Tony Pua and Malaysiakini cameraman detained for candlelight vigil
Posted on November 10th, 2008 by Lilian • Filed under: politics
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?
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.