Saturday, 14 June 2008

Elected Representatives Arrested Outside the National Palace in Kuala Lumpur

At about 10:00 today, Saturday 14th June 2008, several elected representatives (Members of Parliament) from opposition party PKR (National Justice Party) were arrested for gathering outside the Istana Negara (National Palace) in Kuala Lumpur, this palace is the official residence of HM The King of Malaysia.

This was reported by Malaysiakini HERE

Below is a video of the incident from Malaysiakini TV / YouTube

It seems that even gathering outside the gates of the Palace is an arrestable offence in Malaysia, the tourists better beware!

See the Star newspaper on-line report HERE

The three Mps who were arrested were R. Sivarasa (Subang), S. Manikavasagam (Kapar) and Zuraida Kamaruddin (Ampang).

Three other three persons were arrested, they were the gathering’s organising committee member Lourdes Mary, human rights lawyer N. Surendran and Zuraida’s special assistant Salmah Ismail.

Vis consili expers mole ruit sua

- Brute force bereft of wisdom falls to ruin by its own weight.

Veritas vos liberabit

- The truth will set you free

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