SEREMBAN: Police have arrested two DAP assemblymen from Melaka and Negri Sembilan this morning.

Negri Sembilan DAP deputy chairman and Seremban Jaya assemblyman, P Gunasekaran, was arrested by a team of police officers from Bukit Aman at his house in Kampung Baru Rahang at around 9.58am, while Gadek assemblyman G Saminathan was arrested at his office at around 8.45am.

It was learnt that both were arrested under Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012, believed over their alleged links to the now-defunct Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the separatist group which was involved in the decades-old civil war in Sri Lanka.

Negri Sembilan DAP vice-chairman Teo Kok Seong expressed shock over the arrest, saying that Gunasekaran is a respected assemblyman.

“We are not informed on the reason of arrest. We ask that the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) clarify this matter and hope Gunasekaran will give full cooperation to the police,” he said in a press conference at Seremban Jaya here.

Meanwhile, Saminathan’s arrest was confirmed by Chief Minister Adly Zahari at the Exco press conference in Seri Negeri, Melaka.

However, Adly could not ascertain the reason of arrest.

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Police have arrested two DAP assemblymen from Melaka and Negri Sembilan this morning. - FILE PIC