(Perak) Black is back on Tuesday February 9, 2009Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Politics, Malaysia, Human Rights, Democracy.
Tags: Perak, by-election, Constitution, Roslan Shaharum, Bukit Gantang
Wear black on Tuesday. That’s what the SMSs from Ipoh are urging us. Perak-ians are stylish even when they protest.
Tuesday is also the day there will be 2 teams reporting to work at SUK Perak.
On Sunday night, Anil Netto (who is doing an amazing live reporting job there) reported 35,000 people who turned up to hear Anwar Ibrahim, MB Nizar Tan Seng Giaw and Hadi Awang. Others said 10,000. All I know was that the place was jammed-packed. I met Lim Kit Siang in Melaka that evening, who was exiting the memorial for the late Sim Mok Yu just as I was entering.
In the middle of my open house at Desa Jaya Monday morning, I received the sudden and sad news that MP for Bukit Gantang, the late Roslan Shaharum passed away. He was found on the roadside, and was said to have had a heart attack while cycling to the pharmacy. PAS officials said it was likely stress and lack of rest contributed to this.
May he rest in peace and that we honour him by trouncing UMNO-BN during the by-election.
Below is a statement of condolence for the late Sim Mok Yu, sent out on 7 February:- (more…)