Live – Police break up Abolish ISA vigils

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2120: Roads to the sea-front near the Esplanade in Penang have been sealed off by police.

2110: Activists Kris Khaira and Chon Kai and lawyer Darshan Singh have been arrested at the Speakers Square in Penang. They are now in a truck at the Esplanade and more could be arrested. The cops outnumber the protesters.

Over in PJ, half a dozen people are believed to have been arrested around Amcorp Mall and the stand-off with police continues.

2018: Riot police have moved in to break up the vigil at the Amcorp Mall attended by several hundred people. A crowd of about 200 people moved into the mall to take refuge. Tian Chua says the police had used force against the people without waiting for organisers to negotiate and they want to arrest him as well.

The crowd are singing Negaruku. Malaysian Insider tweeted that two people have been arrested.

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bennymat7
bennymat7
2 Aug 2010 7.29pm

History have shown that individuals such as Rosa Park
of USA, Nelson Mandela of South Africa and Martin Luther King,Ghandi of India all have contributed to democracy and human rights. But they faced at that times great obstacles and prejudices and an awesome Police and Miltary Might but in the end the CONSCIENCE of right and human decency and the support of the people and the free world helped bring freedom, dignity and justice for the causes they were fighting for. REFORMASI !

Sean
Sean
2 Aug 2010 1.43am

If there’s a law requiring citizens to seek authorisation before gathering, you can’t really blame the police for enforcing it. They’re not judges who can interpret and challenge the law, they’re just agents of the law.

I guess Malaysians may be so accustomed to selective law enforcement that it might seem outrageous when the law is enforced in a way that’s disadvantageous to them!

Pearl
Pearl
2 Aug 2010 5.45pm
Reply to  Sean

“If there’s a law requiring citizens to seek authorisation before gathering, you can’t really blame the police for enforcing it. They’re not judges who can interpret and challenge the law, they’re just agents of the law.”

Oh yeah?

Then tell me how come the cops never took any (serious) action on those cow head protestors?

Selective enforcement 1Malaysia style.

Kaki pulau
Kaki pulau
2 Aug 2010 12.58am

Sorry, Anil, didn’t see the middle column.
Thanks a million for the coverage.

Kaki pulau
Kaki pulau
2 Aug 2010 12.39am

Heard that all ISA vigil/ protest arrestees in Penang have been released and that Shu Shi will be charged in Magistrates Court in Penang at 8.30am tomorrow in relation to 2008 Anti-ISA candlelight vigil and protests in Penang.

Kaki pulau
Kaki pulau
2 Aug 2010 12.32am

From the previous post – has Ng Eng Kiat (Suaram Penang) been released or charged yet? How many people attended the vigils and protests? Lau Shu Shi (formerly from Suaram Penang) has also been arrested. I am not clear where she was – in Penang? KL? or Sarawak? Please let us know if you get any news about Eng Kiat and Shu Shi.

Thanks.

Pearl
Pearl
1 Aug 2010 10.04pm

Who says there is a 1Malaysia?

We are living in a Malaysia where the cops are nothing but … serving their UMNO masters.

Imagine cops beating up the Rakyat who pays them their salary !!

Just imagine that !!!

Yang
Yang
2 Aug 2010 6.59pm
Reply to  Pearl

There has never been a 1Malaysia. Its is all a lies …

Gerakan K
Gerakan K
1 Aug 2010 9.44pm

Arrest and prosecute them. You have asked for it and got it.

Pandan muka !!!

Ahmad Syafiq
2 Aug 2010 6.50am
Reply to  Gerakan K

“In this day and age, protests should be accepted in this world, as people want their voices to be heard. If we don’t give them room to voice their opinions, they have no choice but to protest.” (Hishamuddin, Home Minister)

Yang
Yang
2 Aug 2010 6.45pm
Reply to  Gerakan K

Gerakan, your buddy tell you how come the police did not take action against the cow head protestors and you have the nerve to say arrest and prosecute them HOW SHAMELESS !!!

Gerakan K
Gerakan K
3 Aug 2010 12.13am
Reply to  Yang

I read from news that these culprits already fined and jail term being imposed.

Ahmad Syafiq
1 Aug 2010 9.29pm

Another crackdown on peaceful rallies. I never like to generalise the police force, but what on earth are some of them doing??? Most of them should be pre-occupied with fighting crime rather than cracking down on peaceful rallies.

s
s
1 Aug 2010 8.43pm

i didn’t see any report in malaysian insider?