Friday, May 22, 2009

Teratai rep Jenice Lee among 16 remanded for candle-light vigil

KUALA LUMPUR: Sixteen people, including Teratai state assemblyman Jenice Lee, who were detained by police for holding a candlelight vigil in Pandan Indah Thursday night, were remanded on Friday for two days

The vigil, which began at 8.45pm last night, was said to be a protest against the political fiasco in Perak and was held outside Lee’s service centre.

Ampang Jaya CID chief DSP Goh Lee Fook said the group had refused to disperse despite several requests by police.

He said the group who cut a cake during the half-hour long illegal gathering, also obstructed traffic.

“We took down their personal particulars and recorded statements on the gathering as no permit was issued,” he added.

The 16, including DAP leader Lim Kit Siang’s assistant Lim Swee Kuan, were remanded.

The group claimed that the cake was brought to celebrate Lim’s birthday.

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