suaram

Damn! Read-lah this press statement by SUARAM:

Teluk Kumbar police had stopped the cyclist of JERIT cycle campaign from leafleting in Teluk Kumbar, Penang. The whole team is being asked to go to Teluk Kumbar police station. Inspector Lokman (Police officer in duty) had stopped the cyclist and warns them not to continue cycling and threaten them to be arrested if they ignore the order.

A bus and lorry containing cycles of the cyclist also have been brought to Teluk Kumbar police station. The police continuously intimidate and threaten the cyclist since the campaign started on the 3rd December. Yesterday Ruben a/l Loganathan arrested by the police in Merbau Pulas, Kedah for leafleting leaflets containing demands of JERIT’s Bicycle campaign.

SUARAM strongly condemns the police for their ongoing attacks and intimidation on freedom of expression, a fundamental right which is guaranteed under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Federal Constitution of Malaysia. We demand the Malaysian government to allow the cyclist to continue cycling and practice their freedom of expression as stated in Federal Constitution.

Background
JERIT or Oppressed People’s Movement is organizing a cycling campaign throughout the nation to put forward six demands to the Prime Minister of Malaysia. The campaign officially began on the 3rd December at Wisma Darul Aman Kedah. 50 cyclists have been flagged off from Wisma Darul Aman and they would cycle for sixteen days through Kedah, Penang, Perak, and Selangor. On 18th December they will handover a memorandum to the Prime Minister in Parliament.

For further details please contact Choon Kai at 019 5669518

Released By: Nalini.E,
SUARAM Coordinator

Urgent action needed:

Please write protest letters to the government and the police to express your strongest condemnation of the arrests and the ongoing denial of rights of expression. Please also demand the Malaysian government to allow the cyclist to continue their campaign and allow them to practice their freedom of expression as stated in Federal Constitution.

Please call and send your protest letters to:

1. Teluk Kumbar Police station
Balai Polis Teluk Kumbar
Polis Diraja Malaysia
11920 Barat Daya
Pulau Pinang

Tel: 04 649 1953
Inspector Lokman: 013 9446352
ASP Haidi: 019 5776999

2. IPD Barat Daya
Ibupejabat Polis Daerah Barat Daya,
Polis Diraja Malaysia,
11000 Balik Pulau,
Pulau Pinang.
Tel: 04-8669222
Fax: 04-8668822

3. Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Musa Hassan, Ibu Pejabat Polis Diraja Malaysia, 50560 Bukit Aman, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tel: +603 2262 6015, Fax: +603 2272 5613

SAMPLE LETTER
[Letterhead of your organisation]
Inspector-General of Police
Tan Sri Musa Hassan
Ibu Pejabat Polis Diraja Malaysia,
50560 Bukit Aman,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +603 2262 6015
Fax: +603 2272 5613

Dear Sir,

Re: Police have stopped cyclists from leafleting in Teluk Kumbar, Penang

We are writing to you, once again, to express our outrage and our strongest condemnation over your government’s ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression.

We are appalled by your government and the police’s latest actions and view this as yet another attempt by your government to intimidate Malaysian citizens from participating in any form of public assembly and exercising their freedom to express their views.

We demand that cyclists, lorry and bus containing the cycles and the rest of the team to be released immediately and unconditionally. We further demand that your government stops the assault on freedom of expression.

We strongly urge you, once again, to stop bringing shame to Malaysia, a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council. We would like to remind you that freedom of expression is guaranteed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as the Federal Constitution of Malaysia.

Yours sincerely,

[Name]

25 responses »

  1. lucia says:

    this is crazy! it’s a peaceful campaign, why aren’t they allow to do it? i bet if it is a cycle campaign to say yes to ISA or to campaign for najib as PM, the police won’t touch them!

  2. ericind says:

    This is how our barbarians men in blue at work

  3. ericind says:

    They r dogs mastered by Umnogoons,the chief dog is trying to lobby his master for billions RM of upgrading projects for his puppy.

  4. ericind says:

    Let the whole malaysians burry the dogs n masters in the next GE start with K,Trengganu by election..

  5. Joethi says:

    Typical of men in blue who always care to abuse citizens while the law-flouters go scot-free with rakyat’s billions siphoned into their personal accounts! Damn!

  6. anti-Dato' Bendahara says:

    Susan,

    Look at what this stupid bendahara guy said

    ”Many are fascinated by the murder of a Mongolian Beauty. The case is in court. A Khairy Jamaluddin-sponsored blogger like Susan Loone may discuss it to make a living, but what about the others?”
    http://hikayatmamakbendahara.blogspot.com/2008/12/abdullah-ahmad-badawi-has-created.html

    he’s a stupid idiot… he deserves some public lashing… zorro is planning to expose him, I hope you do the same!

  7. kittykat46 says:

    Passing out peaceful leaflets also tak-boleh ?

    My mailbox is full of Ah Long leaflets. I bet they are unlicensed operatives.
    I don’t see the police doing anything on this social scourge.

    Perhaps there is a lot of truth to the suspicion that the police are in the Ah Long’s pocket ?

  8. You all should know the quarter-cooked Malaysian Police by now !
    They work and protect UMNO and above all they take instructions from the DPM (so that the IGP’s son can win as many contracts as promised)!
    Just get rid of the IGP, AG and the CJ after the next GE and do not forget the Indian from Kerala,
    racist Mahathir, to have him indicted for all the atrocities he committed. Better still put him in a spaceship and just leave him in one of the stars !
    Low caste Indian from Kerala !

