Great video by Malaysiakini Citizen Journalist Jimmy Leow Beng Hock. Met and spoke to him that night before all of this happenned.
The police can use this to find the ‘real troublemakers’ at the anti-ISA vigil on Aug 1 at the Speakers Square in Penang..
Look at the noisy bunch. I saw them push Julius Choo which started the actual commotion.
Many were identified to be linked to Umno, calling themselves pro-ISA supporters, the silent majority, etc.
They had even shouted the 1Malaysia slogan but theirs was not a multi-racial crowd. They tried to drag a punjabi guy into their group – the guy’s a Gerakan member, but he refused.
Najib and Rosmah should be awesomely proud of these guys. Where are they anyway, ordering mayhem then run away for a holiday?
Is this Najib’s way of telling what life would be under Muhyiddin Yassin as PM of Malaysia? So better be nice to him?
To me, this strategy brought about closer solidarity between activists and probably sealed other people’s resolve to see total political change in the country.
The arrest was a miscalculation.Because it didnt frighten people no more. I believe some were even more aware of the ISA now than before. Thanks to the Police I guess.
Free publicity for the ISA vigil, or else, would the papers, blogs, internet have so much to say about it?
I do not quite agree with Penang CM Lim Guan Eng who said something like if the police wanted to make an arrest, they should also arrest the pro-ISA group.
Arrest must be condemned at all levels. And it would have been great to see two groups protesting or rallying about the ISA.
WIsh they had broke into a debate about why or why should the ISA be allowed or abolished. That would have been intelligent and a real democracy.
Not what I witnessed that night.