Aha! Wot did I say yesterday?
Different rules of engagement, peeple. After Bersih, the police are “better prepared” to put a stop to the disgruntled Indians intent on attending this coming Sunday rally in Jalan Ampang. Wearing ORANGE, no less!
I’m of course referring to this report, particularly this para in bold;
Police yesterday set up roadblocks at major roads leading into the city, causing massive traffic jams. Some policemen were armed with submachine guns – weapons which are rarely carried openly by cops.
‘It is part of the police’s crime prevention efforts,’ Kuala Lumpur police chief Zul Hasnan Najib told The Straits Times.
He added that Sunday’s gathering, which has not been issued a police permit, was one of the reasons for putting up the roadblocks.
Similar roadblocks were set up during the Nov 10 rally to prevent protesters from entering the city centre.
Friends are calling to say there are multiple roadblocks all over Klang Valley, up till Rawang and from all entry points to the Kuala Lumpur and even in Seremban.
A friend who was driving in Seremban said he was stopped and his car serached, and so were the bags in his boot. Asked why, he was told by the polite, smiling cop, “Takda…saja check.”
BTW, this guy had no clue as to Hindraf and the class action suit until then.
Samy Vellu, who was in shock over the collapsed building in Perak and was given another shock by a UPSR student’s suicide, says Malaysian Indians are “free” to join the rally if they believe Hindraf claims.
Aiyo…Uncle Sam, but the IGP and Johari Baharom in say “cannot”! And to underscore that point, they just arrested Uthayakumar, one of the organisers of the rally. And again there will be a protest in front of the Shah Alam IPD at 2.30pm about this arrest.
And me? I still don’t understand why Malaysian Indians have to engage the British…who came, saw, colonised, pillaged and after some noise by locals…left.
I still think the thing to be done is to change the existing ethnic Indian political representation in Malaysia.
Even if it means kicking out Samy, the loose cannon Sothinathan (who now wants to have a punch-out with a woman), the mousy deputy-waiting-in-the-wings, Palanivel and the entire MIC.