PENANG: May 12, 2008 By BERNARD SEE
All the seven people who were arrested on Sunday for participating in a gathering at Gurney Drive here have been released.
George Town OCPD Asst Comm Azam Abd Hamid said five of them were released on Sunday night and the remaining two at about 9am Monday, adding that they were all released on police bail.
“Any action to be taken against them under Section 90 of the Police Act 1967 will later be decided by the deputy public prosecutor,” he said.
The seven comprising a blogger, a teacher, and members from Suaram, Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA and Hindraf were among those rounded up after the gathering, which was attended by about 40 people.
Suaram Penang’s Lau Shu Shi and Teh Chun Hong, who were the last to be released, were nabbed at about 1pm on Sunday for attending the gathering as well as for alleged disorderly conduct at the Patani Road police station.
Lau said female police personnel arrested her while she was at the police station to make a report over the abuse of power during the Gurney Drive gathering.
Teh said he was about to use his camera handphone to snap a picture of Lau being arrested when another policeman arrested him on the order of a police officer.
Both of them were speaking to reporters outside the George Town district police headquarters shortly after their release Monday morning