Day: September 17, 2007

The Star: Time for damage control

INSIGHT: BY JOCELINE TAN Sunday September 16, 2007 The opposition party ceramah in Terengganu that went seriously wrong will have political implications for both PAS and Umno even as they blame each other and the police.

Democracy? What Democracy? Saturday, September 15, 2007 We are not a democracy just because the Government says so. The Military Dictators ‘East of the Iron Curtain’ called themselves democrats (Betrand Russell, What Is Democracy?). Yet, more and more, the Government expects us to believes its assertions. Blindly,

(The Star) Religious school student surrenders to cops

Monday September 17, 2007 KUALA TERENGGANU: A student of a religious school surrendered himself to police after his picture came out in a newspaper along with eight other people who had been asked to come forward to help over the Saturday night’s riot in Batu

(NST) Youth turns himself in to assist police investigation into rioting

2007/09/16 KUALA TERENGGANU, SUN: A 16-year-old youth from Kampung Tok Dir in Bukit Payong, Marang, turned himself in at the Kuala Terengganu police station 24 hours after his picture appeared in major newspapers. The student of a private religious school of Binjai Bongkok in Marang,

(Malaysiakini) Police chief: Ceramah location matters

Bede Hong Sep 16, 07 “It was just an issue of location,” said Terengganu’s top cop on last week’s riot, which resulted in over RM1 million in damages and two people being shot. Government-owned media had blamed the opposition for instigating the riot. In response,

(Reuters) Malaysian riot stirs fears of opposition clashes

By Clarence Fernandez Fri Sep 14, 2007 KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A recent riot in Malaysia has raised fears of more clashes ahead of widely expected early elections as parties jostle for position and the opposition fights curbs on rallies.

Guan Eng: UMNO using riot as excuse to ban public meetings

UMNO using the Kuala Terengganu riot provoked by police mishandling as an excuse to ban public meetings in open areas to restrict civil and political liberties, particularly freedom of speech – Press Statement by Lim Guan Eng, Secretary-General of DAP – – – – –

(Malaysiakini) Flag burning: Cops identify nine people

Sep 14, 07 7:59pm The police have identified nine people involved in burning the Jalur Gemilang during the violence which rocked Kuala Terengganu over the weekend. According to Bernama, the police have urged them to come forward and assist in the investigation.