Sheih and his wife Bariah Ishak had been expecting the arrest when they were told that plainclothes police officers came by the Kelantan Menteri Besar's office in Kota Bharu in a dark-tinted Pajero yesterday.
The couple had been waiting for the police to pick up Sheih since.
"He just wanted to get it over and done with.. he was just so tired," Bariah told me (over the phone) this evening.Sheih, 38, is the Kelantan Menteri Besar public relations officer.
When Bariah spied a dark-tinted Pajero passing by their house several times today, she knew the police had come for Sheih.
Three plainclothes policemen picked up Sheih about 5pm. He is being detained under the Sedition Act.
Bariah said Sheih was calm when he was taken away from their home in Demit, Kota Bharu.
"The policemen were nice enough to play along with us when we had to tell our four children that their father was going to KL for work," she said.
The couple had no heart to tell their children the truth although Bariah said their eldest (11 year-old) son sensed something amiss.
Asked how the police officers treated Sheih when arresting him, Bariah said they were polite and treated him well.
Sheih is said to have been taken to Bukit Aman but Bariah said until about 8pm, it was uncertain whether or not he had actually left Kelantan.
"I was told that he was still at the police headquarters here," said Bariah who is preparing to leave for Bukit Aman tomorrow.
"I pray for the best, for his well-being," she said.
Meanwhile, when contacted by Bernama today, Kelantan deputy police chief SAC II Amir Hamzah Ibrahim could not confirm the matter as the Kelantan police was not informed about it.
Sheih, 38, is the Kelantan Menteri Besar public relations officer.
My earlier report:
Got this from Rocky's Bru.
No further details. But will try to get an update soonest.