2150: Two more have been arrested: Nga’s driver, Haridas, and Taiping councillor Simon Uthaya Kumar.
Scenes from around Wisma DAP, Ipoh this morning – Photos by Kinta Kid
So what’s all this about? Arrest and release, arrest and release….
Increasingly, it appears as if all these arrests – over 160 in recent weeks – are aimed at frustrating civil society and opposition activists and their attempts to legitimately raise public awareness especially over the power grab in Perak. By no stretch of the imagination can those arrested be deemed a threat to security.
And since when has fasting become an offence? (Add this to the lengthening list of don’ts and tak bolehs we now have.) That’s the question posed by Aliran president P Ramakrishnan:
Aliran is terribly perturbed by the increasing role the police are assuming which is perceived to be undemocratic and very unfair. They have intervened whenever peaceful activities such as candlelight vigils are organised by civil society groups.
Nizar arrives at Ipoh DAP office to shouts of Hidup Nizar! He moves to shake hands with the cops but is prevented from doing so.
More arrests including adun from Pasir Pinji, Simpang Pulai & Jalong. Several supporters in black also arrested.
Tussle over canopy. Ipoh council wants to remove DAP canopy even tho party officials claim they have a permit.
Nizar has left the DAP office, heading to court. Perak village chiefs are expected to file a suit against the BN govt.
Siva and Kula arrested as they were walking towards the democracy tree.
A banner is unfurled. Dissolve the state assembly, it reads. Nizar walks around shaking hands.