Nurul Izzah to spend night in jail, remand hearing on Tue

Nurul Izzah to spend night in jail, remand hearing on Tue

PETALING JAYA: Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar will be detained overnight at the Jinjang police station for an allegedly seditious remark she made in Parliament.

The remand hearing for the PKR vice-president will take place at 10am on Tuesday.

Soon after she was arrested, an image of Nurul Izzah waving to supporters from the fifth floor of the Dang Wangi police station was posted on her Facebook page as well as an image of her hugging her children.

Nurul Izzah was arrested under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act for allegedly making the remark while delivering a speech in Parliament on behalf of her father, jailed Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, last Tuesday.

The PKR vice-president was detained at the Dang Wangi police station on Monday at 3.30pm after giving her statement on the March 7 "Kita Lawan" rally.

"ASP Muniandy informed me that I have been detained on orders from the D5 deputy director general in Bukit Aman," Nurul Izzah had tweeted.

"The police haven't told us yet which parts of the speech are seditious or whether the entire speech is seditious," said PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil.

Last Tuesday, Nurul Izzah read out Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's speech in Parliament, where she spoke out against her father's imprisonment for sodomy and allegedly attacked the judiciary.

PKR's Padang Serai MP N. Surendran said in a statement earlier that the sedition investigation initiated against the Lembah Pantai MP was "unconstitutional" as it interfered with the rights and privileges of Parliament.

"Article 63(2) of the Federal Constitution confers immunity from any proceedings in court for anything said by an MP in the Dewan Rakyat," he said.

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