Saturday, February 16, 2008

Election Watch 2008 (4)

Just in from Malaysiakini: Police spray tear gas and chemical laced water cannons in bid to disperse some 300 Hindraf protestors who had gathered peacefully to hand over roses and to press caretaker PM Pak Lah to heed the demands of the 18 point Hindraf memo submitted earlier. Go here for the lastest update.

Meanwhile Helen Ang writes also in Malaysiakini, about May 13, Feb14. Interesting read.


Anonymous said...

Self-exiled Hindraf chairperson P Waythamoorthy in a statement issued immediately after learning of the arrests said he was extremely disturbed by the manner in which the police handled the matter.

“Peaceful struggle, gesture of Love and cry for justice of the poor and underclass Indian society has been met with violence and brutality by the state sanctioned by Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. The attack on peaceful poor and underclass people who came with roses is appalling,

“I invite all peace loving people throughout the world to condemn this brutal attack on innocent citizens who were exercising their rights under Article 10 of the Malaysian Federal Constitution and Article 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” he said.

Police have declared today’s event illegal as no permit was given to the group.