Kinrara assemblywoman Teresa Kok was released from detention under the Internal Security Act at about 1pm on Friday unconditionally according to news reports.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said that Kok had been released at 1.30pm after investigations showed there was no reason to detain her any further.

Kok, 44, later Friday told a press conference at the DAP headquarters in Petaling Jaya that she would sue Utusan Malaysia and its columnist Zaini Hassan over articles written about her.

In her blog posting Teresa mentioned of being detained in solitary confinement in a 6-by-8 holding cell for seven days under the Internal Security Act (ISA). She said she was detained under section 73(1) of Internal Security Act 1960, for inciting racial and religious tension.