Twenty one people were arrested during a peaceful Workers' Day gathering in KL. Not the best way for the government to observe this day in honour of ordinary workers. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJlH_cIcqjw?rel=0&w=480&h=390] Among those arrested are Sungai Siput MP Dr Jeyakumar...
About 500 police personnel in many trucks and cars were deployed to block a peaceful anti-nuclear energy gathering in Port Klang this morning. The police stopped the opposition's anti-nuclear protest at the Pulau Ketam jetty in Port...
Police moved in to stop Anwar from addressing a ceramah outside Azmin Ali's service centre in Gombak last night. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5vjRdXSjfo?rel=0&w=480&h=390] This ceramah, which aimed to highlight the latest developments in his case among othere recent events, began at 9.00pm. A crowd...
The spirit of the protesters at Tahrir Square is just amazing. The latest is that striking doctors and 3,000 staff from a key Cairo hospital along with 3,000 lawyers have joined the protests. A newly appointed Cabinet Minister for...
After what's been happening in Egypt, I thought I would draft a memo to dictators and authoritarian leaders around the world to give them some free and unsolicited advice. Dear Mr Dictator/Authoritarian Leader Recent events in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen and elsewhere...
Update: Zunar arrested. But his book launch tonight will proceed as planned, according to Malaysiakini editor Steven Gan. See CartoonKafe. A couple of days ago, I thought that would make a strange and 'arresting' headline. Sad to say, reality can...
The New York Times carries a feature on Thai forensics pathologist Pornthip Rojanasunand. BANGKOK— THE mild-mannered bank manager poked his head into the doorway, then quickly pulled it back. His wife was at work, and he did not...
Here's some footage of what happened at the Sultan Sulaiman Club in Kampung Baru on 7 March. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80IZiQpuDwA&hl=en_GB&fs=1&rel=0]
Three people were reportedly injured in the police action at a Pakatan ceramah yesterday. Naguib Mahfuz Ismail (left), Abdul Khalid Hassar and Tahir Said were reportedly injured during the incident last night - Photo courtesy of Shamsul Iskandar's blog The...

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