Day: December 12, 2007

Malaysian Police Continue Their Crackdown

Our Correspondent – Asia Sentinel 11 December 2007 Anwar Ibrahim is briefly detained, other opposition figures are arrested as tests turn into a test of wills for Abdullah Badawi

Opposition, NGOs seek to meet PM

Pauline Puah, The Sun Updated: 07:20PM Wed, 12 Dec 2007 ETALING JAYA (Dec 12, 2007): Four opposition parties and 19 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are seeking a meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to sort out pressing matters in the country.

Coalition seeks 'crisis talks' with PM over crackdown

Malaysiakini Andrew Ong | Dec 12, 07 6:04pm A coalition of NGOs and opposition parties is seeking an immediate appointment with Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to discuss matters concerning the recent crackdown on activists and opposition politicians.

Street protests: Use ISA to nail 'mastermind'

Malaysiakini Dec 12, 07 4:39pm The government has been urged to invoke the Internal Security Act (ISA) against the person who is masterminding street protests in the country.

Kit Siang challenges rare court order

Malaysiakini Beh Lih Yi | Dec 12, 07 3:18pm Opposition leader Lim Kit Siang filed an application to challenge the restraining order granted by the Kuala Lumpur Magistrate’s Court preventing polls reform group Bersih members from gathering in the vicinity of Parliament House yesterday.

Suhakam wants repeal of police permit for rallies

Malaysiakini Dec 12, 07 3:06pm The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has reiterated its recommendation to the government to regulate peaceful public assemblies with new guidelines and to repeal Section 27 of the Police Act 1967.

Video: Wong Chin Huat on his arrest

11 Dec 2007 All six activists from the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) detained earlier this afternoon at the Parliament car park have been released by the police – with an apology to boot. One of them, Wong Chin Huat, relates his experience.

Photos from BERSIH handover of memo, 11 Dec

Video clip: Bersih petitioners avoid cordon

11 Dec 2007 Suaram executive director, Yap Swee Seng, at the press conference in Parliament lobby. Also present are Dr Dzulkifli Ahmad (PAS Research Centre), V. Gayathry (Centre for Independent Journalism), Wong Chin Huat (Writers for Media Independence), Mien Lor (Pusat KOMAS) and Dzul Bahrin