FROM SUARAM:

Fourteen people, including eight Pakatan Rakyat elected representatives, were arrested by the Ipoh police at about 11.45am for alleged illegal assembly. The arrest of these 14 followed an earlier arrest of five people this morning while they were making arrangements for the launch of three-day hunger strike.

Those arrested were:

1. YB V Sivakumar,

2. MP M Kulasegaran (DAP’s Ipoh Barat)

3. Choo Ooi Beng

4. YB Leong mee Meng

5. YB Lim Pek Har

6. Vikneswary

7. YB Chang Lih Kang

8. YB keshwinder

9. YB Chan Ming Kai

10. Chai Sing Fatt

11. Vasu

12. YB Thomas Su

13. Chan Gee Keong

14. Faisal Bin Umar Ridzuan

Background

The group had earlier taken part in the launch of Pakatan’s hunger strike which was officiated by ousted menteri besar Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin. They were arrested while in a procession from the DAP headquarters in Ipoh to the High Court to file a suit against the state Barisan Nasional.

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 for the immediate and unconditional release the fourteen activists.

Your protest letters should be sent to:

1. OCPD ACP Azizman Bin Alias

Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Ipoh
Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab,
30000 Ipoh,
Perak.

Tel: 05-2451500

Fax: 05-253 5596

2. 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

3. Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak,

Prime Minsiter of Malaysia,

Prime Minister’s Office,
Main Block, Perdana Putra Building,
Federal Government Administrative Centre,
62502 Putrajaya, MALAYSIA
Tel : 603-8888 8000
Fax : 603-8888 3444

E-Mail: ppm@pmo.gov.my

SAMPLE LETTER

[Letterhead of your organization]

Prime Minister,

Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak,

Prime Minister’s Office,
Main Block, Perdana Putra Building,
Federal Government Administrative Centre,
62502 Putrajaya, MALAYSIA
Tel : 603-8888 8000
Fax : 603-8888 3444

E-Mail: ppm@pmo.gov.my

Dear Sir,

Re: Release those 14 arrested in Ipoh

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 exercising their freedom to express their views. Furthermore, the way the police made the arrests is in itself a blatant abuse of power, unprofessional and an excessive show of the force by the police.

We demand that the fourteen activists should 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 urge the government and the police to stop all forms of intimidation against the public and respect the freedom of assembly and freedom of expression of the people immediately.

Yours sincerely,

[Name]

51 responses »

  1. haha says:

    “In Bangkok twittering from Thai capital.Just informed Myanmar junta extended Aung San Suu Kyi’s 6-yr illegal detention by another 6 mths!”

    COMING SOON TO MALAYSIA

  2. bee yong says:

    Susan. I came across an article on the description of the various levels of HELL. It is the most disgusted, horrible, fearful article I came across. I lost the article. Susan, could you retrieve that article on your side of the earth? Reason. The period of the 6th letter of RAHMAN is indeed a period of very dark energy and a lot of people are very keen to go to HELL.
    Blogging, spinning, stealing, raping, judging, tangkap, frogging, dragging,etc are all voluntary actions which will contribute a corresponding effects. Evil cause will produce a corresponding evil effect….You Reap What You Sow.
    Nowadays many people are so keen to go to HELL but, then after reading the article on HELL, it is a terrible place to be. Susan, if you could get hold of that article and publish it on your blog, it would indeed refrain many to continue doing such terrible evil deeds. Hope we don’t transform this beautiful country from Boleh Land to Bodoh Land to Hell Land.

  3. Menyalak-er says:

    This is the self inflicted ‘death by a thousand cuts’ by naif, his cousin and warlords – using an ax to bludgeon all and sundry.
    Their paranoid psychosis have reached its terminal stage and they are in dire need of electro ‘shiock’ therapy. ‘Main sabun’ is no longer an option.
    PDrm is merely a blunt tool of reprehensible ideation – and they want respect? My district’s gangsta taikor deserves more respect – at least they have ethics, if not morality. These goons have neither.

