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Hindraf leader to sue Malaysian Govt

world Updated: May 12, 2009 00:01 IST

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Malaysia’s opposition MP and member of the ethnic Indian group Hindraf M Manoharan said he will file a $28.5-million suit against government, the Home Minister and others challenging his 17-month detention under the controversial Internal Security Act.

The suit will also name the commander of the Kamunting detention centre, the Inspector-General of Police and the Attorney-General, he said outside the Selangor State Assembly on Monday.

Manoharan, who was freed over the weekend along with two other Hindraf (Hindu Rights Action Force) colleagues, said his detention was unlawful and had deprived his Kota Alam Sham constituents of their elected representative.

The legal adviser to the banned group was detained with other leaders in December 2007. He contested for the state seat in the March 8 general elections last year, while in detention, on a DAP ticket.

Manoharan said that he will not comply with the conditions imposed upon him for his release.

Manoharan said his detention over allegations that he was linked to the LTTE was absurd.