The powers-that-be must get it into their thick heads that the whole country, every inch of it, belongs to the people, asserts Tota.
Hassan Karim provides an eye-witness impression of the massive Abolish ISA rally in KL today, during which 589 courageous Malaysians were arrested.
Kuala Lumpur, 1 Ogos
Dari dalam LRT aku melalui Stesyen Mesjid India. LRT itu berhenti tetapi pintu tidak dibuka. Tiada penumpang yang naik atau dibenarkan turun. Ada pengumuman sebelum itu bahawa LRT tidak berhenti di Stesyen Mesjid Jamek dan Stesyen Bandaraya kerana ada perhimpunan di Dataran Merdeka.
The mainstream press yesterday (26
November), particularly The Star and the New Straits Times, appeared
to have shared something in common: a blinkered perspective of the
recent Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) rally, and their denial of the reality on the ground. The Star flashed its front-page banner
headline, "Show of defiance” while the NST splashed a screaming
front-page headline, "Defiance", both suggesting that the
illegal assembly of seemingly recalcitrant demonstrators deserved the
chemical-laced water and tear gas fired by the police. A balanced
treatment of the incident was given by theSun in its front-page
report“Police break up Hindraf rally”.