Toll Demo #4 February 4, 2007Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Human Rights, Malaysia.
Tian Chua arrested, not long after a deal was struck between the police and him to allow the people to gather for a few minutes. The police were present since 2 pm and stood at every entrance of the IOI Mall in Puchong.
At least a dozen were arrested. They include Nora (above), Yee Ling (Youth for Change), Jasmine, Badrul Hisham, Ezam Mohd Nor, Tian Chua, R. Sivarasa (KeADILan), Dr. Hatta Ramli, Mohd Sabu, Member of Parliament Salahuddin Ayub (PAS), reporter Syafik and several others.
The police attempted to bar photographers and TV crew from taking visuals. This Chinese daily photographer was literally chased around but he held on to his camera.
An unknown police officer in uniform boxed my right ear, then dashed into the crowd so I could only make out his fleeing back.
I found out later some other people experienced this form of ‘punch-flight’ too, as if the police decided to let off some steam by giving sly punches to anyone near them. (see Chinese-language e-news site MerdekaReview for context)