September 13, 2008
Sin Chew reporter released
Tan Hoon Cheng, the Sin Chew reporter detained under the ISA yesterday, has been released today.
(as of 4.35pm, source: The Star)
Interestingly, Samy Vellu (MIC) has also called for her release.
KUALA LUMPUR: MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu on Saturday appealed to the Government to release Sin Chew Daily News reporter Tan Hoon Cheng who was arrested under the Internal Security Act (ISA) on Friday.
In a statement Saturday, he said he would ask Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar to immediately release Tan.
He said by doing so certain elements will not blame the Government for curtailing press freedom.
Samy Vellu added that Tan is a young reporter and only reported what was said. Therefore he appealed to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to release her.