an online posting that allegedly insulted Islam.

“We have taken his statement and released him on police bail.

“We are investigating the case under Section 298 of the Penal Code (for uttering words with intent to wound the religious feelings of any person),” he told a press conference at Bukit Aman on Tuesday.

Sarajun Hoda was picked up by police on Monday and brought to Dang Wangi police headquarters.

Last October, several NGOs lodged police reports against Sarajun Hoda for criticising on social media the detention of Turkish Islamic intellectual Mustafa Akyol by the Federal Territories Islamic Affairs Department (Jawi) on Sept 24, for giving a talk on Islam without prior accreditation from the relevant Religious Teaching Supervisory Committee.

It is however unclear if the current arrest is related to that police report.

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