Police arrest daughter of jailed opposition leader

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysian police arrested the eldest daughter of jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim for alleged sedition on Monday, a move slammed by critics as a clampdown on dissent.

Nurul Izzah Anwar, a lawmaker and a vice president of her father's People's Justice Party, was to be detained overnight because of a speech she made last week in Parliament, said Fahmi Fadzil, the party's communications director.

Police didn't specify which part of the speech - which questioned Anwar's jailing - was seditious, and told Nurul Izzah's family that the detention was to facilitate investigations, Fahmi said.

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