Day: May 19, 2009

Release 11 Individuals Arrested During Candlelight Vigil

URGENT APPEAL: 19 MAY 2009 The police have arrested 11 individuals including two elected representatives at a candlelight vigil held outside DAP MP Teresa Kok’s office to mourn the death of democracy of Perak crisis.

DAP MP, state rep arrested at candlelight vigil

Malaysiakini The police tonight arrested more elected representatives – an opposition parliamentarian as well as a state assemblyperson – at a candlelight vigil to ‘mourn the death of democracy’

Arrest of DAPSY Leaders and Members

Immediate Comment by the DAP Socialist Youth (DAPSY) Secretariat on Tuesday, 19 May 2009, at Petaling Jaya: Arrest of DAPSY Leaders and Members: The Police Continues to Show Utter Disregard to Democracy and Freedom DAPSY staunchly condemns the arrest of DAPSY leaders and members at

PAS’s Penanti tantrum revisited

By Shanon Shah ( FOR a while there, PAS nearly gave Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) a scare for the upcoming Penanti by-election — the party’s Permatang Pauh division wanted the seat for itself. In fact, newly elected Penang PAS Youth chief Yusni Mat Tiah even

BN's choice – lose Perak or the Peninsular?

Neil Khor The purpose of electoral politics is to gauge public support and harness that support to make a success of governmental policies. In short, elections are not mere rituals of democracy but a way for the government of the day to find legitimacy.

"Speaker Sivakumar not lawfully removed"

By Tommy Thomas ( I AM asked to advise V Sivakumar, the speaker of the legislative assembly of the state of Perak, on the constitutionality of his purported removal on 7 May 2009.  It is common ground that the legislative assembly was summoned that day

DPM urges BN to stick to common Perak stand

By Adib Zalkapli (Malaysian Insider) PUTRAJAYA, May 19 — A series of divergent views from component party leaders have prompted Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today to urge Barisan Nasional (BN) politicians to stick to a common stand on the Perak crisis.

DAPSY slams arrest of leaders at candlelight vigil

Malaysian Insider KUALA LUMPUR, May 19 — Police tonight continued their tough stance against protests as they arrested Serdang MP Teo Nie Ching and Teratai assemblywoman Jenice Lee at a candle-light vigil in Seputeh.