  4. justme says:

    This illegal assembly thingy has been abused to no end. Either Bolehland has lost its senses or common sense has deserted those desperate for power.

  5. melampau says:

    Pindah ke negara lain jika nak buat tuntutan melampau — Pewaris

    written by Ulan Benson, May 26, 2009 11:26:02

    Maybe Zaki is telling us to boycott Mamaq stalls or any business connected with PEWARIS
    http://mt.m2day.org/2008/content/view/22406/84/#jc_writeComment

  6. wits0 says:

    Long ago the ‘lawmakers’ lost their commonsense in making bad laws which were made for easy lazy governance and to suit its own self-serving purpose. That’s why the pandemic of abuses become manifest this easy.

    Strictly speaking any functions at home like weddings that overflows your own private premises provide cause for arrests. Don’t we know the squeezed the living style that today’s people has to content with?

  7. Thor says:

    Protest letters to those three???
    Suaram must be kidding!!!

  8. Avertedd says:

    Кстати, по радио программа была об этом. Не помню, правда на какой волне…

  9. I-4-C says:

    Lock them up under ISA and therefore no more majority hehe

  10. k c low says:

    susan,
    with the police fully occupied in this un-necessary task, snatch thieves, robbers, rapists etc are having a gala time. Cheers to the police of malaysia.

  11. shitty says:

    Really shitty. Puasa also a crime now. Tomorrow eating is a crime.

  12. Leong Yook Kong says:

    I am so stupid that I do not know that FASTING is a crime now. Kerisman, please stop the rots in the “head hunters” without any further delay.

    What I know is:- FASTING is carried out by one to cleanse his/her soul from sins committed.

  13. kittykat46 says:

    Easily 50% of the police force is involved in “Political Regime defence work”.

    Snatch thieves, robbers, rapists are not seen as a threat to the BN regime, so they get minimum attention.

    Wer’re fast becoming Zimbabwe with some oil wells added in.
    When the oil runs out…..we’ll just be Mugabe-ed.

  14. wandererAUS says:

    Why don’t Mongolian C4 and his omo bastards arrest the whole of the opposition MBs and Aduns…so no opposition to the immoral gomen at all!
    “If you can’t win them, screw them”

  15. Morning Dew says:

    What is the point in writing to Najib when he had expressedly said that he doesn’t “micro-manage.” So he is distancing himself from any and all police action. If Najib is not in charge than who is ? The responsibility must than fall onto the new Home Ministry henchman. His rather low profile – hardly a tweet from him when so much police actions had been taken in recent days marked a new twist in malaysian law enforcement history.

    By keeping silent in all these there is then denialability. It is like a musical chair where only the police is found without a chair to rest on. Would the police be so foolish ?

    Great strategy but Najib has to be reminded constantly that the buck stops at his feet. MCA and Gerakan silence is truly deafening….not even a squeak.

  16. dev says:

    We still have people who demand that critics should leave the country, then why does the new leader proclaim that this is 1Malaysia, People 1st and Performance now? These fellows who complain must realize that Malaysia is between India and China, geographically it has been fated that Malaysia is made up of three major races. Like it or not the chinese and indians are here to stay. As we fight to evict each other out of this country, please note that there is a new influx of people who will inter marry and demand rights in the future, what happens then? If we embrace multi-culturalism it becomes our strength, if we oppose it, it will be our weakness.

  17. storm62 says:

    – sebut nama Altantuya, Tangkap.

    – pakai baju hitam, Tangkap.

    – peacful candle light vigil, Tangkap

    – write truthful new report, Tangkap.

    – melaka girl raped by former CM, Tangkap.

    – nak berpuasa sekarang, PUN TANGKAP???

    Malaysia Boleh!!! Malaysia my 2nd Home??? think again please!!!

