KL blocked, democracy locked down July 13, 2008Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Malaysia, Politics.
Tags: Abdullah Badawi, KL, Police
In anticipation of the vote of no-confidence scheduled to be up on Monday morning, the police have set up road blocks all around Kuala Lumpur. There appears to be an order to lock-down the Parliament on Monday morning from 7 am onwards.
Question is: Are the police doing this to protect public security or to deter the curious and interested public from turning up in Parliament tomorrow. There is no rally tomorrow at Parliament scheduled. But there is an emergency motion on the state of the country especially since the price hike of fuel and other basic essentials.
Lest we forget, Parliament is not a security-zone. This is the second time the police have attempted to stop public access to the very halls which decide on laws which govern our lives, where debates pertaining to our lives and livelihood occur. We have every right to go in, witness the debates just as with public access into any other public buildings.
So in an attempt to shield all the Prime Minister’s men/women tomorrow morning, the traffic jam has sprawled as far as Klang where I was this morning. This doesn’t inspire any further confidence in Abdullah Badawi.