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DAP's Ronnie Liu arrested! - malaysiakini

Malaysiakini's report:

Selangor executive councillor Ronnie Liu was arrested at the state secretariat building in Shah Alam this afternoon.

The DAP state assemblyperson for Pandamaran was detained by several plainclothes and uniformed policemen at the entrance of the building around 2pm.

ronnie liuLiu, who was on his way to attend an exco meeting, was later taken to the Puchong police station.

When contacted, Liu said that he was arrested in connection with a report filed against him for allegedly obstructing Subang Jaya municipal council enforcement officers from carrying out their duties during a anti-vice raid on a hotel in Puchong last year.

"The police did not explain to me clearly (the reason for my arrest)," he said.

"They were rude towards me," he added.

Liu was then released on police bail - posted by his brother - at about 3.15pm.

He has been asked to appear at the PJ magistrate's court on Monday where he will be charged.

However he was not sure on what charge would be preferred against him.

Suit against Khir

The controversy over Liu's alleged role in the hotel raid cropped up after it was revealed by former Selangor Menteri Besar Dr Khir Toyo.

As a result Liu filed a defamation suit against Khir, who is now the opposition leader in the Selangor state assembly.

In his suit filed on Oct 5, Liu claimed that Khir had defamed his character by describing him as immoral and being involved in vice activities

In May, Khir had accused Liu of obstructing a prostitution raid at a hotel in Puchong and claimed he was therefore not fit to be in charge of the state's local government.

Liu had said the accusations were baseless and was aimed at attacking his political reputation and tarnishing his name -

It sounds like Toyo is invincible and anyone challenging him will go behind bars.