Saturday, January 26, 2008

Belum bermula, tangkapan dah dibuat! / Stop preventing peaceful assembly


Detikdaily
Demo di KLCC belum bermula, tangkapan dah dibuat!
Posted on Saturday, January 26 @ 18:04:08 EST by reformis
Fokus Isu AKHIRNYA DR HATTA RAMLI DAN TIAN CHUA DITANGKAP POLIS KETIKA MENGADAKAN SIDANG AKHBAR DI DEPAN KLCC

Tangkapan sudah meningkat lebih 20 orang termasuk wartawan malaysiakini. Tak pasti pula apakah ada orang awam yang mahu membeli-belah atau lepak-lepak sekitar KLCC juga ditahan? Penangkapan terhadap wartawan adalah petanda kezaliman melampau dan gugatan besar terhadap kebebasan bersuara.

KUALA LUMPUR: Belum pun demonstrasi membantah kenaikan harga barang bermula di KLCC, tangkapan sudahpun dilakukan oleh pihak polis. Difahamkan sekurang-kurangnya enam orang Unit Amal PAS telah ditahan dan dibawa ke Ibu Pejabat Polis Kontigen Kuala Lumpur.

Haprak betul pasukan polis yang diperalat dan diperkudakan oleh Umno-BN. Haprak betul polis di bawah menterinya Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Khabarnya seramai 5 orang muslimat PAS turut ditahan. Juga terbabit wartawan malaysiakini. Apa cerita ini Dollah, pemberita yang nak buat liputan pun kena serkup.

Oopp, kawan bagitahu, ada lagi tangkapan .... Memang betul-betul takut Umno-nak hadapi suara rakyat yang makin menderita dengan keperitan bebanan hidup.

Tak pasti sama ada demo Protes ini dapat dilangsungkan atau tidak. Dulu orang bercakap di Malaysia ada kebebasan bersuara tetapi tiada kebebasan selepas bersuara. Sekarang semuanya haprak, nak menuju ke tempat demonstrasi pun tak boleh, apatah lagi untuk nak sama-sama demo!


LAPORAN MALAYSIAKINI

Crackdown at KLCC: Dozens picked up
Fauwaz Abdul Aziz | Jan 26, 08 2:04pm
More than two dozen individuals have been detained by the police near the Kuala Lumpur City Centre ahead of a protest against price hikes organised by the Coalition Against Inflation (Protes).

At about 2.45pm, seven PAS� party volunteers, including one woman, were picked up outside the KLCC Jalan Ampang entrance and brought to the Kuala Lumpur police contingent headquarters for questioning.

Almost simultaneously, near the Ampang Park LRT station, another five women and three men were also detained in connection with the rally.

Malaysiakini reporter Syed Jamal Zahiid was also picked up. He was detained while questioning a police officer over several arrests near the Ampang Park area.

Malaysiakini office has contacted Dang Wangi OCPD Zulkarnain Abdul Rahman to vouch for the identity of Syed Jamal who then assured that the journalist would be released after giving his statement.

At about 3.30pm, about 200 Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) supporters marching from Ampang Park towards KLCC were locked in a standoff with the police.

Ten minutes later, at least 12 PSM supporters and leaders were arrested after a minor scuffle with the police.

Police have declared the rally today illegal and have obtained a rare court order banning people from attending.

Commenting on the court order, PSM president Dr Nasir Hashim said the police were using the courts to curtail fundamental liberties.


�It�s a very funny court order. People are just walking around and they are being taken away. I think the lawyers should challenge this because we cannot express your grievances in this country,� he said.

JOM BERSIH!!! bersih.org/


Englishsection

Stop preventing peaceful assembly Image
The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is concerned that the police continues to prevent a citizen's right to freedom of assembly, as seen by the latest warning issued to the Coalition Against Inflation (Protes), which has planned an assembly this Saturday, 26 Jan.

On 25 Jan, national news agency BERNAMA reported the warning by Dang Wangi police chief ACP Zulkarnain Abdul Rahman, against the group holding the assembly. He reportedly said that the group has yet to apply for a permit, which means the assembly will be illegal.

CIJ stresses that freedom of assembly, as guaranteed under the Constitution, should not be restricted under the pretext of security. A country which claims to be democratic should allow the public to assemble peacefully without having to apply for a permit. This has also been recommended by the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM).

In May 2006, police broke up an assembly in front of KLCC to protest rising prices. According to the findings by SUHAKAM's public inquiry, 10 were injured due to excessive force by the police and 20 others arrested. It has since been dubbed the Bloody Sunday.

CIJ is concerned that the warning by the police only causes fear among the public and deters them from attending the assembly to express an issue of importance to them.

We urge the police to allow the assembly to go on without resorting to any interventions and to provide a safe environment for people to gather peacefully.

The Centre for Independent Journalism, Malaysia (CIJ) aspires for a society that is democratic, just and free, where all people enjoy free media and the freedom to express, seek, and impart information.

Gayathry Venkiteswaran
Executive Director
Centre for Independent Journalism
25th January 2008



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