  9. panca says:

    *****P I G*****
    o n e
    l s n
    i p e
    c e r
    e c a
    t l
    o
    r

  10. Thomas Lee says:

    Are we living in a police state?

    If we care for our rights to freedom of expression, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of press, freedom in religion, culture, education and belief, and freedom in politics, we must resist at all cost the unconstitional and illegal practices of the authorities. We must be prepared to suffer and even go to jail to stand up for our God-given rights.

    Let’s us do our small part in promoting human rights among our family members, relatives, friends, collegaues and others whereever we are whenever we can. We can do it. Let us throw out the oppressive regime at the next general election. And for that to happen, we start now. We need to educate our people on their rights, expose them to the unjust and illegal practices of the current power holders, and motivate them to exercise their rights to speech up and vote. We must mobilise the people to work for change!

    Freedom isn’t free;
    We got to fight the fight,
    We got to sacrifice,
    Freedom isn’t free!

    NOTE: In case my words get misinterpreted to suggest that I ask the people to resort to violence (“fight the fight”), please note that “fight” is simply “struggle” or “strive for” for a cause. It is not fist fight or armed fight!
    As a Christian, and a lay pastor to boot, I don’t condone violence. I believe in peaceful civil struggle through the ballot box.

  11. wickwax says:

    Fark! What’s wrong with cycling? What’s wrong with giving out papers? Threat to national security? Baka yaro

  12. vasan says:

    invite all Mat Remp-itz to go for a ride lar…
    this government recognise Mat Remp-itz but not the cyclist..
    what the helllll…

  13. bamboo river says:

    To all who planned to leaflet, please bring some ALPO high protein to feed the strays!!!!

  14. storm62 says:

    how come there are so many stray dogs in the streets of Penang & Kedah and all Pakatan Rakyat’s states?

    where are all the dog catchers?

    dogs barking at innocent people, when Mat rempits hit the streets, all the dogs are sound asleep or having their tails between their legs.

    arrested for cycling & providing info to the public in Penang? what a joke!!

  15. Rainstorm says:

    Hi Susan. New look ar ? what a contrast from the last time🙂

  16. ikram says:

    suaram kinda sounds like suara haram. haha cool fonts anyway.

    unfair for cyclists.. tsk tsk. maybe they should raise the minimum education level for police. Right now its still PMR right?

  17. tuandungu says:

    “maybe they should raise the minimum education level for police.” – ikram

    Yours also. Idiot. PMR is nothing it seems. Blardy fool. It`s in the mentality you idiot.

  18. Con Text says:

    Cleric: Women’s Sexy Clothing Distracting Muslim Men From Sleep, Prayers

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,306658,00.html

    Eat, sleep and fark tuans

  19. Context says:

    All this highlights is UMNO’s schizophrenic and chosen path to self-destruct. And looks to attack those it believes it can. It chose RPK’s website. Several articles and discussions question the fundamental bases of Malaysia, the role of Islam, and other politically contentious issues that by law are declared seditious. One questioned the right of Muslims preachers to attack other religions in their Friday prayers. But instead of attacking him and his website openly, it uses newspapers and religious leaders to do the mudslinging.

    Dato’ Seri Najib kicked the ball first to insist to insist none should openly debate if Muslims could slander the followers of other religions, and promised to investigate the site, “Malaysia Today”.

    The Federal Territory mufti, Dato’ Mohamed Yusof Hussain, invites RPK over to show how he deviates from Islam and he could help him return to the fold. But instead of inviting him, he used the mid-morning Malay tabloid, Harian Metro, in the New Straits Times stable to reply. But his intent was incendiary, not resolution.

    But RPK has now come with a serious of questions on his website that he wants Dr Yusof to answer in Harian Metro before he would meet him.

    But what RPK complains of is true. Non-Malays living in the vicinity of mosques in Kuala Lumpur hear this call to arms against the non-Muslims through high-pitches megaphones often enough to be dismissed as untrue.

    I suspect Dr Yusof is annoyed a Muslim has spilled the beans; if a non-Muslim had done so, he could be ignored. Perhaps Dr Yusof should also tell us if Christmas carols mentioning Jesus should be banned at a Christmas party organised by the government.

    Was there a ban? Of course there was. Father OC Lim, who questioned it, is too senior in the Roman Catholic Church, and not a high Muslim cleric, to shoot his mouth off. The minister had to step in to defuse it, and insist it was only a suggestion. But that only proves what RPK said.

  20. Context says:

    oops wrong blog, please to remove.

  21. ericind says:

    ikram,i agree with tuandungu,u r real damm idiot,not worth my one cent..

  22. ikram says:

    tuan dungu and ericind are really impolite people. whats wrong with the two of you? You like to call people idiot..

    You guys (or girls) must be a bunch of 16-year olds…

    and the best part, although my opinions are not worth one cent, you still reply. So it has to be worth some value.

  23. LHHENG says:

    As usual, the most “efficient” police force in bolehland is at their best again. This time arresting and intimidating innocent cyclists.
    What a bunch of idiots and useless bums.
    Give up la.
    Rakyat must throw that pea brain, arrogant, shitty baldie toad from HM down the Penang bridge.

  24. Con Text says:

    I agree with tuan dungu and ericind and ikram.
    ikram is a less than one cent idiot value

  25. ericind says:

    context,good text,CHEERS

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