Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bullied by the Police?

Bullying! Intimidations! Harassment! Intrusion! (By the 'BN’s' police?)

Today’s launching of the ‘fasting together’ among all the Pakatan Rakyat members of diverse religions at Wisma DAP Ipoh by Y.A.B. MB Dato’ Seri Ir Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin was disrupted and prevented by the police. The purpose of the fasting (and prayer) was to pray for Almighty God, the maker of heaven and earth to intervene and to give wisdom to the leaders to solve the Perak crisis as soon as possible for the good of the nation particularly the state of Perak.

There were a few hundred police personnel surrounding the vicinity of the Wisma DAP. The BN also dragged in the Ipoh City Hall Enforcement personnel to intimidate and harass the supporters at the gathering.

At around 7.30am, the police arrested five workers for assembling a canopy and putting up a giant balloon near Wisma DAP. At around 10.30am, Y.A.B. MB Nizar was prevented from greeting the people and the police personnel on duty.

Since the launch of the fast at Wisma DAP was prohibited by the police, supporters decided to adjourn to the Ipoh High Court nearby to hear the proceedings of the suit by 817 JKKK (Ketua Kampong) in Perak against unjust dismissal by the BN government. Those who started to walk there were arrested by the police.

Among those arrested were Member of Parliament for Ipoh Barat YB M Kulasegeran, DUN Speaker, YB V. Sivakumar, YB Thomas Su, YB Chang Lih Kang, YB Leong Mee Meng, and several supporters. The police also deprived the detainees of their right to legal counsel. Lawyer Mr Augustine Anthony, YB Dato’ Ngeh Koo Ham and YB Sivanesan were not allowed into the police station to meet them.

The questions everyone may ask are these:

1) Why are the police so concerned about a fast when they have much more urgent and important duties? Why are they disrupting Pakatan Rakyat’s peaceful time of fasting which breaks all barriers of races and religious? We are law-abiding citizens. We were not and are not violent. The police should have used their resources to solve problems like snatch thefts, robberies, kidnappings, murders especially the murders of Kugan and the foreign model.

2) What are the steps are the police are taking to solve the Mat Rempit problem which has cost innocent lives?

3) What are the steps taken to rid the police force of its rampant corruption?

4) Why is there a heavy police presence at by-elections as well? Is there any other motive than to intimidate voters and prevent them from coming out to vote? Again this is a waste of resources and the rakhat’s money.

The best and most logical solution to the Perak crisis is to dissolve the Perak State Legislative Assembly. Let the people of Perak choose the Menteri Besar and the government they want rather than leave the matter to the court. Let the Menteri Besar be the people’s Menteri Besar and not the court’s Menteri Besar. Pakatan Rakyat is ready to face fresh elections any time. MB Nizar was gentleman enough to request the Sultan of Perak to dissolve the DUN when he was declared the legitimate Menteri Besar by the High Courts on 11th May 2009 even though 56% of the voters in Perak had voted the Pakatan Rakyat in the general election in 2008. We want the mandate to be returned to the people of Perak. This is a democratic country so let the people decide whom they want to elect - whether a corrupted government or clean and able leaders to manage the state of Perak.

For more of police harassment: http://www.malaysiakini.tv/video/17125.html

posted by jason ling and edited by Bénévole Anonymne

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