Lawyers for Liberty calls for Patrick Teoh’s immediate release
لاوييرس فور ليبرتي مينتا ڤتريچق تيوه دلڤسكن سرتا-مرتا
Human rights and law reform non-governmental organisation Lawyers for Liberty said it views with extreme concern the arrest and remand of Patrick Teoh.
The veteran radio personality, news presenter and actor was arrested over an allegation that he insulted the Johor Crown Prince, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, on social media.
Director of Lawyers for Liberty Melissa Sasidaran said section 233 of the CMA, which governs the “improper use of network facilities or services”, is poorly defined, leaving it vague and open to arbitrary interpretations.
“We call upon the police to drop this unnecessary investigation and release Patrick Teoh without delay,” she said.