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Arrests at Johor’s anti-crime protest June 17, 2007

Posted 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
Tel: 07-2232222-27
Fax: 07-2246925



1. hasilox - June 17, 2007

The police managed to catch…..erhhh…still practicing lah. Tried toll protesters, now anti-crime activists. When the training is done, the criminals will be in big big trouble. 😛

2. zorro - June 17, 2007

The Police’s job is to prevent people from occupying lock-ups because they WANT to use the lock-ups only for their own purpose.

3. wits0 - June 17, 2007

In the best tradition of penalising and intimidating whistle blowers, not wrong doings.

4. Urgent Appeal for the Arrests at Johor’s anti-crime protest - June 17, 2007

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5. yh - June 17, 2007

what is the PM doing now? going overseas again? For goodness sake, take care of your home first which in this instance your country as the PM. Kick some arses and crack your whip, PM.

6. monsterball - June 18, 2007

yh…That will be the day. If he can do that…he will be the best ever PM Malaysia has ever seen.

7. Yan - June 18, 2007

“How could these people spoil the plans of our Johor MB? He has just promised Singaporean investors for the IDR project that JB will have no more crimes like in the past”
Only Singaporean fools will believe our JB MB.

8. 4896 » Ohh, Polis DiRaja Malaysia - June 18, 2007

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9. mjiupy - June 18, 2007

It’s far safer and easier to catch unarmed civilized activists handling out leaflets than to go after armed uncivilized criminals in Johor’s streets

10. Winston - June 18, 2007

” yh – June 17, 2007

what is the PM doing now? going overseas again? For goodness sake, take care of your home first which in this instance your country as the PM. Kick some arses and crack your whip, PM.”

Can’t blame him.
With so many fingers pointed at him, perhaps he may be thinking that it’s better to enjoy his year or so left as PM.
Make hay while the sun shines!
So’s the same with the previous premier.
That’s Bolehland for you.

11. kittykat46 - June 18, 2007

Typical of this administration. More concerned with rounding up its critics than tackling the real problems.
Solve the problem, don’t shoot the messenger.

12. anon - June 18, 2007

Beware of monstrball. Listen to this:

“So please stand corrected, I HAVE NO REASON TO BE SICKENINGLY JEALOUS OF YOU. I have no hidden agenda, I just like reading clever informative blogs and I also enjoy reading the comments that accompany those blogs. But yours is one of those I avoid reading. You are a BIGOT, MonsterBall. You need re-education. People like you are danagerous to this country!!!! You are here to run a popularity race and you have nothing constructive to contribute. You keep calling yourself a blogger when you are NOT a blogger. You have so much venom in you. Get a reality check!!

13. kittykat46 - June 18, 2007

Hey Anon dude, please take your fight with Monsterball elsewhere. This is Eli’s post about protests against high crime in Johor.

EW: TQ. You beat me to mentioning this. I should’ve put it down as spam.

14. anon - June 18, 2007

The crime rate is rising because of people like monsterball around. So why ask me to go elsewhere. He is a living proof of how crime started and it relevant here and no where else. You want to challenge me.

15. cheerful - June 19, 2007

If this incident happened in “Malay” area, police will act fast. Crime rate in Malay area is less compare to others why?

Even robbers know where to select area in doing crimes and they know very well these area the police force will careless.

This atmosphere created by so called “BN”. MCA are you zzzzzz

16. Police Break Up Anti-Crime Protest at Johor MB’s Home « BUUUUURRRRNING HOT - June 19, 2007

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17. wits0 - June 19, 2007

EW, Looks like you’ll have to bin that one. Just as Poli had to bin that incorrigible Awta. Hahaha.

18. bamboo river - June 20, 2007

MCA denies any involvement on the above? Or is it becos NGO’s , the victims, their family and Johor citizens did not get approval from MCA to organise the peaceful demonstration?
Later they will give all sorts of lame reasons why citizens do not support them. Ai yaaa!

19. bamboo river - June 20, 2007

BTW , anon june 18……you fix homing device on Monty’s butt ah?
Every where I see your same comment ?
Let’s focus on the relevant issues.

20. Shoplot Bases For Cops in JB « BUUUUURRRRNING HOT - June 20, 2007

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21. Billy - June 20, 2007

The gathering just went to reinforce what everyone has been fearing all along that the crime rate in JB has reached an alarming level. I wonder whether anyone will still be coming in to invest in the IDR, especially the Singaporeans. Looks like this project is going to end up like another white elephant with tax payers money flushed down the toilet bowl.

22. Yamine - August 27, 2007

my experience with Malaysian Police does not bear well….I was victim of a crime in Johor….and all the Police did was to tell me that they can’t and wouldn’t do anything and refused to record the crime. I was shocked, even in my own country….UAE..the Police records the details of the crime.
Well all I could advise all potential visitors to Malaysia and especially Johor you do out of own risks….practise slef defense tourism and not expect the Police to do anything or even protect you.


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24. Marie - January 14, 2009

Singaporeans who has the extra cash should not buy properties in JB, Msia. If hav money, save it for HDB. Cos the value will go up if you can hold long enough till the economy stablise. Or else you guys can consider other states in Msia rather than JB.

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