  18. storm62 says:

    Lock them up under ISA and therefore no more majority hehe

    I-4-C – May 26, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    betul I-4-C, bila musim bulan puasa, kasi tangkap semua masuk ISA , then bn/umno will die a natural death…he he he.

    yg tak puasa mia semua kasi naik pangkat atau datukship…he he he.

  19. “I am so stupid that I do not know that FASTING is a crime now. Kerisman, please stop the rots in the “head hunters” without any further delay.

    What I know is:- FASTING is carried out by one to cleanse his/her soul from sins committed.”

    fasting is not a crime, but to encourage and instigate other ppl hatred towards government (and even to cause traffic jam and social distrubance) that’s certainly a crime! don hide your sinister intention behind a noble (fasting) act, so hypocritical ….

  20. i can imagine if a rapist and murderer do a hunger strike and demand to walk free, p-r oppos supporter will say ok, you can go.,…

  21. armagoddon says:

    I am not surprise. In fact it is true to colour. What do you expect from one who has no compunction to C4 anybody that is a thorn to his side? Be prepared for the worse!!!

  22. MADEinPERAK says:

    Apara!…nak beratus ratus polis/FRU hanya untuk menangkap 14 rakyat jelata….yg tak nak makan.

    Apa yg Zamry takut sangat dengan rakyat yang nak lapar.
    Memang Aneh ataupun terlampau.

  23. I-4-C says:

    So now they think they are above the law kah? Behave like a bunch of monyet !!!

  24. monyetumno says:

  25. monyetumno says:

    Part2

  26. monyetumno says:

  27. Pegasus says:

    The police has lost their direction,with Naif in lead ,the police are going where no right minded police will go or act. The IGP is just a cow who follows orders…can’t expect him to act as a IGP as he is not sure what he is doing..pity.! PDRM should just join Umno/BN and work full time for them…and maybe the IGP can even stand for election..!..we are in Bolehland…anything goes! The public then have to rely on private security guards to check crime!..Its mind boggling to witness all this circus act by PDRM…wonder whats more to come..what ever the 13th election will be the end for Umno/BN ..! 1 Pakatan it shall be!!

  28. K P VARAN says:

    Every action that the PDRM takes seems to be something like someone blundering through the compost heap. They seem to be lost cases. Just arrest and then release on Police bail. At least it keeps them occupied and in the meantime gives the Opposition more ammunition to attract more supporters to their cause. In this direction the PDRM is doing an excellent job for Pakatan Rakyat and Dato Seri Anwar must thank the IGP for the publicity being given to PR.

  29. vsp says:

    When a nonviolent act that couldn’t even hurt a fly is being brutally prohibited something is terribly wrong with this country.

    When we have a fake MB who claims to be an apostle of non-violence and yet allows this act of brutality to happen, this is a foretaste down the road to Zimbabwe.

  30. Gadfly says:

    The purpose of the reign of terror is to criminalise non-violent act less than that of hurting a fly. Otherwise, how can you terrorise the population?

  31. BANGKALIPOEYLUKIAKA says:

    These goons never care about the lives of the rakyat.

    To these officers, priority is POLITICs, they only serve their evil political masters.

    Snatch thief? Robbery? House break-in? Mat rempit? Rapists? Extortionists?…

    Aiyah, small crime, no need to reportlah. Report also no use…

    Somemore, tak cukup manpowerlah. …

    You fikir sendirilah.

  32. BANGKALIPOEYLUKIAKA says:

    I won’t be surprised one day AIPMC will sanction Bolehland also.

    Thanks to the great job by Najis and Gang.

  33. NO REST IN ARREST

    Now we have the latest “preventive arrest”
    Carried out in their interest “for their best”
    When branded as “in opposition” you get no rest
    With caution thrown to the wind there’s “no standard” in crest

    (C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng – 270509
    http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com
    Wed. 27th May 2009.

  34. isehsehman says:

    Persoalan yang timbul ialah kenapa perlu ditangkap mereka-mereka ini? Adakah mogok ini menyusahkan Najib atau Zambry atau Zahid Hamidi atau pihak polis? Ini yang merunsingkan kepala para bloggers dan para pemerhati politik dan juga rakyat khususnya.

