The latest issue of Aliran Monthly is now out. Meanwhile, the Aliran annual general meeting today has unanimously resolved to call upon the government of Malaysia to abrogate the Internal Security Act and thereby restore justice and establish the rule of law. The AGM also urged all Malaysians to rally together to oppose the ISA and other oppressive laws.
Updates with Rakyat@work reporting ‘live’ from PJ:
2152: Malaysiakini reports that nine people, including three Pas leaders, have been arrested for failing to disperse when police moved into a group gathered at another location – a field in Ampang Jaya – since 8.00pm. The Abolish ISA Movement (GMI) had organised the event to launch an anti-ISA rally, expected to be held next year.
2143: “Did you guys catch the news of those … who paraded in the pro-ISA demo?” – SEOAdsenseThemes
News report say a couple of hundred people linked to Malay-based “NGOs” had gathered outside Wisma Sejarah, close to the Jalan Tun Razak police station, to lodge police reports against other NGOs such as Sisters in Islam and those campaigning against the ISA.
2130: The crowd is singing the national anthem now before dispersing.
2112: About 200 people are here now.
2109: More sharings from the ‘anak bangsa rakyat‘.
2051: Young people are sharing their reasons for participating in the vigil.
2048: The same conditions as the previous vigil apply. A few cops stayed some distance for our protection, but lots more plainclothes holding camcorders and even taking down notes.
2028: Haris has expressed special thanks to the Datuk Bandar.
2022: Haris is now addressing the crowd.
2017: Some 100 people have turned up for the PJ vigil.