Published: Monday February 18, 2013 MYT 12:27:00 PM
Updated: Monday February 18, 2013 MYT 2:24:23 PM
Cafe worker files habeas corpus application over detention under new security law
By FARIK ZOLKEPLI and QISHIN TARIQ
Police refute wrongful detention claims, say all procedures were followed
KUALA LUMPUR: A Jalan Duta Court Complex cafeteria worker, arrested for alleged terrorist activity, has filed a habeas corpus application for wrongful detention.
Muhammad Hilmi Hasim, 33, filed the application through his adoptive mother Rahamah Abdul Majid, at the High Court criminal registry here Monday.
On Feb 9, it was reported that Muhammad Hilmi was being held under the new Special Offences (Security Measures) Act 2012 until Bukit Aman concludes its investigations into his suspected links with terror activities.
Muhammad Hilmi was detained together with ex-Internal Security Act (ISA) detainee Yazid Sufaat and religious teacher Halimah Hussein.
Meanwhile, police have refuted allegations that Muhammad Hilmi was wrongfully detained.
Federal special task force (operations and counter terrorism) director Comm Datuk Mohamad Fuzi Harun said he was detained in accordance with the law.
"We followed every procedure to the hilt.
"We even informed his family and the National Legal Aid Foundation on the day he was detained. There is no such thing as wrongful detention," he said when contacted.
Comm Mohamad Fuad explained that under the new law, police had 21 days from Muhammad Hilmi's detention on Feb 7 to complete investigations.
"We expect to complete the investigations by the end of the month.
"We will forward the investigation papers to the Attorney-General's Chambers once completed," he added.