    Keadaan ini telah menjadi indikator atau simbol terhadap kebodohan pihak tertentu dalam usaha untuk menggagalkan mogok ini. Dan sekali lagi pihak Polis telah di’hanjing’kan oleh Be End untuk menangkap mereka yang menyertai perhimpunan ini.
    http://jiwalempoyang.blogspot.com/2009/05/mogok-pun-kena-tangkap.html

  35. I-4-C says:

    This monyet behavior reveals the true color of the exSpeaker and his associates of Pakatan Buntut !!! Truly deserving to be caged under ISA prison !!!!

  36. isehsehman says:

    But the five workers of an event management company hired to put up the tent for the hunger strike event who were arrested earlier remain in detention.

    The five – two locals and three Burmese – seem to be collateral damage in the tussle between the authorities and Pakatan Rakyat.

    Perak police chief Datuk Zulkifli Abdullah told a press conference that they were being charged under Section 41 of the Sedition Act as they had tried to put up banners asking the Sultan to dissolve the state assembly.

    http://nikhassanazmi.blogspot.com/2009/05/zambry-berbohong.html

  37. tulang besi says:

    “I know Utusan and BHarian biggest fear right now is another boycot of their newspaper. Already their distribution is hanging on a thread. Another boycott might bring them under”

    The way TV3, Utusan, Berita Harian and a few of UMNO talking heads are going, it’s just natural for all Pakatan Rakyat’s state to start boycotting these hostile and biased newspaper and media.

    The boycott must start from the highest level of Pakatan Rakyat in the form of:

    a. Barring any Utusan, BH, TV3, TV1+2, NST etc reporters from all official functions, state assembly sittings, press conferences etc

    b. Openly disallow any of the listed news outlet from covering PR and their state governments

    c. Relaunch boycott of Utusan and these newspapers. We must drive their sales by at least 30%. My internal sources in Utusan and Berita Harian is praying day and night that the idea of boycotting their newspaper doesn’t cross any of Pakatan Rakyat’s mind. Trust me, any sort of media boycott will effect their bottom line DEARLY.

    d. Create conduits for genuine news from Pakatan Rakyat via blogs, websites, official party organs etc

    e. Revamp and improved the current party organ in terms of distribution and content. What’s wrong with Harakah having a sports section?.

    f. Start the leafletting movement down to the grass root level. Make it a monthly activity for all party machinery at every level down to cawangan.

    g. Increase PR state official organ from the current rate (tens of thousands) to at least hundreds of thousands and make sure distribution is spread out. In 2004, people who received the PAS/TErengganu state newspaper voted for PAS.

    h. Medias which is fair and friendly, must be given a special status i.e. special seats, regular meetings with leaders etc. Do not treat medias which is free and friendly the same way we treat the UMNO owned medias.

    i. Retract all licenses related to premises owned by UMNO owned media i.e. cancel the permission of TV3 to operate from Bandar Utama. Trust me, no one will care.

    j. Get the TV3 transmitter out of Bukit Lanjan as soon as possible or anywhere within the Pakatan state areas. Make sure they do not any outlet in our states

    It’s time we play hardball with these devils.

    What’s the point of being friendly with them? Whenever we say anything good, they will not publish it. And whenever we have a slip up, they will amplify it.

    Give me one reason why we should entertain them?

    When facing these UMNO owned media, no coverage is MUCH BETTER than having coverage for any form of coverage from these pack of wolves will almost certainly result in negative or twisted type of coverage.

  38. nana says:

    Cops are only afraid of indians in large numbers
    http://www.bmahendran.com/?p=760

  39. nana says:

    PIG snorts:

    At 2.30pm on Wednesday, 25 June 2008, Senior Assistant Commissioner (SAC) II Mohd Rodwan Mohd Yusof met Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan in room 619 of the Concorde Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Prior to this secret meeting, Rodwan and Saiful spoke on the phone at least eight (8) times.

