You’re supposed to lean on people when you are not strong. But in Malaysia, it is a practice in recent times, to lean on those especially if you are too strong.
“Lean” heavily, preferably with tear gas canisters hanging from your belt, full riot gear and a Heckler & Koch MP5 pointed straight at whoever you are leaning on.
Why? Because this is Malaysia, where “public order” comes first. Where any show of dissent is stomped on with those hard regulation boots.
Hindraf Hindraf Hindraf. Demonise those idiots whose main transgression is a bloody stupid piece of paper containing lots of bizarre allegations, while you ignore the fact that a lot of people are unhappy with the establishment for a basket of reasons. Thanks to PosterBoy Mob, u da man!
And today, the spate of arrests have started. How convenient. Abdullah justifies it this way.
“If I have to sign a detention order, if someone has to be taken in under the ISA … I’ll do it without feeling guilty, without feeling sad. I know that I’m doing my duty,” he said.- Reuters
Anwar Ibrahim was “briefly” detained at KLIA. Tian Chua, was arrested along with Dr Lo Lo Ghazali of PAS and 10 other people when they turned up the the Parliament today to hand over a memorandum protesting a Constitutional amendment allowing the present Election Commision to extend his tenure.
Bits from AFP today,
Sentul district police chief Sofian Yasin said 12 people have been arrested so far while officials from opposition party Keadilan said 21 have been detained, including a 13-year-old boy.
More than 400 police surrounded the parliament to block the electoral reform campaigners who were forced to march there on foot after all roads leading to the building were closed off.
Trees lining the streets were posted with copies of a court order obtained by police that banned the campaigners from parliament- AFP
Meanwhile, the 13 Opposition MPs have staged a walkout from the Parliament in protest over the arrests of people who were protesting the constitution amendment, by the police.
Plus, Uthayakumar of Hindraf got rearrested. Malaysiakini has the story but to read that you’ve gotta pay laa. Now, this guy has some stuff to answer for, but what about the 31 fellas denied bail ? Atempted murder? Please laa…
First the rally organisers and participants, then the lawyers, the opposition politicians…then what? The Bloggers? Who knows they would be coming after us bloggers next…after all in Malaysia everything Boleh, right?