Detained political analyst and social activist, Wong Chin Huat, was just released from police custody at 3.40 pm on police bail. He maintains that his arrest is an attempt at intimidation and a warning against those who had planned to gather in Ipoh yesterday to protest against the convening of the State Assembly from wearing black and showing dissent.
The police apparently took action after a report by the non-governmental organisation PEWARIS.
Chin Huat has been asked to report back to the police on 22 May, 2009 and both his computer as well as his USB flash drive had been confiscated.
Chin Huat is also due to speak during this Sunday's public forum: Media Under Najib: Hope or Disappointment. We will keep you updated on any latest developments.