Cops don’t like words like “free, fair elections”? September 9, 2007Posted by elizabethwong in Democracy, Human Rights, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics.
(Source: Malaysiakini photo album: Petrol hike protests)
(Updated) Two kids were reported to have been shot last night with “peluru hidup” (live bullets). One allegedly shot in the chest, the other allegedly on the neck. Currently at Kuala Terengganu Hospital – critical condition. See report here.
(Original) The Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) and the police are currently engaged trying to shut down a open-air forum (ceramah) at Pantai Batu Buruk, Kuala Terengganu, organised by Bersih.
Bersih is a coalition of individuals, NGOs and political parties for free and fair elections. One of its suggestion on the use of indelible ink was recently taken up by the SPR.
Dozens are said to have been arrested and there was liberal use of teargas to disperse the thousands to turned up since 5 pm on Saturday.
Those who were expected to speak were Datuk Mustafa Ali (PAS), Leong Ngah Ngah (DAP) and Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.
I’d asked TS Khalid whether he was alright there and he replied around 11 pm, that night:-
“Yes I am ok but we are confined inside the house. No ceramah allowed. FRU came in full force. Still street fighting with FRU.”
Maybe certain words like “free and fair elections” act as a trigger for some folks, or perhaps things are going all that well in Terengganu for Umno?