Tuesday February 19, 2013
Hilmi not wrongfully held under new law, say police
PETALING JAYA: Police have denied that cafeteria helper Mohd Hilmi Mohd Hasim is being wrongfully detained for alleged terrorist activities.
Federal special task force (operations and counter terrorism) director Comm Datuk Mohamad Fuzi Harun said that under the new Special Offences (Security Measures) Act 2012, police would have 21 days since he was detained on Feb 7 to complete their investigations.
He was responding to Mohd Hilmi’s habeas corpus application for wrongful detention through his adoptive mother Rahamah Abdul Majid at the High Court yester- day.
“He was detained in accordance with the law ... we followed all procedures.
“We even informed his family and the National Legal Aid Foundation on the day he was detained.
“We expect to complete the investigations by the end of the month,” he said yesterday.
Mohd Hilmi, 33, was detained together with ex-Internal Security Act detainee Yazid Sufaat, 49, and religious teacher Halimah Hussein, 52.
Yazid has been charged with inciting terrorist acts that “threatened the public in Syria” under Section 130G(a) of the Penal Code.
Halimah was charged with abetting Yazid in inciting the acts at a house in Ampang between August and October 2012.