Hindraf leaders ask Malaysian Govt. to free them unconditionally

May 20th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI  

Hindraf Ipoh (Malaysia), May 20 (ANI): Four leaders of the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf), who were released from the Kamunting Detention Centre recently, have asked the Malaysian Government to free them unconditionally.

M. Manoharan, T. Vasanthakumar, V. Ganabatirau and R. Kenghadharan, who were released under a suspended order, told the detention centre’s three-man advisory panel that they wanted the Home Ministry to give them an unconditional release.

Hindraf supremo P. Uthayakumar, also released recently from the centre, did not show up before the panel.

The New Straits Times quoted Manoharan as saying that the suspended order under which the four were released meant they could still be subject to the Home Ministry’s rules and regulations.

The five were detained under the Internal Security Act on Dec 13, 2007, after staging an illegal rally a month earlier in Kuala Lumpur.

Ganabatirau and Kenghadharan were freed on April 4 while Uthayakumar, Manoharan and Vasanthakumar were released on May 13. Their release from Kamunting was subject to several conditions.

The four arrived at the detention centre for the review of their suspended order around 10.30am yesterday, accompanied by their counsel, Karpal Singh. (ANI)

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