Ordinary Malaysians scrawl their signatures on the Abolish ISA banner
The Bishop of Penang (left) was among those who showed up
Some 200 concerned individuals turned up tonight in front of the Dewan Sri Pinang to attend the weekly candle-light vigil. The turnout was slightly lower than last week’s 300 perhaps because of the Raya holidays as some were still out of town.
But there were a few ‘visitors’ from KL attending tonight’s vigil, taking advantage of the holidays to return to Penang. One of them remarked that the Penang police appeared to be more tolerant of these candlelight vigils compared to the cops in KL.
Aliran’s Angeline Loh read out the names of the 66 ISA detainees and the duration of their detention as the crowd listened in silence.
A huge ‘Mansuhkan ISA’ banner was placed on the ground and those present then scrawled their signatures to support the call for the repeal of the Act.
Also spotted several bloggers in the crowd:
- Lilian (5xMom)
- Amiruddin (Wartawan Rasmi Laman Reformasi)
- Nanda from the People’s Parliament
It was also a pleasure to meet a few of you blog readers in person.
Among others in the crowd, apart from the familiar civil society faces, were the Catholic Bishop of Penang, Anthony Selvanayagam, and Bukit Mertajam MP Chong Eng.