HAKAM Condemns Arrest & 3-Day Remand of Patrick Teoh; Calls for His Immediate Release – Statement dd 2/11/2020

HAKAM condemns the unwarranted arrest and 3-day remand of local radio personality and actor Patrick Teoh by the Johor police for alleged insults against Crown Prince Tunku Ismail.  pdf

HAKAM is of the view that there is no basis to invoke the remand procedure primarily because Patrick Teoh had at all times cooperated with the police. HAKAM wishes to remind authorities to respect the right of personal liberty of the individual who has not yet been proven guilty guaranteed under the Federal Constitution.

This is particularly so when Patrick Teoh is 73 years of age and confining him for 3 days may pose a risk to his health amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.  Read more