Seremban folks welcome their guest-of-honour at last night’s vigil
“ISA should be discarded into the Straits of Malacca!”
Photos by Rakyat@Work, whose camera battery was threatening to run out at the high points of the vigil. (Rakyat woke up at 11.00am today after a long and exhausting day – and night – “at work” yesterday!)
Date: Sunday, 9 Nov 2008 (Sunday)
Venue: Taman D R Seenivasagam, Ipoh (Map) and near Amcorp Mall, PJ
These Abolish ISA vigils are making a difference. All three ISA detainees arrested in recent weeks have now been freed – but there are 65 others. One by one, we will get them out.
Last night’s vigil in Seremban was encouraging for two reasons: the presence of more Malays, lending a more multi-ethnic face to the campaign against the ISA, and of course, the arrival of the special guest, the just-released ISA detainee, RPK.
Blog reader Angela Ooi of Seremban reflects:
Thank you everyone who came for our second vigil. We, Seremban folks, could not believe our luck having our beloved RPK spend time with us almost piping hot from his Kamunting cell. Earlier, I had asked Marina what message she had for the Seremban vigil.
She replied, “No message except I will bring Pete to them when he is free.”
Thank you dear Marina for keeping your word. God bless Raja Petra and his family – this is one cherished, loved and respected ROYALTY. Daulat Tuanku!
Now that Raja Petra is freed, I sincerely hope we do not forget our 65 fellow Malaysians who are not. Our Seremban vigil will continue till the government learns to listen to the rakyat who want the ISA abolished immediately. I hope all will continue to support this vigil and come in increasing numbers as the weeks go by. God bless Malaysia and more power to its people.