    Three days later, at 2.00pm on 28 June 2008, Saiful went to see Dr Mohamed Osman Abdul Hamid of the Hospital Pusrawi to ‘complain’ that he had been sodomised by ‘a very important person’ and that he wished to lodge a police report. The doctor, however, found no traces or evidence that he had been sodomised and suggested, for purposes of the police report, that Saiful go to a government hospital.

    Who is Rodwan, other than the fact that he works for the IGP and is known as the police chief’s bagman and go-between with the organised crime syndicate that controls all the drugs, prostitution, loan-sharking and gambling rackets? Well, read the following archived reports to get a better understanding of this scumbag and slime-ball named Rodwan. Maybe then you can understand why he met Saiful in a hotel room three days before the sodomy allegation against Anwar Ibrahim exploded.

    http://mt.m2day.org/2008/content/view/22453/84/

  40. I-4-C says:

    These bunch of monkeys deserve the ISA therapy lah

  41. vortex says:

    These dap abbreviation for democratic action parasites deserved to be locked up together with the legitimate polis gansters.

    Let them have multiple orgasm in the locked up.

  42. vortex says:

    Lks is a life time parasitic king of eunuchs. The police gangsters sure will do their job shafting this parasitic king of eunuch bunch.

    Next the polis gangster will adjourn to Penang looking for his son, then Malacca his dil.

  43. vortex says:

    They won’t get the sympathy from the rakyat for they have been relied on the rakyat for a living for life.

    Gaji buta and not doing their jobs. That’s why Malaysia is a cuckoo country with all these da parasites around.

    Sysbas to the polis gangsters, though they deserve the same treatment from Mangalis!

  44. bodonomic says:

    yawwwwwnnnnnnn

  45. ktteokt says:

    BN and PDRM are taking the law in their own hands! Very soon the following things will take place:

    1. The manufacture, sale, purchase, possession and use of CANDLES will be controlled by LAW.
    2. Black becomes a WARNA HARAM in Malaysia and all stores, pasar malams and the like shall not sell any clothing which is black! And I wonder how the Chinese are going to mourn the dead if they don’t wear BLACK! If they do, wouldn’t that invite arrest for flouting the LAW?
    3. Fasting has also become HARAM now! I think very soon, we will have a MALAYSIAN edition of the Al-Quran which makes PUASA something HARAM!

    Great things happen in MALAYSIA – the BOLEHLAND where everything pun BOLEH! MALAYSIA BOLEH! BN BOLEH! PDRM BOLEH! What BOLEH is that? BOLEH mim alif ta ya!

  46. kekekeke says:

  47. I-4-C says:

    This bunch of monyet doesnt even have the patience to wait for the Federal Court decision and yet that exSpeaker played God in the Perak Assembly. This SAMSENG BEHAVIOR can only be cured by ISA therapy !!!.

  48. wongnoball says:

    I-4-C -,
    I saw what you did to your god on the other blog item…..main tahi dengan AI…….KAHKAHKAHKAH

  49. mahathirrubbish says:

    1st September 2000

    Suqiu ‘confounded’ by PM’s statement
    Leong Kar Yen

    4pm, FRI: Malaysian Chinese Organisations Election Appeals Committee
    (Suqiu) has said it is “confounded” by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir
    Mohamad’s likening Suqiu with the threat by communists in the past and
    the extremist Al-Ma’unah group.

    Suqiu secretary Ser Chun Eng told malaysiakini today he was “wondering
    why” the Prime Minister made the comparison in his National Day speech
    (PM likens Suqiu’s actions to communists and Al-Ma’unah, Aug 30).

    He reiterated that when the appeals were presented to the cabinet in
    September last year, they were accepted in principle, as stated by MCA
    president Dr Ling Liong Sik.

    In a press statement yesterday, Suqiu expressed shock and objected to
    Mahathir’s comparison of Suqiu with communists and Al-Ma’unah

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