Hisham Rais picked up by unknown men and taken to Dang Wangi

Activist Hisham Rais was bundled into a silver Honda by unknown men at Dataran Merdeka and taken away on the eve of a mass protest rally which also happens to be the day of the Big Wedding. He is now at the Dang Wangi Police Station.

According to Fahmi Fadzil, Hisham said he was in a taxi, which was being trailed by a car and some motorbikes. When he got off the taxi, six men grabbed him. “One of them dragged him by his chest, covered Hisham’s mouth to stop him from shouting. They threw Hisham into another car and took him to Dang Wangi.”

This was the scene when he was taken away:

Keadaan di tapak #kitalawan menjadi kecoh ketika A Samad.Said sedang berucap. Peserta melihat Hishamuddin Rais ditarik…

Posted by Nashita Md Noor on Friday, 27 March 2015

And Tian Chua has been asked to go to the Dang Wangi Police Station. Activists worry he could be arrested. (more…)

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Elected reps in lock-up uniforms

These are the elected representatives of the people of Teja and Simpang Pulai. They were arrested when police swooped down on a Pecat IGP sit-in at Dataran Merdeka earlier today.

Simpang Pulai Adun Chang Lih Kang and Teja Adun Tan Kar Hing – Photograph: Fahmi Fadzil

Meanwhile, Rafizi Ramli is the latest elected rep to be arrested while a UM lecturer Dr Khoo Ying Hooi is under investigation for an article he wrote. (more…)

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Anti-GST protesters: Names of the 25 held overnight in Shah Alam

These were the 25 activists taken to the Shah Alam District Police Headquarters last night. Release them now!

  1. Megat Khairul Anuar Razali
  2. Suhaili Wan Azahar
  3. Azhar Achil
  4. Md Sani Md Shah
  5. Mohd Nasaie Ismail
  6. Ahmad Syukri Ab Razab
  7. Arul
  8. Suresh Kumar
  9. Muhammad Safwan Anang
  10. Akmal Noradzmi
  11. Edyes SAMM
  12. Dr Jeyakumar
  13. Nasir
  14. Khairol Najib
  15. Dr Hatta Ramli
  16. Che’gu Bard
  17. Pian
  18. Tan Chee Hooi
  19. Nagen
  20. Bawani
  21. Saras
  22. Sook Hwa
  23. Annie Ooi (Auntie Bersih)
  24. Nashita Md Noor
  25. A Jerit activist

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Stunning reversal: Developer freed from order to rebuild historical mansion

madame pykett

I am baffled as to how the order to rebuild the demolished 19th century historical Khaw Sim Bee Mansion (along Pykett Avenue) could be so easily lifted.

The lifting of the order seems to follow a certain modus operandi – order a halt to construction work, make a big show of ordering rebuilding or restoration, wait until the public outcry subsides or until enough people forget, and then allow business as usual to proceed. (more…)

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89 anti-GST protesters arrested; MPs Kumar, Hatta among 26 held overnight

A total of 89 anti-GST activists were arrested today, of whom 26 are being held overnight by police.

Twenty five of them, including six women, are being transported from the Kelana Jaya Police Station to the Shah Alam District Police Headquarters. (The 25 arrived there after midnight; the remaining one of them is still at Kelana Jaya.)

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