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Cowardly cops November 13, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Event, Huh?!, Human Rights, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics.
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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.

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24 hours to go: Updates November 9, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Event, Human Rights, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics.
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bersih_bn_poster.jpgThis post will be updated regularly in the next 24 hours

(11:55 pm) PUBLIC RESOURCES MISUSED
RTM Radio has had on rotation, false news that the gathering has been postponed.

Satu lagi projek mewah Abdullah ‘Islam Hadhari’ Badawi.

(11:45 pm) DOCUMENTATION

Should you see any person arrested and brutalised by the police, please document it (pics, video, names, description) and report to Suaram.

email: suaram@suaram.net
tel: 03-7784 3525 (don’t leave a message on the machine); 03-7783 5724.

And be smart. If the cops want your camera, pls take out the memory card first before handing it over!

(3:15 pm) VENUE

If Dataran Merdeka is closed tomorrow, you should gather at these 4 points and wait for instructions from the organisers.

1. Sogo
2. Masjid Negara
3. Masjid Jamek
4. Pasar Seni

警方如临大敌设路障“过滤” November 9, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Huh?!, Human Rights, Malaysia, News Archive, Note2Self, Politics.
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Malaysiakini (Chinese version) reports the ‘seige’ mentality of the Abdullah Badawi regime and a bit on TraxxFM. It’s beginning to sound as if we’re a cousin of Burma:-

警方如临大敌设路障“过滤”
公选盟列出四替代地点供聚集

07年11月9日 下午4:48

为了阻止干净及公平选举联盟(Bersih),简称公选盟)在本周六所号召的万人选举改革大集会,警方已经开始在通往吉隆坡市中心的大道上,设立路障,以“过滤和检查”前来参与公选盟大集会的外州人士。

加叻大道、南北大道也设路障

目击者宣称警方自昨日起,已在吉隆坡市繁忙的古晋路以及加叻大道设立路障,以“过滤和检察”那些来自东海岸的驾车人士。

据悉公选盟成员之一的回教党及人民公正党,正在动员来自吉兰丹及登嘉楼大本营的支持者前来参与这项大集会。而星期五及星期六,也正碰巧是这两个州属的假日。

另一名来自马六甲的目击者则告诉《当今大马》说,警方也在靠近亚罗牙也(Simpang-Empat)的出口处设立同样的路障进行审查。

“当时正在下雨。那些穿着黄衣的摩多骑士皆遭到警方路障的拦截。”

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In the alternate universe of UMNO, SBs November 9, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Event, Huh?!, Human Rights, Islam in Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics, Race Relations.
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20071107-tan.jpgOn Tuesday night when the Suaram Secretariat met, we were informed that leaflets with a photo of Sivarasa Rasiah, one of our founding members, were found in mosques, surau‘s, bus-stops etc. where there are large populations of Muslims.

The message in the leaflet was to urge Muslims not to attend BERSIH Nov 10th gathering for free and fair elections, as it’s organised by ‘non-Malays Islam-haters promoting the Inter-Faith Commission‘ (paraphrased).

Harrrh?
The next morning, Latheefa Koya sent me a text message. Apparently there are five faces on the leaflet – Sivarasa, Tian Chua, Raja Petra Kamaruddin, Ronnie Liu and … me (!?!).

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