by Lim Kit Siang
(Petaling Jaya, Thursday): The Sun reported that a cousin of Datuk Seri
Anwar Ibrahim, Zulkifli Saad,
has been arrested and is believed to be held under the Internal Security Act.
The police has so far not confirmed whether there have been five other
ISA arrests of Anwar’s
supporters, including expelled UMNO Youth members, Lokman Nor Adam, Khir Md Noor and
Shariffudin Budin, who are believed to have been arrested under the ISA on Oct. 21.
Malaysia must never take on any characteristics of a police state where
a person can disappear from
society as a result of police arrests which do not have to be publicly accounted for, and for this reason,
the Police should publicly announce all persons it has arrested under the ISA giving reasons for their