Thursday, May 07, 2009

1 arrest in Penang last night (7 May)

a video clip that prepare by Ong from Penang Watch, the arrest of Ng Eng Kiat

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APPEAL: 7 MAY 2009
Release Those 14 Individuals arrested during a Solidarity Vigil at IPD
Brickfields and another at Penang

The authority’s intolerance to
peaceful assembly continued, when the police arrested several individuals at
Brickfields (Kuala Lumpur) and Penang during a candlelight vigil separately.

14 individuals were arrested during
this second day candlelight vigil outside the Brickfields district police
station. They were gather to show support to Bersih’s activist Wong Chin Huat
who been arrested under Sedition Act.

All of them were arrested around
9.25pm after they started the vigil outside Brickfields district police station.
They are detained in the district police station.

Those arrested were:

1. Ginnie Lim
2. Ng chong Soon
3. Teh Yee Keong
4. Ong Jing Cheng
5. Lim Yao Hui
6. Chua Yee Ling
7. Lin Sing Yee
8. Ng Yong Jing
9. Er Hock Chiye
10. Tan Soon Lim
11. Gan Zhi Kiat
12. Chua Chea Leng
13. Lee Song Yong
14. Neow Ti Hooi

While, Ng Eng Kiat the emcee of
the vigil at Penang was arrested at about 10.10pm right after the vigil ended and
they were dispersing. He now was detained in the Penang Timur Laut district
police station.


Wong Chin Huat, an academic and activist of polls reform group, the Coalition
for Free and Fair Elections (BERSIH), arrested by the police yesterday (5 May
2009), under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act. Wong is believed to be arrested
in connection to a press conference held in the morning of 5 May 2009, where he
urged all Malaysians to wear black in protest of the Barisan Nasional (BN)’s
takeover of the Perak state government from Pakatan Rakyat, a move seen by many
as unconstitutional. He has been remanded for three days until 8 May 2009.

We strongly
urge the police to release all the individuals arrested immediately and unconditionally.
We also demand that the police stop harassing the people from excising their rights
to assembly and stop the assault on freedom of expression.


Moon Hui

Urgent action needed:

Please write protest letters to the government and the police to express your
strongest condemnation of the arrests and the ongoing denial of rights of expression.
Please also demand the Malaysian government for the immediate and unconditional
release the three activists.

Your protest letters should be sent to:

1. OCPD ACP Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Talib

IPD Brickfields
Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah
Polis Diraja Malaysia
Jalan Tun Sambanthan
50470 Kuala Lumpur
Fax: 03-22730885

2. OCPD ACP Azam Abdul Hamid (012-6802000)

IPD Timur Laut
Ibu pejabat Polis Daerah Timur
Polis Diraja Malaysia,
10760 Jln Penang,Timur Laut,
Pulau Pinang.
Tel: 04-2181822
Fax: 04-2286503

3. Inspector-General of Police

Tan Sri Musa Hassan
Ibu Pejabat Polis Diraja Malaysia ,
50560 Bukit Aman,
Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia .
Tel: +603 2262 6015
Fax: +603 2272 5613

4. Dato' Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak,

Prime Minister of Malaysia,
Prime Minister's Office,
Main Block, Perdana Putra Building ,
Federal Government Administrative Centre,
62502 Putrajaya , MALAYSIA
Tel : 603-8888 8000
Fax : 603-8888 3444
E-Mail: my


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Prime Minister,

Dato' Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak,

Prime Minister's Office,
Main Block, Perdana Putra Building ,
Federal Government Administrative Centre,
62502 Putrajaya , MALAYSIA
Tel : 603-8888 8000
Fax : 603-8888 3444

E-Mail: my

Dear Sir,

Re: Release those 15 Individuals Arrested during a Vigil Support
to Wong Chin Huat

We are writing to you, once again, to express our outrage and our strongest
condemnation over your government’s ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression.

We are appalled by your government and the police’s latest actions and view this
as yet another attempt by your government to intimidate Malaysian citizens from
exercising their freedom to express their views.

We demand that the 15 individuals should be released immediately and
unconditionally. We further demand that your government stops the assault on
freedom of expression.

We strongly urge you, once again, to stop bringing shame to Malaysia, a member
of the United Nations Human Rights Council. We would like to remind you that
freedom of expression and assembly is guaranteed in the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights as well as the Federal Constitution of Malaysia.

Yours sincerely,


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