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Parents to meet arrested MP
Mon, Sep 15, 2008
The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: The parents of Selangor senior executive councillor Teresa Kok will get to meet their daughter who was arrested under the Internal Security Act 1960 on Friday.

The meeting is expected to take place today at 2pm in the Bukit Aman police headquarters.

The family will also file a habeas corpus application in the High Court in Kuala Lumpur today asking for her release.

Teresa's father Kok Kim Tong, 74, said he received a call from a police officer informing him of the appointment.

He said he, his wife Pong Seh Kwan, a member of Teresa's staff and Teresa's niece would go for the appointment.

Kim Tong said he had had no direct contact with his daughter since her arrest at 11.30pm on Friday.

"However, the police told me that she is being well looked after. I am very happy that I will get the chance to see her," he told reporters during a candlelight vigil at Teresa's Seputeh constituency office here yesterday.

Lawyer Karpal Singh will be assisting the family in filing the application.

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng told newsmen in Bukit Mertajam he was informed that the meeting between Teresa and her parents would be held by Deputy Inspector General Tan Sri Ismail Omar.

Ismail, when contacted, confirmed that the meeting was on and the police had informed Teresa's family of the arrangements.

Lim had earlier called for Teresa to be freed immediately as the two mosques said to be involved in the controversy had cleared her of any involvement.

He had said during a press conference on Saturday, after the party's central executive committee emergency meeting in Petaling Jaya, that the allegations of Teresa's involvement was a total lie.

Two mosques, one in Kota Damansara and the other in Kinrara, had come out to say that Teresa was never involved in any petition to get them to lower the volume of the azan (call to prayer).

Lim also called for the resignation of Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar yesterday for his explanation about the ISA arrests.

 

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