Solidarity Vigil for ISA Detainees Denied by Government

Posted: January 4, 2008 in Discrimination, Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Speech, human rights, Malaysia, Society

Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA or known as Abolish ISA Movement will probably be disheartened to the fact that the government denied them a permit to organize a solidarity vigil for the ISA detainees scheduled to be held at 8pm this Saturday at Dataran Merdeka. I have no idea whether GMI will proceed to have the gathering despite not having a permit but one thing is for sure, permit or not this shall not break the spirit of the people fighting for their basic rights as Malaysian citizens! It’s funny you know every time there is a gathering or peaceful march or any sort of thing like this the government goes all out despite it being peaceful and all about how we are not following the law, we do not follow the correct route, we do not get permits etc….but the truth of the matter is that we are indeed following the correct path. We apply for permits, we seek their PERMISSION but of course it is to no avail. Indeed it is no surprise to us that they have yet again denied the permits. Why? Why else? It does not fall in with their given plan, it doesn’t make them look good. So why or why would they allow it???Sound like a democratic country to you?Think again??? Its the Malaysian style of democracy…Well 2008 is not looking very different for Malaysia is it?????

  1. Kavilan says:

    public safety before anythg else…!! remember that? even if we’re rotting in political stench, public safety will still be upheld… even if we want to submit memorandums for our betterment, public safety ranks higher than democratic human rights…
    i doubt we’ll ever see the end of this fiasco…
    no permit, kasi tembak tear gas… apply permit, kena suruh balik rumah duduk diam… HURRAH FOR DEMOCRACY!!!

    PS: welcome back!

  2. Adrian says:

    my conclusion…Malaysia is still in an uncivilized state of mind and thinking. We are yet to know and grasps HUMANISTIC AND NATURAL concepts of equality, rights and freedoms. It will take many years of struggle and hence we must double efforts. Peaceful assemblies are permitted by the FEDERAL CONSTITUTION and INTERNATIONAL LAW and there is no reason to deny a permit. Unless of course the police, the very people who are supposed to protect and uphold the law become the TOOLS AND DOGS of the BARBARIC BN government.BN MUST GO. 50 years of plunder is ENOUGH.

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