Tuesday, September 20, 2011
PAS Deputy President, Mat Sabu has been arrested and later released by Police in Penang, northern Malaysia, over his alleged Bukit Kepong remarks.
The Star reported that Mohamad Sabu or better known as Mat Sabu has been arrested by police in Georgetown, Penang, on Tuesday, 20th September 2011, in connection with his alleged remarks on the Bukit Kepong incident, which triggered anger from majority of Malaysians.
Mat Sabu, had voluntarily gone to the state police headquarters at 8.30pm before he was detained.
He was released on bail at 9.05pm, the same day, 20th September 2011.
Mat Sabu is expected to be charged in a Penang court, for criminal defamation under Section 500 of the Penal Code on Wednesday, 21st September 2011 which carries a 2 years jail sentence or fine or both.
This is the controversial Mat Sabu speech where he allegedly said all History in Malaysia are lies!!!
Mat Sabu, had during a political rally on August 21, 2011 in Tasek Gelugor, Penang allegedly said in his speech that "in Bukit Kepong, the police were British policemen.
"Those (communists) who attacked Bukit Kepong were the true freedom fighters. Their leader was Muhammad Indera."
In the Bukit Kepong incident, 61 years ago, at least 13 policemen, six Home Guards, three women and a child were killed while fighting the communists. Some were burned alive by the ruthless and vicious Communists.
The remarks by the PAS leader, riled emotions of retired and serving Malaysian police and army officers as well as their family members.
They of course cannot accept it when Mat Sabu allegedly said communists who attacked and razed the police station in Bukit Kepong on Feb 23, 1950 were true freedom fighters.
More than 100 police reports were lodged against Mat Sabu over his remarks.