Fourth person arrested over rally

Hishamuddin Rais (pic) is the fourth activist to be arrested over the #TangkapNajib rally.
PHOTO: The Star

PETALING JAYA - Hishamuddin Rais has become the fourth activist to be arrested over the #TangkapNajib rally.

Lawyer Latheefa Koya said the 64-year-old was picked up in Subang Jaya on Saturday and has been taken to the Petaling police station for questioning.

Kuala Lumpur CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad confirmed the activist's arrest and said it was over remarks made during a press conference with youth group 'Demi Malaysia' over plans to organise the rally to call for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's resignation.

He is being investigated under Section 124 of the Penal Code for activities detrimental of parliamentary democracy.

This follows the arrest of student activist Adam Adli, Suaram coordinator Syukri Razab and Bersih 2.0 secretariat member Mandeep Singh on Friday, over their plans to stage the #TangkapNajib protest outside the Sogo shopping centre.