Anwar's daughter freed on police bail until April 16

Anwar's daughter freed on police bail until April 16
Nurul Izzah (R), daughter of imprisoned Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, speaks to members of the media after being released on bail.

KUALA LUMPUR - Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar was released on bail after being detained for sedition and will be required to appear at the Dang Wangi police station on April 16.

Her lawyer R. Sivarasa said she was required to do so since the bail bond was valid for a month.

"However, it does not mean she will be charged then," he told reporters outside the police headquarters here yesterday.

Nurul Izzah was detained under the Sedition Act on Monday after she allegedly attacked the judiciary when reading out a Parliament speech by her father, jailed Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

She was held overnight at the Jinjang lock-up soon after giving a statement in connection with the investigation. She is also being investigated for her participation in the #KitaLawan rally.

Sivarasa said they were also pleased that the police had decided not to pursue a four-day remand against Nurul Izzah.

Earlier, City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Zainuddin Ahmad said Nurul Izzah was released after getting her statement recorded over her allegedly seditious remark uttered in Parliament.

"She (Nurul Izzah) was released from the Dang Wangi police station at 12.30pm today without further remand," he said, declining further comment.

In a statement, Bersih 2.0 said it condemned Nurul Izzah's arrest and overnight detention, adding that both were "unnecessary and malicious".

It said that if the police had needed to investigate her speech, they only had to refer to the Hansard.

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