Malaysian Indian Congress calls for release of three other HINDRAF members

April 4th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI  

S. Samy Vellu Kuala Lumpur, Apr.10 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) has urged the federal government to release the other three Hindu Rights Action Front (HINDRAF) members, who were detained under Internal Security Act in 2007.

MIC president S. Samy Vellu was quoted by The Star as saying: “We thank the Government and Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for releasing two ISA detainees associated with the banned HINDRAF movement.”

He was asked to comment on the freeing of Hindraf lawyers V. Ganabatirau and R. Kengadharan who were among the 13 ISA detainees to be released by Najib in his first address to the nation as Prime Minister yesterday.

Samy Vellu said the MIC was happy that the Government had agreed with the party’s request to release the HINDRAF members.

“I hope they will release the rest of them quickly as it will make the Indian community happy,” he said.

Education Minister Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the move to release the 13 ISA detainees was an act to stabilise the political situation in the country. (ANI)

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