FAC News -
Thursday, January 31, 2002 1:23 PM
sent back to Kamunting today – arrested for praying
Badrulamin Bahron, the recently released Internal Security Act detainee,
was re-arrested this morning and sent back to the Kamunting Detention
to Zumrah, Dr Badrulamin’s wife, last night they received a phone
call asking Dr Badrulamin to report to the Rawang Police Station
this morning. They thought that this was just a routine matter since
Dr Badrulamin has to report to the police station every Monday.
and Dr Badrulamin, not suspecting anything amiss, drove to the Rawang
Police Station and Zumah waited in the car while Dr Badrulamin went
inside to report.
half-an-hour, Dr Badrulamin had still not come out yet but Zumrah
never suspected a thing. At about 10.45am, one of the police officers
came out to invite her into the police station where she was told
that Dr Badrulamin had been re-arrested under ISA and will be sent
back to the Kamunting Detention Centre.
Badrulamin has been accused of breaching the terms of his release
by saying a prayer at a public function. Amongst the other terms
of his release are that he must not give public talks, participate
in political activities, or attend any public functions. Dr Badrulamin
may also not hold any political party position. Further to that,
he is to remain indoors from 10.00pm every night to 6.00am the following
morning, must not leave the Gombak area, and is to report to the
police station every Monday.
Badrulamin was supposed to appear in court on 30 January 2002 to
face charges of breaching the terms of his release. However, the
court had no clue whatsoever of the case and contacted the police
police also did not know anything about the matter and informed
Dr Badrulamin that they would not be able to proceed until they
"received further instructions from Putra Jaya".
is believed that the result of this "further instruction from
Putra Jaya" is this morning's re-arrest of Dr Badrulamin under