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Arumugam files review February 23, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Human Rights, Malaysia, Race Relations.
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(Lawyer Nik (left) with Arumugam at the Kuala Lumpur High Court Registry)

This afternoon was momentous for many of us.

K Arumugam who found his book, ‘March 8′ banned earlier this year, filed his judicial review to overturn the Ministry of Internal Affairs decision. To our knowledge, this is a first, despite having hundreds of books banned in the past few years.

It was lovely to see ‘Suaram-ites’ (both young and not-so-young) at the registry office. Present were former staff S. Arutchelvan, Tian Chua and I; founder member Dr. Nasir Hashim with his daughter; current staff Nalini and John Liu; and our friend Saravan. The wonderful lawyers from Chooi & co – Edmund, Nik and Adrian had worked around the clock, even during the holidays, in order to file it before the deadline expires.

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(Arumugam flanked by former Suaram staff, Tian Chua (left) and S. Arutchelvan (right))

This is one distinct feature about Suaram – that no matter which generation one may come from – comradeship binds us through thick and thin.

Everyone was in good spirits and jokes were aplenty. Arumugam gave a copy of the book to Tian and said in jest – that would get him arrested rather than the OSA-ed Litrak Toll Agreement.

See the first piece for context.

Excerpts from Arumugam’s affidavit will be posted over the weekend, depending on the stability of my Tee-Am-Net bandwidth.

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1. Rikey® - February 24, 2007

soon KFC and MCD will be BANNED also …. I hope they BAN mamak stalls, nasi lemak and air bandung as well since they at it!

2. raajarox.com » Blog Archive » Arumugam files review - February 24, 2007

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