Thursday 21 July 2011

Police nab S'wak maverick activist once again

Maverick Sarawak activist Hii Tiong Huat was arrested by the police again today - less than two weeks after his last detention - for a replay of his one-man protest in Kuala Lumpur.

According the NGO Suaram, Hii was nabbed at the entrance of the Pudu LRT station at 10.30am after holding a protest in the city centre.
He was subsequently taken to the Dang Wangi police station.

NONEWhen contacted, a Dang Wangi police officer in charge of those in custody refused to provide any information, and hung up before he could be asked for the name of the officer investigating the case.

Hii, 60, contested in the recent Sarawak state election, as an independent candidate for the Bukit Assek seat.

He was arrested one day before the Bersih 2.0 rally for holding a one-man protest in Petaling Street, and was released after being held for five days.

Hii, who claimed that the police slapped him nearly 10 times while he was held in their custody, has taken his case to the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam).
It is learned that he was released without charge at 4.30pm today.

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