Police have detained Bersatu activist Badrul Hisham Shaharin @ Chegubard.
They said that it was not over Perikatan Nasional’s plan for a rally this Saturday.
Instead, the Royal Malaysia Police’s (PDRM) Criminal Investigation Department said the politician was arrested at 8pm today after several reports were lodged against him over videos on the TikTok platform in which he allegedly accused the prime minister of selling out the country’s sovereignty.
Chegubard was arrested in the city tonight by police officers executing a warrant for his arrest issued by a magistrate in Kuala Lumpur.
“The PDRM wishes to emphasise that Chegubard’s arrest is unrelated to the rally that a group is planning to hold on September 16,” it said in a statement today.
Earlier today, some media outlets reported that Chegubard was arrested outside the PAS headquarters in the city.
The arrest comes two days before Perikatan Nasional (PN) is scheduled to hold a rally to protest the granting of a discharge not amounting to an acquittal (DNAA) to Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi regarding his Yayasan Akalbudi corruption case.