UMNO Khairuddin being held for 28 days under Sosma

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KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan is being placed under detention for 28 days under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma), Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said Thursday.

The former Batu Kawan Umno vice-chairman was rearrested Wednesday by police outside the Jalan Duta Courts Complex here after he was released from remand under the Penal Code.

He had been under remand from Saturday under Section 124C of the Penal Code for allegedly attempting to commit activity detrimental to Parliamentary democracy.

Khairuddin was first arrested at his home in Mont Kiara last Friday.

Noor Rashid said the police, after conducting their investigation under Sosma, would refer the matter to the deputy public prosecutor for further action.

He spoke to reporters after the Hari Raya Haji sacrificial slaughter of cows and prayers at Bukit Aman here.

Khairuddin had reportedly attempted to seek the intervention of the United States in Malaysian affairs.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar had said that Khairuddin’s attempt to apply international pressure on Malaysia over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad issue was tantamount to sabotaging the country. – Bernama/The Star

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