Analyst Ong Kian Ming says he will not be cowed and stop the work he is doing after thugs turned up at his home yesterday and tried to intimidate him.
It is still painfully pitiful that the police may be investigating Irene Fernandez under the Sedition Act for speaking the truth about the abuse of rights and acts of violence experienced by migrants in Malaysia.
Aliran is appalled by the statement of Selangor police chief Khalid Abu Bakar claiming that the Sri Kembangan state assembly member Ean Yong Hian Wah had intimidated the police when he called on them to stop their investigation of DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng, for alleged sedition.
Charter 2000-Aliran is deeply disturbed by recent developments that could restrict the space for freedom of expression over the Internet and curb the democratic right of bloggers to air their opinions. It is especially worrying because the Internet is one of the few avenues left for concerned Malaysians to freely express views and gain access to information that is normally not carried in the mainstream media.
Instead of intimidating the people at rallies, the police should fight crime and protect the people, says Anwar Ibrahim.
Charter 2000-Aliran condemns the reported assault on an independent journalist who was covering the 28 May protest against hikes in oil prices and electricity tariffs at the KLCC.