Magic bullet (2) September 11, 2007Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Huh?!, Human Rights, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics.
(Updated) Speaker of the House, Ramli Ngah Talib rejected the emergency motion filed by YB Salahudin Ayub, as the matter was not an urgent issue and was being investigated by the police.
In an immediate response, President of the National Human Rights Society (Hakam) and lawyer Malik Imtiaz Sarwar writes:-
Malaysians are not the enemy. Our blood, sweat and tears nourish the soil we stand on. Tanah tumpahnya darah ku. The blood shed – be it from having been beaten by batons, or pummeled with fists, or kicked with boots and now from a gunshot – is being shed by Malaysia. For when we bleed it is the nation that bleeds.
Guns, water-cannons, tear-gas canisters, batons, shields, sticks and stones. Prosecutions, jail, detention without trial. They cannot, must not be allowed to, stand in the way of truth.
Freedom is our birthright. Malaysian blood is being shed over that freedom. Is that not a matter of urgency? (In “Not Urgent, Mr Speaker?“
Police investigating themselves. What a novel idea.
(Original) The Magic Bullet did not leave Dallas after all.
10 Sept, 2007
The state police chief added that as a result of the single shot, two men from the group were hurt – one in his shoulder and another in his neck. (Source: Malaysiakini.com)
11 Sept, 2007
“Lying on the ground, he took out his gun and fired four shots,” said the police chief yesterday. (Source: The Star)