Wednesday 6 May 2009

Wear Black as a Sign of Mourning for the Steady Decline of Democracy in Malaysia

Round up the usual suspects, as a warning, so as to terrify others

Conlige suspectos semper habitos, in terrorem

This T-shirt may be suitable attire

Wong (on the left) and friends are wearing other variation on the theme of black



To protest Wong Chin Huat's arrest and remand, under the archaic, catch-all and oppressive Sedition Act 1948, and also to show solidarity with the three citizens who were greeting by about 40 armed police and arrested for attempting to deliver a birthday cake with butter icing commemorating the 31st birthday of murdered Mongolian translator Shaariibuu to Najib; it was reported they were also taking Najib a letter from the late Altantuya's father and also carrying a banner. This happened near the PM's office in Putrajaya.


To protest at the arrest of PAS vice-president Mohamad Sabu, PKR supreme council member Badrul Hisham Saharin, Sani Md Shah, Saufi Mihad and Yasir Sheikh Abdul Rahman.

Also the wearing of black is to support the fight for democracy in Ipoh on Thursday 7th May 2009, regarding the Perak State Government fiasco. The police reportedly have obtained a court order to stop people from being within 500 metres of the state secretariat building during the State Assembly sitting.

It was reported that Perak State police chief Deputy Comm. Zulkifli Abdullah said the magistrate’s court in Ipoh, granted the ex-parte injunction to Ipoh OCPD Asst .Comm. Azisman Alias on Wednesday. 6th May 2009.

So there could be a lot more [perhaps 'politically selective'] arrests tomorrow.

Malaysians will be waiting to see who is arrested and who is not.

Named as respondents in the application were members and supporters of political parties PKR, DAP, PAS, Barisan Nasional, and also all members of the public.

According to news reports, the injunction was granted under Section 98 of the Criminal Procedure Code, all respondents (in a nut shell that means anyone and everyone) were prohibited and warned not to be present or take part in any gathering within a half kilometre radius of the Perak State Assembly Building’s gates.

Meanwhile, the real criminals in Malaysia are having a whale of a time!

Crime rates are up, and as one example, just today the press reported "The number of rape cases reported in the country doubled from 2003 to 2007."

Commune periculum concordiam parit. Noli nothis permittere te terere

Common danger brings forth harmony. Don't let the bastards get you down.

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