There’s several actions already in place to campaign for Raja Petra Kamaruddin’s freedom and the abolishment of the ISA. You may join one or all of them!
2. Malaysia Civil Rights Actions: A call for a synchronized action to help RPK.
3. Yellow ribbon campaign – ribbons to be distributed in Holy Spirit Cathedral this weekend. “Hoping that people will tie it on their car ariels and motorbikes. Let us make a statement on what the rakyat feel about the ISA. Please pass this message around so that more people can do the ribbons for distribution” (from the organiser).
4. Candle light vigil (Venue : Dataran Merdeka , Kuala Lumpur, Date : Saturday, 27th September 2008, Time: 7.00pm) – contact person: Sambulingam Wisvalingam, National Hindraf Coordination team).
And if you think this is NOT enough, look inside, sample letter for you to send to the relevant I (could be individuals or idiots!).
A freelance web developer is working on a website to allow anybody to log in and send a protest letter, where the number of senders (to the intended destination or email addresses) can be collated by the site with statistic (will furnish the URL once it is done).
Isn’t that fabulous?
5. Sample letter to be fax/posted/faxed/email to the YDP Agung, PM, DPM, Home Minister, etc. (by SUARAM/Abolish ISA Movement):
Re: Release Mr. Raja Petra Kamaruddin and All Other ISA Detainees Immediately!
We are writing to you to register our strongest condemnation and protest against the use of the Internal Security Act (ISA) on Raja Petra Kamaruddin an editor of popular news portal Malaysia Today. Under the ISA, a person can be detained without trial indefinitely. It violates important and fundamental rights such as the right to be presumed innocent before proven guilty, the right to an open and fair trial and the right to legal counsel.
We strongly condemn and protest against your action of arbitrarily signing the two-year detention orders for Raja Petra and all other ISA detainees currently in detention. The government must respect the right to trial and abolish the ISA and all forms of detention without trial; charge all detainees in an open court. Failing to do so, the detainees must be released immediately and unconditionally.
‘Preventive detention’ in Malaysia disregards human rights and violate the safeguards enshrined in the Federal Constitution and international human rights law. The continued use of the ISA only goes to show that despite being a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Malaysian government pays scant respect to human rights.
All forms of detention without trial must be abolished!
Thank you for your attention.
6. Haris Ibrahim @ People’s Parliament is suggesting a HARTAL. Seems like a GREAT idea!
I will add as more information trickle in. And if you see my earlier post (10 things to do for RPK et all now), there’s lots of ideas, but what you have do now, people, is get it going (do one or all of the suggested actions, whichever you feel passionate about) going, don’t wait for anyone, do it yourselves, we have no generals, only soldiers here!
And we’ll FIGHT till the end.