Day: May 20, 2009

Lawyers' arrest: Bar Council seeks public inquiry

Malaysiakini The Bar Council today submitted a memorandum to the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) asking for a public inquiry over the arrest of five lawyers on May 7. Bar Council chairperson Ragunath Kesavan said the human rights body should also investigate the conduct

Unfazed by arrests, vigils to proceed

Malaysiakini The continued arrest of those who don black and light candles to mourn the ‘demise of democracy’ has failed to deter opposition politicians and activists from pressing on with their agenda. Barely 24 hours after 11 more were picked up – including two DAP

'Hisham, explain abuse of police powers'

Rahmah Ghazali (Malaysiakini) Serdang lawmaker Teo Nie Ching, one of 11 people arrested but denied access to their lawyers last night, has demanded that Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein should explain the “abuse of power” by the police. She directed the same question to Brickfields OCPD

DAP Reps Arrested at Candlelight Vigil

<object width=”425″ height=”344″><param name=”movie” value=”″></param><param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”></param><embed src=”″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowfullscreen=”true” width=”425″ height=”344″></embed></object> The police have tonight arrested more elected representatives – an opposition parliamentarian as well as a state assemblyperson – at a candlelight vigil to ‘mourn the death of democracy’. Serdang MP Teo Nie

Police reform most urgent in Najib's reform plan

PRESS RELEASE: 20 MAY 2009 We the undersigned civil society groups urge Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to make police reform one of the two most urgent tasks in his reform plan, alongside with a solution to the Perak Constitutional Crisis. Whether he likes it

2 DAP politicians among 11 arrested

By N Shashi Kala ( KUALA LUMPUR, 20 May 2009: Eleven people, including two DAP politicians, were arrested for taking part in a candlelight vigil in Seputeh yesterday evening.