National laureate A Samad Said says he didn't go into hiding after he was asked to surrender for displaying the Sang Saka Malaya flag in Malaysia.
Samad is currently being investigated for sedition for allegedly giving a speech at an event on the eve of Merdeka Day celebrations this year where the Sang Saka Malaya flag was flown. He was arrested at his home at just past midnight of Sept 4 and held for questioning for two hours.
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