Arrests at Johor’s anti-crime protest June 17, 2007Posted by elizabethwong in Uncategorized.
A group of Johor Bahru’s residents today, on their own initiative, organized a demonstration in front of the residence of the Johor Menteri Besar.
When the demonstration was almost over, the Police moved in to arrest 2 activists, Nyam Kee Han and See Siew Min. from Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) Johor Bahru branch, who leafleted there in the morning.
The demonstration was organised to bring to the attention of the MB, the rising crime rate in Johor Bahru, and to call on him to take immediate action.
The leaflet that they distributed urged for immediate setting up of the Independent Police Complaint and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC), as recommended by the Royal Commission on police reform.
Guess the cops didn’t like that at all, and to be told they were doing a really bad job.
They are currently being held at the IPD Johor Bahru (Selatan) police station.
So once again, the police of Johor Bahru prefer to waste public funds on intimidating activists instead of crime-busting. So when the next time there’s another crime committed, the Investigating officers can say, “Sorry Tuan … Busy lar….”
Please state your protest against the arrest of the 2 activists via sms, faxes or phone calls to the following
ASP Nor Hashim : 0127235776
CID chief of IPD Johor Bahru (Selatan)
OCPD: ACP Safie bin Ismail
IPD Johor Bahru (Selatan)
Ibupejabat Polis Daerah Johor Bahru
Polis Diraja Malaysia
JKR No.489, Jalan Meldrum, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor