Dave Anthony calls on BN MPs to take collective responsibility for the brutality towards peaceful Bersih 3.0 demonstrators and for the Lynas plant.
The heavy-handed treatment of Bersih marchers on 28 April must be the spring-board from which a nation-wide movement must be launched to end 55 years of continuous, unbroken one party rule at the ballot box, writes Tommy Thomas, who participated in the rally.
Martin Jalleh highlights the ‘performance’ of the police force in recent times and in the process shows the reasons for the failure of the government’s professed intention of improving the level of public confidence in the country’s police force.
Video footage of Padang Serai MP Gobalakrishnan being arrested and handcuffed this morning during the nomination process for the Permatang Pasir by-election.
Unless we take notice of the spreading epidemic of lawlessness, rising vigilante crime, mob mentality and arbitrary punishment that comes in the wake of the undermining of the rule of law, Malaysia is in danger of becoming a police state, warns Angeline Loh.
Reading of the recent death under police custody, we are bewildered and have to pose this question to our Prime Minister, “Will there be no end to this?”
Why are there so many deaths under police custody? And why do these corpses bear marks of police brutality? Do we have professional personnel or sadists interrogating suspects? Do we really get to the truth or force confessions out of these unfortunate suspects through coercion and brutal means?
Aliran condemns the brutal treatment meted out by the police against demonstrators protesting against electricity tariff and petrol price hikes in the vicinity of the KLCC on Sunday.
See no evil, hear no evil… that seems to be the policy of the mainstream English papers when it comes to reporting on the brutal suppression of protests against the hikes in oil prices and electricity tariffs such as the one held near the Twin Towers yesterday.
Aliran is shocked to learn that RELA personnel took the law into their hands and acted like thugs and gangsters in the manner they brutalised some 60 Indian nationals with passports and valid documents on 28 February 2006.