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IGP Slams Those Who Questioned Samad’s Midnight Arrest


KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 6- Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has slammed those who questioned the midnight arrest of Datuk A. Samad Said.

khalid-abu-bakar.gif“The arrest was made according to procedures. The police went to Samad’s house on Tuesday afternoon but he was not at home.

“Samad returned home at midnight and tried to sneak but we caught him. Why blame the police for arresting someone who shamelessly desecrated the flag of our beloved country?,” he told reporters after presenting the keynote address at the discourse “Society and Crime – Where Are We” organised by the National Professors Council in collaboration with Berita Harian (BH) here on Thursday.


samadKhalid said the police had urged Samad to surrender himself but he failed to do so.

The national laureate was released on police bail yesterday after spending several hours giving a statement to the police.

Samad was arrested at 12:25am to assist investigation regarding the flying of Sang Saka Malaya on the eve of 56th Merdeka Day anniversary (Friday).

Bersih chairman Datuk S. Ambiga questioned the police for arresting Samad at midnight and described the action as harassment.