30 Jul '11, 1am

Jeyakumar: Too ‘politically costly’ for BN to continue holding us - by Clara Chooi (TMI)

By Clara Chooi The Malaysian Insider Jul 29, 2011 KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — Sungai Siput MP Dr Michael Jeyakumar asserted tonight that the order to release all Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) detainees had been a political decision and not because the “police had come to their senses”. “They (Barisan Nasional) were losing so much popularity and support from the people that it just became too politically costly for them to keep holding us,” he told reporters after addressing a crowd of supporters at the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH). The first-term lawmaker also disagreed with Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s claim earlier this evening that the release order had been in accordance with the rule of law and that the decision had been made by the police based on their “observations”. “No, it was definitely because of pressure from the public. After over one mont...

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