Polis diperkudakan oleh Umno-BN
Posted December 10, 2008on:
Kenapakah bilangan anggota polis sentiasa cukup untuk dikerahkan mengawal, menangkap dan mengganggu aktiviti aman rakyat, sedangkan yang benar-benar memerlukan bantuan oleh penduduk mangsa tanah runtuh di Bukit Antarabangsa yang belum diberi perhatian sewajarnya?
Mangsa bencana di Bukit Antarabangsa belum merasa selamat untuk meninggalkan rumah dan harta-benda mereka. Rakyat di situ tidak yakin pihak berkuasa boleh menjamin keselamatan di kawasan tersebut..
Dr Jeyakumar telah dibebaskan kira-kira jam 6.45 petang semalam setelah ditahan selama enam jam.
Menurut beliau, pihak polis sama sekali tidak ada alasan untuk bertindak seperti yang telah berlaku.
Rakyat hanya secara aman ingin menyatakan kepada umum kegusaran mengenai masa depan dan kehidupan mereka yang kelihatan amat sukar dalam susana krisis kewangan global.
Police detain Sungai Siput MP Jeyakumar and wife
Four activists also arrested as authorities try to derail the Jerit cycling campaign
Police have arrested four activists and detained Sungai Siput Member of Parliament D Jeyakumar and his wife R Mohanarani, along with 45 others, for participating in the “Ride for Change” campaign.
The nationwide ‘The ‘People – The Force of Change’ cycling protest campaign is organised by Jerit or Jaringan Rakyat Tertindas (Marginalised People’s Network) to highlight issues on the need to enact a minimum wage act, abolish draconian laws like the ISA, the financial crisis about to hit the country, food shortage, and the environment among others.
Seen as a potential embarrassment to the Barisan Nasional government, the ride has attracted intense police harassment.
It is scheduled to end next Thursday when the team of 50-odd cyclists reach Parliament House to deliver a six-point memorandum to Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim.
Police blitz in KK, Taiping and Segamat
Among those detained this morning at the Kuala Kangsar police station along with Jeyakumar and his wife were five Jerit coordinators and 40 participants.
Meanwhile at Taiping in Perak, activists Yong Chat Wah and Ooi Choon Nam, both 22, were arrested at the Bukit Gantang Rest area.
Separately in Johor, another two participants Nyam Kee Ham, 25, and Cheng Lee Whee, 26, – who were driving a van and a four-wheel drive carrying campaign leaflets – were arrested in Segamat at about 3pm.
While Nyam and Cheng have been released on police bail, the reason for the crackdown has not been made clear.
According to human rights organisation Suaram, Yong and Ooi were arrested for distributing leaflets in the area while those held in Kuala Kangsar, including MP Jeyakumar, were detained “as part of the systematic attempt by police to frustrate their campaign”.
The 16th day Jerit cycling campaign, now in its seventh day, has been full of challenges since day one. Police and government authorities have thrown obstacle after obstacle in their wake in a bid to derail the ride.
On Saturday, eight bicycles were damaged in a fire set by arsonists when the 50-odd team of cyclists stopped for the night at Penanti in Seberang Jaya.
Last Thursday, one of them was detained at Merbau Pulas, Kedah and interrogated for several hours at the Kulim police headquarters.
Even the lorry transporting the cycles were not spared. The vehicle was stopped at the Penang Bridge on the third day and escorted to the Bayan Lepas police station.
The bicycles were returned to the cyclists only after several hours.