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Anti-ISA activities in Klang Valley September 24, 2008

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“Raya Demand Abolish ISA”

Date: 26 September 2008
Time: 12noon
Place: Please gather at main entrance of Masjid Jamek (near to Masjid Jamek LRT Station).
Please wear Black and Red coloured clothes to show your solidarity with Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA (GMI).
For more information contact Nalini at 019 3758912 or SUARAM office 03 77843525, or suaram@suaram.net.

Candle light vigil for Hindraf-5

Date : Saturday, 27th September 2008
Time: 7.00 pm
Venue : Dataran Merdeka , Kuala Lumpur
Organiser: HINDRAF

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Anti-ISA activities in Penang September 24, 2008

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For more information, contact Shu Shi at suarampg@gmail.com

History May 26, 2008

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On 8th March 2008, Malaysians made history at the ballot box.

Tonight, during the extended sitting of the 12th session of the Selangor State Assembly, we witnessed history in the making.

For the first time since 1960 (the year in which the Internal Security Act (ISA) was passed), a motion against the ISA and for the release of state assemblyman Manoharan (Kota Alam Shah) and other political detainees was moved in a Malaysian legislature, debated and passed!

Those who contributed to the debate were Lau Weng San (Bkt Tunku), Dr. Nasir Hashim (Kota Damansara), Saari Sungib (Ulu Klang), Gan Pei Nee (Rawang), Hannah Yeoh (Subang Jaya), Nik Nazmi (Seri Setia) and Amir Sari (Batu Caves). Those who witnessed the debates included Aliza, wife of Saari Sungib and Manoharan’s wife too. (Suaram – where were you on this momentous night??)

A step for Pakatan Rakyat, a giant leap for human rights in Malaysia.

Manoharan May 2, 2008

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M. Manoharan, the State Assemblyman of Kota Alam Shah will be sworn in on 8th May, 9 am at the Kamunting Detention Camp in the presence of Selangor Speaker, Teng Cheng Khim.

With our MPs and more importantly, the public, applying constant pressure in Parliament for the release of the HINDRAF-5, we hope Mano will be joining us soon.

GMI (Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA) is running a postcard campaign to free them and all others who remain in detention without trial. For sale are little anti-ISA button badges which Pakatan Rakyat legislators will be wearing too. Please contact Nalini (email: suaram@suaram.net) if you wish to help with the signature campaign and to obtain the button badges.

Hindraf: Vote Opposition! March 4, 2008

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Vote opposition, Hindraf tells supporters
K Kabilan | Mar 3, 08 12:50pm

Barely two weeks after stating its intention to remain non-partisan in the elections, the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) has changed its stance – it is now asking supporters to vote for opposition candidates.p waytha moorthy“Let us all do our part to deny BN the two-thirds majority as the ‘first step’ and work towards a progressive, cohesive and strong opposition representation in Parliament,” said Hindraf chairperson P Waythamoothy today.He said the opposition has committed to resolving issues affecting the Indian Malaysian community.

“Fifty years of blind loyalty to the BN is enough,” he said in email communication from London where he has been living in self-imposed exile since last December. (more…)

(GE12) Arrested at press conference, arrested for taking photos February 16, 2008

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Long day. Exhausted. So, short story.

Afternoon. Tian Chua and Pak Amjal were arrested during a BERSIH press conference.  (Report in Malaysiakini, with video, here)

Brickfields police finished taking their statements but wanted to remand them further. Tian asked to speak to the office in charge. The police brought in 7 uniformed men and 8 non-uniformed men. They grabbed and pushed Executive Director of  human rigyhts group Suaram, Yap Swee Seng and KeADILan media officer, Ginie Lim out of the room. Then ten of them dragged Tian to a police car.

Lim took photos of the fracas. And because of that, she was arrested.

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Free H5 February 15, 2008

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Free H5!
No to Detention without trial
YES to Equality
YES to Change!!

Red & Yellow Roses
16 Feb 2008

Kuala Lumpur
Venue : Parliament House Kuala Lumpur
Address: Jalan Parlimen, 50680, Kuala Lumpur
Time : 10.00 am -12.00pm

If you are living abroad, there will be solidarity actions in the following cities! (more…)

(16 Feb) Day of the Roses in Parliament February 12, 2008

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Mark this on your calendar.
 
FREE H5!
 

Happy Thaipusam! January 23, 2008

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Wishing my friends a very Happy Thaipusam.

Indeed it’s been a good one, thanks to HINDRAF — Public holiday, slashed prices for young ones carrying kavadi, easy traffic and breathing space this time round for Batu Cave visitors.

Here’s another video by my hardworking neighbour who’s a devoted father of two and avid YouTuber/videographer who goes by the name: ‘MediaRakyat‘.

This time, it’s Anwar Ibrahim on Hindraf, filmed recently during the launch of KeADILan’s William Leong and Gan Pei Nee’s campaign to wrestle Selayang (Parliament) and Rawang (state assembly) away from BN.

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Happy Pongal! January 15, 2008

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Please take a moment to remember Udayakumar, his mates in Kamunting, Waytha in UK and their families on this festive day.

A short introduction to Pongal (below) is forwarded by Motes John, who also forwarded to me the lovely card. (more…)