Friday, January 25, 2008

Uthayakumar warded after hunger strike


[via malaysiakini.com]
Andrew Ong | Jan 24 08


Hindraf legal advisor P Uthayakumar has been warded at the Taiping general hospital today, apparently for dehydration due to his ongoing hunger strike at the Kamunting detention centre.


His fiancee S Indra Devi told Malaysiakini that she was informed by detention centre officials that Uthayakumar was warded at about 1pm today.


“They said he has been put on a drip. I don’t know much more, I’m on my way to Kamunting now,” said Indra Devi.


In view of the latest developments, Indra Devi had an emotional appeal to Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.


“I would like to appeal to the prime minister to release Uthayakumar. He is diabetic and needs proper medical care,” she said, in between sobs.

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