More photos @ Penang Watch (Makkal Sakthi meeting rocked Penang!) curtesy of Ong Boon Keong. Also see Anil’s blog for a very very good report: 5 state govts back calls to free ISA detainees; and some great pictures. Oh, and we should NOT miss reading another good report at lucia lai’s mental job: Abolish ISA!
Ong said that this event was one of the ‘biggest anti-ISA meet for a long time in Penang’. And I say, we have to commend the Penang government for participating in this meet as well.
The 5,000-odd crowd gathered at the Penang Chinese Assembly Hall last night to hear talks on the ISA and call for the release of the 5 HINDRAF leaders.
“ISA TAK PERNAH WARAS! (ISA was never rational)”, says the power-point presentation by the Abolish ISA Movement (AIM).
And guess how many people are still languishing behind those kamunting walls?
Penang CM Lim Guan Eng was part of the panel of speakers, together with his deputy P. Ramasamy, AIM chairperson Syed Ibrahim, PKR’s Latheefa Koya (lawyer) and the mother of one of the HINDRAF 5.
“It was a very energising evening and a morale booster”, according to Ong, who attended the event.
But as usual, the police halted the event at 11pm, an hour before ‘curfew’ time. Latheefa’s speech was cut short and people had to disperse.
It seems most people have changed but not the police. What to do, they haven’t changed masters yet, those P(olis) D(i) R(aja) M(alaysia).
See Penang Watch more updates on the number of ISA detainees and the intake and drop-outs at Univerversiti Kamunting 🙂