Steven Sim describes his experience during a vigil at the Kelana Jaya Police Station for those arrested during an anti-GST sit-in at the PJ Customs complex earlier that day.
Police moved in to disperse anti-ISA vigils last night and arrest some of those gathered in major cities nationwide. Yesterday marked 50 years of the draconian law.
The events were organised by the Abolish ISA Movement (GMI). In Petaling Jaya, 29 protesters were arrested. They were all released by dawn the next day.
In our cover story, Anil Netto takes a close look at the ongoing candlelights vigils where ordinary rakyat have been coming out to express their desire for justice and reforms. The vigil on 9 November was broken up by police and 23 people were arrested. But that is unlikely to deter others from persisting with the vigils.
The horrors of the past should spur us on in the struggle. Johan Saravanamuttu revisits Operation Lalang and gives us a bit of the background to the mass ISA crackdown in 1987. One of the 106 detainees then, Lim Chin Chin, shares her ordeal during her detention.