Monday, September 15, 2008

Teresa to spend another 28 days in detention - Malaysiakini

Parents of Seputeh parliamentarian Teresa Kok have been given access to visit their detained daughter at federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman today.

Seventy-four-year-old Kok Kim Tong and his wife entered Bukit Aman at about 2pm to visit Teresa, who was arrested under the Internal Security Act on Friday night.

Teresa's niece also accompanied them into the police headquarters. They had brought some food, including mooncakes, books and a bible for the detained politician.

Some Selangor government documents were also passed through the parents for Teresa to sign in her capacity as a state exco official.

Several party leaders, including secretary general Lim Guan Eng, party veteran Lim Kit Siang, Fong Kui Lun, Tony Pua and Teresa's personal assistant Mandy Ooi are waiting outside Bukit Aman.

Earlier today, Teresa's parents filed a writ of habeas corpus against the government against her detention.

Another 28-days in custody?

After the visit, Kim Tong said that his daughter was detained due to her involvement in the azan issue.

"She also said that her charge sheet indicated that her involvement in opposing the use of Jawi for road signs in Kuala Lumpur was also a reason for her arrest," he told reporters.

He added that according to his daughter, she would be held in custody for another 28 days, based on "something which she had signed"

Kok senior also said that his daughter complained over the food which she was given.

"She said the food was not fit for consumption and that she was suffering from diarrhoea," he added.

Apart from that, Kok said his daughter had mentioned that she was being treated well under custody.

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