This is very good news. Syabas to the administration. Now can we also have Raja Petra Kamarudin, Sheih of kickdefella and the rest of the ISA detainees released?
Here is Malaysiakini‘s full report of Teresa Kok’s release …
Teresa Kok released
Sep 19, 08 1:22pm
DAP Seputeh MP Teresa Kok was released at 1pm today, after being held under the Internal Security Act for a week, revealed her lawyer Sankara Nair.At press time, she was at the Jalan Travers police station waiting for her release documents to be processed, he told Malaysiakini.
Kok walked out from the police station at 1.40pm along with Sankara and her personal aide, Mandy Ooi.
She will be holding a press conference at 3.30pm at the DAP headquarters in Petaling Jaya.
Minutes after the 43-year-old IT-savvy and affable politician did on her release was to update her social networking Facebook account.
She posted a Facebook entry at 1.35pm that “Teresa sings ‘Honey, I’m home, I’ve had a hard day, pour me a cold one da da da…”, which immediately attracted comments welcoming her release.
DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang also appeared to be surprised by Kok’s early release.
Lim wrote in his blog that he received a call from a ‘Teresa’ at 12.56pm while he was having lunch in Ipoh, Perak and he has wondered who was using the MP’s mobile phone.
“But it was her on the line and I wondered how she wangled the use of her phone while in detention. But no, she did no such improper thing. She told me that she was being released.
“Bravo. The irresistible pressures for her unjust and undemocratic detention had succeeded,” wrote Lim, who is also the Ipoh Timor MP.
Kok, who is the Selangor senior state exco, was arrested last Friday under the draconian ISA ostensibly for her alleged role in an Islamic matter.
She was arrested on the same day with controversial blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin and Sin Chew Daily journalist Tan Hoon Cheng, who was however released after 18 hours.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police Ismail Omar said that Kok was released investigations showed that there was reason to detain her any further.
He said that she was released unconditionally.
Raja Petra still under detention
Raja Petra, who has targeted the top government figures on his popular Malaysia Today website, however is still under detention.
Her release today came as a surprise as her parents who were allowed to visit her on Monday has said there was a notice to Kok which stated that she would be held under ISA for 28 days.
Kok was held under the ISA detention for allegedly causing tension and conflict among races.
The three-term MP has been in news in recent days – especially in the Malay dailies – after it was claimed that she had told mosque officials in Kota Damansara, Sri Serdang and Puchong Jaya to tone down the call to prayer.
She has denied the allegation and one of the mosques, Masjid Kota Damansara, has also clarified that a damaged amplified has resulted in the calls to prayers to be made without the aid of a PA system.