Sanjeevan arrested for the ninth time

Koh Jun Lin

Modified 11 Jul 2016, 5:43 am

Malaysian Crime Watch Task Force (MyWatch) chairperson R Sri Sanjeevan has been arrested yet again, this time under the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (Poca).

The arrest today marks Sanjeevan’s ninth iteration in a cycle of arrest, release, and rearrest since June 23.

This time, however, he is being held under a law that allows for detention without trial for up to two years.

Speaking to Malaysiakini, his lawyer Preakas Sampunathan said the police will seek to remand Sri Sanjeevan tomorrow.

“What happened is that yesterday he was arrested for the eighth time, and today the (Kajang) magistrate allowed the remand only until today.

“I later received a call. They told me that Sanjeevan was rearrested under Poca, so tomorrow they will bring him to a magistrate to get the first remand under Poca,” he told Malaysiakini when contacted.

All Access Plan


per month
Unlimited access to our articles
Comment on all our stories
Gift articles to your friends
Subscribe Now
You can cancel anytime.
Secure and Encrypted
Student or Senior Citizen? Get a special rateGroup / Institutional / Corporate Plans
Already Subscribed?
Sign In