PKR vice-president nabbed over anti-GST rally

PKR vice-president nabbed over anti-GST rally
Tian Chua at the IPD Seberang Perai Tengah in Penang.

PETALING JAYA: PKR vice-president Tian Chua has reportedly been arrested over his involvement in Friday's anti-GST rally.

The Batu MP had earlier defied a police order for him to turn himself in at the Dang Wangi police headquarters on Friday night, claiming that he was already halfway to Penang at the time.

"They stopped my car in the middle of a highway after I had attended a ceramah at about 11.30pm on Saturday," Tian Chua told The Star when contacted, adding that he had been taken to the Perda police headquarters for questioning.

Friday's anti-GST rally in Kuala Lumpur ended with 29 people arrested for their involvement in the rally.

Among those arrested were Negara-ku patron Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan, DAP national organising secretary Anthony Loke, Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) secretary-general S. Arutchelvan, PAS central committee member Dr Hatta Ramli, PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli and social activist Hishamuddin Rais.

Police had applied for a remand order for Ambiga, Loke, Arutchelvan and Hatta on Saturday morning, but were denied by a magistrate's court.

Rafizi and Hishamuddin's lawyer Sivamalar Genapathy, meanwhile, said the pair are expected to be released after police record their statements.

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