Cowardly cops November 13, 2007Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Event, Huh?!, Human Rights, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics.
Tags: Bersih, CRC, Musa Hassan, Nov 10, pencacai, Police
The Government of Malaysia accepts the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child but expresses reservations with respect to article 1, 2, 7, 13, 14, 15, 22, 28, 37, 40 paras 3 and 4, 44 and 45 of the Convention and declares that the said provisions shall be applicable only if they are in conformity with the Constitution, national laws and national policies of the Government of Malaysia.
Malaysia is a signatory to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, with “reservations” (in other words, the Malaysian government doesn’t want to recognise these articles of rights) on all articles relating to fundamental civil and political rights. Unsurprisingly, our pariah government has reservations on this Article:-
Article 15 (1). States Parties recognize the rights of the child to freedom of association and to freedom of peaceful assembly.
This point aside, these police, yet another pencacai budak hingus Umno, don’t even have the guts (bo chun?) to talk face-to-face with the political bigwigs who turned up and led the gathering of Nov 10.
Instead they go for kids and their parents.
If only they showed as much zeal and dedication as when going after child-rapists-murderers, snatch thieves, corrupt politicians and their kin who, in a recent example, brazenly pay for his BMW in cold-hard cash collected from commissions here and there (can anyone be more crass than that, eh?).
Where I grew up, children, youth and students are part and parcel of civil society. We went for protests, marches and rallies. The role of the police is study the map of the city and help facilitate the march to its destination with minimum disruption to city traffic, *not* pour corrosive chemicals into their water-canon trucks, load up with tear-gas cannisters, close roads and train stations and get psyched to beat up people exercising their basic right to demand for free and fair elections.
Mr Velvet and I spotted Imtiaz briefly last night at a restaurant but we were about to pass out from hunger, so we didn’t get a chance to personally thank him and the Bar Council monitoring team’s work on Saturday. He later informed me that he was scheduled for a taped debate with Zam Maidin and the Prime Minister’s Son-In-Law at al-Jazeera today.
I hope Imtiaz showed some mercy 😀