Released Malaysian activist Fahmi Reza says 'you can't scare me or break my spirit'

Police detain activists for selling t-shirts which carried seditious messages.

Activist Fahmi Reza and three other people who were arrested by the Malaysian police at the KL Alternative Bookfest (KLAB) at Publika, Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, have been released.

Sentul OCPD Asst Comm R. Munusamy confirmed this news, according to Astro AWANI.

Munusamy said Fahmi was released on police bail on Sunday. He was being investigated under Section 41C of the 1948 Sedition Act and Section 11 of the Printing Presses and Publications Act (PPPA) 1984.

On Saturday, Fahmi was arrested along with three other individuals -- KLAB organiser Pang Khee Teik, activist Lew Pik-Svonn and comic artist Arif Rafhan. They were then taken to the Sentul police headquarters.

After his release, Fahmi wrote on his Facebook page: "I have been released from detention, and just reached home. If you think you can scare me and break my spirit, you're wrong."

The police held them for questioning for selling t-shirts which carried seditious messages.

On his Facebook, Fahmi said: "Five to six police officers came to my booth. They seized my IC, two t-shirts and a banner with a clown face. Police told me that I was being investigated under the Sedition Act."

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