P Ramakrishnan was supposed to deliver this address at an anti-ISA vigil in Penang on 1 August 2010, but before he could speak, four activists were arrested and the police dispersed the crowd.
An impromptu anti-ISA vigil to mark the 50th anniversary of the ISA was held outside the Jelutong Police Station in Penang for a good half an hour after the one planned at the Speakers’ Square was disrupted, reports Anil Netto.
The lop-sided nature of the face off is reflected in Ms Batek’s poem, which contrasts the baton-toting police with the candle-bearing protesters.
Anti-ISA protesters in London were surprised when Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman walked up to engage with them. Sydney Sassoon reveals what transpired in their conversation.
The simple act of actively lighting candles is perhaps dangerous if it illuminates the darkness of ignorance, oppression and injustice, says Yeoh Seng Guan.
P Ramakrishnan was supposed to deliver this address at an anti-ISA vigil in Penang on 1 August 2010, but before he could speak, four activists were arrested and police dispersed the crowd.
That’s Rama (centre) at an impromptu protest outside the Jelutong Police Station, where the four arrested were taken to.
Saya yang dibankit shares with us his fearful and disappointing experience at the anti-ISA vigil in Penang on 1 August and gives us some sound advice.
The Abolish ISA Movement (UK) has criticised the Malaysian government’s crackdown on Malaysians protesting against the repressive law.
Ordinary Malaysians are not naive: they see the difference between the police treatment of the pro-ISA group and the anti-ISA activists and they understand the biased treatment. The police action only makes the people turn against the BN, observes P Ramakrishnan.
About 300 people staged an impromptu anti-ISA vigil for 20 minutes near a shopping mall in Ipoh after police blocked access to the original venue at Padang DBI.