Thursday, June 4, 2009

Bail Cancelled for 64


IPOH: Police have cancelled the bails of all 64 people, including 10 Opposition MPs and assemblymen who were arrested outside the State Secretariat building during the chaotic May 7 state assembly sitting.

Former Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin said police have agreed to cancel all their bails pending the Attorney-General Chambers' decision to charge them or not.

"I want to appeal to the A-G Chambers to close the case because they do not have grounds to charge them," Nizar told a press conference here after accompanying the 69 to the Ipoh police station Thursday.

"We urge the A-G Chambers to drop all charges against those who were arrested," he said.

He added that the people had a right to hold peaceful gathering under the Federal Constitution.

Earlier, all who were arrested during the May 7 assembly sitting reported to the police station.

Shortly after their arrival, Ipoh CID chief Deputy Superintendent S. Glenn Anthony informed them about the cancellation of their bails.

Nizar said it was inappropriate for the police to have all 64 people report in at the police station only to have them leave several minutes later.

He pointed out that most of the 64 came from Selangor, Malacca, Negri Sembilan and Penang.

Ipoh Barat MP M. Kulasegaran, who was also present, said the police could have just called them on the telephone on Wednesday.

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