Friday, August 8, 2008

Police Discriminates HINDRAF Activist


Woman locked up with men'

Surendran also complained that Susila, 41, was being held in a police lockup with seven other unknown men.

"This is unacceptable. Was she treated this way because she is affiliated with Hindraf?" he asked.

At the Dang Wangi police station, Surendran, accompanied by Kapar MP S Manickavasagam and Teluk Intan MP M Manogaran, held a short discussion with Zulkarnain.

commonwealth meeting hindraf 070808 crowdManogaran told reporters later that Zulkarnain had confirmed that Susila was held in a cell with men but a woman police officer was stationed outside the cell.

Manogaran also said they were assured of Susila's safety by Zulkarnain. The police chief however refused to comment on Susila's detention when approached by reporters.

Zulkarnain refused to divulge details of the investigation but said that investigations were being conducted according to Section 27 (5) of the Police Act.

"There are foreign guests there and we must ensure their security," he said when asked if the four were arrested because of tightened security at the KLCC area.