Tony Pua and Malaysiakini cameraman detained for candlelight vigil

Well, the news from Malaysiakini :

Dalam keadaan tersebut, polis menahan ahli Parlimen PJ Utara dari DAP, Tony Pua, Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Kampung Tunku, Lau Weng San serta kira-kira 20 orang lain. Turut ditahan ialah juruvideo Malaysiakini Shukri Mohamad.

Menurut saksi, Pua dikasari dan ditolak masuk ke dalam Black Maria. Anggota polis juga dilihat mengejar orang ramai hingga ke dalam sebuah restoran yang terletak di hadapan Pusat Sivik tersebut.

(Tony Pua blogged from ‘inside’)
and the news from The Star :

Haris said he considered the event a success because the people had managed to express themselves in protest against the ISA. He said that Bersih would keep organising a vigil every Sunday.

They are certainly very paranoid. And they will find every lubang to get some into detention to deter the rest. Will this stop you?

I don’t know….That’s why I have not posted about the one in Penang on November 15th. I want to be sure that there is some NGOs behind it like Suaram or Aliran or GMI or something. Otherwise, I may get into deep shit and no one is there to watch my arse if I get it as I normally go alone.

So, what say you? Go or no go?

Go here for Anil Netto’s live update.

And…this news is sure to pissed you off for the rest of the week :

GEORGE TOWN: Suspended Bukit Bendera Umno chief Datuk Ahmad Ismail was given a warrior’s welcome, complete with presentation of regalia such as a keris (traditional Malay sword), when he turned up for the division’s delegates conference.

Ahmad was on Sept 10 suspended from Umno and stripped of all party posts for three years following an uproar over race-related statements he made in a ceramah (political address) in Permatang Pauh.

He had described Malaysian citizens of Chinese descent as pendatang (immigrants).

He arrived at the Bayview Beach Resort here for the conference at 3.40pm on Sunday and was greeted with cheers and accompanied by a kompang (traditional drums) troupe into the ballroom, where several silat (Malay martial arts) exponents gave a brief ceremonial performance.

(The Star)

8 thoughts on “Tony Pua and Malaysiakini cameraman detained for candlelight vigil

  1. They were arrested when they were singing the Negaraku.

    Don’t the police have any respect for the national anthem??

    The UMNO leader is weak. They suspended this individual but an UMNO branch treat him like a hero. There is no understanding or respect in this party. Its like a ‘we do what we like’ attitude. This in one of the reasons why this party is failing and also one of the reasons why the current leader failed miserably.

  2. Wah like that you better be careful on the 15th.and yes, I would check who is organizing this event.I think you should go and document the event with your photos especially if anything ‘exciting’ should occur. Try to get your ‘bodyguards’ along to protect you (and your camera).

    I won’t be around or else we jaga each other’s arse lah!

    I think they are trying to scare us.But we should be more semangat especially now that RPK is out.I would be there if I could. What is the worse that could happen? Eat curry rice?

    I tend to think of those still languishing in Kamunting and their families. Then I know what I need to do.

  3. Someone is just pissed off and has a score to settle. RPK is just released. The first PJ vigil he attends, and we have all the muscle out to intimidate. Who do they take orders from? Sore losers!

    peng´s last blog post..Don’t give up!

  4. The SOB Botak is trying to implicate RPK again so that they have ‘solid’ grounds to send him back to Kamunting.Tiu!

  5. I’m bad… I read “brief ceremonial performance” too fast that I thought I read “burial ceremony”… Was a bit dyslexic for a moment… Wakakakaka!!!

    David C.´s last blog post..Kee Hsiao

  6. Just be careful when you are there loh…….

    We need updates and pictures and you sure take very good photos mah. We need picture proof if something happens to shut the police and Albar up.

    Pretend you are Press…….foreign magazine or something!

    toolan´s last blog post..Like father like daughter

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