Kok to be held under ISA for one month-NST

By : Kalbana Perimbanayagam

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Teresa’s father, Kok Kim Tong (right),  speaking outside the  federal police headquarters after visiting her  yesterday. With him are  (from left) Pong Seh Kwan and Mandy Ooi.
Teresa’s father, Kok Kim Tong (right), speaking outside the federal police headquarters after visiting her yesterday. With him are (from left) Pong Seh Kwan and Mandy Ooi.

KUALA LUMPUR: Seputeh member of parliament Teresa Kok will be held under the Internal Security Act for at least a month.

Kok was served an acknowledgment notice of her 28-day detention on Sunday, the day she was arrested, but she refused to sign it.

The detention, however, will be effective despite her refusal to sign the notice.

This was revealed by Teresa’s father, Kok Kim Tong, after visiting her for an hour at the Bukit Aman police headquarters yesterday afternoon.

Kim Tong, 74, was accompanied by his wife, Pong Seh Kwan, 71, niece Kok En Qi, 4, and Teresa’s personal assistant, Mandy Ooi.
He said his daughter was in good spirits despite looking a bit pale.

“She told us that she was well treated and had no complaints, except for the food served. She had a slight stomach upset.”

He added that her blood pressure was low when a doctor checked her yesterday morning.

Yesterday, Teresa was served fast-food chicken and a cake for lunch.

During the visit, the family had brought herbs and health food for her. She was allowed to consume them on the spot, under the eyes of 13 policemen.

Teresa, the Selangor executive councillor for industry, investment and commerce, also signed several documents which were passed through her parents during the meeting.

Ooi said: “She has instructed me to check all reports about her alleging that she had called on mosque authorities to tone down the prayer call.”

She said Teresa wanted to know the developments in the country.

“She thanked her supporters and urged the public to continue fighting for the release of all ISA detainees.”

Police allowed her lawyer, Sankara Nair, to meet her in Bukit Aman tomorrow.

Several DAP leaders — including secretary-general and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, adviser Lim Kit Siang, Bukit Bintang MP Fong Kui Lun and party publicity chief Tony Pua — were outside Bukit Aman to show their support.

Teresa, Malaysia Today news portal editor Raja Petra Kamaruddin and Sin Chew Daily journalist Tan Hoon Cheng were arrested under the ISA on Friday. Tan was released on Saturday.

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