2 Meo-Net members met Hii Chong Fatt this morning at around 9.00am, at BktJalil police station. We brought some food and drink for him-which the friendly police officers said are prohibited officially, but approved anyway. We went to the back of the police station where we met Hii behind a glass window. I spoke to Hii through a phone. I told him his wife called a few times to convey their support to him, though previously his activism had caused big conflict within the family. Apparently after the video on his lone protest went to air through You Tube and Malaysiakini there are close to 300 000 viewings thus far! See video here. Many supporters have been calling Hii’s family to offer support!
Hii, in his purple lock-up attire was more interested to tell me his future plan to sue the police for mistreatment in the lock-up which he said is not fit for human. He said that his belongings were itemised at the Investigation Officer’s police station at H S Lee’s Rd (next to Stadium Merdeka), but not done similarly at the Bkt Jalil police station. So he said he was not sure if he can fully recover all his belongings -including his money, upon release. He corrected an information about his remand: the police’s remand order on him last till Wednesday-not Thursday as we were made to understand before.
The Investigation Officer Inspector Marina said that Hii had given his statement yesterday and the police will decide today whether to charge him today-thus the possibility of his release sometime today.
We will wait till his release and update everyone on Hii’s status.