I just received this alert from JERIT campaigners. Please help them or pass this word around, and please give the police a hard time by calling them or sending appeal letters to the relevant authorities on behalf of JERITers. Don’t the government have any idea at all that today is International Human Rights Day? It’s also the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 60th Anniversary – which Malaysia is a party to. Shame, shame. Sangat memalukan.
Updated 12.10am, Malaysian time:
Follow Anil Netto’s blog as there are some good images there on the JERIT-police harassment.
Follow Haris Ibrahim’s Peoples Parliament for updates on who’s still arrested and who’s been released. Haris has prepared a sample letter to write to the relevant authorities about the JERIT arrests. Up to now, 8 of them are still being detained. What baloney!
The National Secretariat of JERIT will be submitting a memorandum to SUHAKAM protesting the police intimidation and harasment on the JERIT Cycling Team . Details of the programme is as below
Date : 10/12/2008
Time : 12 pm
Place : SUHAKAM Office
We hope that friends, supporters, comrades and friends of media will attend this event to give support and coverage
For further details please call Kohila -019-2275982
Updated 3.30pm SEGAMAT:
Finally after more than 3 hours, the Pajero, Van and Lorry of the southern JERIT team was released. This was done after taking statements from the drivers of the vehicles. One of them , Cheng ( driver of the van) was released on police bail as the leaflet is being investigated as there is no proper “information ” on the publisher. This release was only secured after hours of negotiation and also reasoning as there is nothing wrong with the leaflets.
The irony here is one district says leaflet is okay, the other says nope it is not okay. The police really do not know what they are looking for. Their only aim is to frustrate us and make it hard for us to continue the campaign. But the more they stop, the more persistent we are.
We will continue this campaign until we reach KL on the 18/12/2008. The OCPD actually mentioned it seems that he has been getting a lot of calls protesting the blocking of the vehicles. This shows that all the calls made by supporters and friends are effective. JERIT would like to thank all supporters , friends, comrades for the solidarity shown. This is just the 7th day of campaign , we have 9 more days to go.
By: People the Force for Change, Kohila, Sekretariat JERIT.
The Cyclists have been released and are in the bus now. The 4coordinators, Sungai Siput MP Dr. Jeyakumar and the bus driver is still being held in Kuala Kangsar police station and no update on their status
Helen who was punched and sexually assaulted has made a police report. Lee Huat Seng’s camera was confisticated and in the process the police hurt him in the arm , now bleeding. Taiping : The 2 DEMA Members still under arrestSegamat : Lorry, van and pajero still not released.
IPD KUALA KANGSAR
The police have arreste 5 JERIT coordinators, Ranee, Sugumaran, Karthi, Helen and Jothi plus bus full of participants detained. They are going all out to stop the campaign.
Please call the police station : 057762222 / 0175311697
IPD TAIPING ( UTARA)
2 STUDENTS FROM DEMA YONG CHAT WAH AND OOI CHOON NAM , PART OF THE JERIT NORTHERN TEAM WERE ARRESTED JUST NOW FOR LEAFLETING IN THE BUKIT GANTANG REST AREA BY TAIPING POLICE
THEY HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TO TAIPING BALAI : PLEASE CALL AND DEMAND FOR THEIR RELEASE
TELEPHONE NUMBER : BALAI POLIS TAIPING : 0582912222/ OCPD : 019-6000240
For more information please call : Dr Kumar : 019-5616807
IPD KUALA KANGSAR
Cyclists and vehicles have been stopped at Kuala kangsar toll exit and not allowed to proceed to Sungai Siput. Police demanding cyclists particulars .
Please call IPD Kuala Kangsar to pressure : 05-7762222
For more information call Ranee :
IPD SEGAMAT ( SELATAN)
The Van , Pajero, Lori of the cyclists team have been brought to Segamat IPD. The issue is the OCPD does not want us to leaflet.
Call IPD Segamat to pressure : 07-9312222 / OCPD Supt Abdul Majid : 0174121366
For more information call :Simon : 019-2612259