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Remembering Raja Aziz Addruse

Remembering Raja Aziz Addruse

EVERYTHING I know that’s worth knowing about human rights, I learnt from Raja Aziz Addruse. As the world commemorated International Human Rights Day on 10 Dec, I found myself remembering this amazing man, all he taught me, and all he left behind after his passing five months ago. Raja Aziz was, and still is, a […]

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The perils of social action

The perils of social action

Participants of the candlelight vigil commemorating the first anniversary of the 2007 Bersih rally I WAS surprised by the brute force used by the police when dispersing the 9 Nov 2008 candlelight vigil organised by the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih). They arrested 23 participants, including a Member of Parliament, a state assemblyperson, […]

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Dian Abdullah claimed that while she was singing the national anthem, she was pulled from behind and beaten by police. “Three of them pulled my son and arrested him when he sang the national anthem,” said Dian, who had to have four stitches on her head at Assunta Hospital. She later lodged a police report for police brutality at the PJ district police headquarters.

Bersih’s first anniversary ends in arrests

POLICE arrested 23 people on the night of 9 Nov 2008 while they were singing the national anthem during a candlelight vigil in Petaling Jaya to commemorate the first anniversary of the Bersih street demonstration. DAP Member of Parliament for Petaling Jaya Utara Tony Pua, DAP state assemblyperson for Kampung Tunku Lau Weng San, Petaling […]

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Syed Hamid defends police action at Bersih gathering

KUALA LUMPUR, 10 Nov 2008: Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar today defended police action at the illegal gathering in Petaling Jaya yesterday where 24 people, including three opposition leaders, were arrested. He said the police were only doing their job in ensuring that public order was maintained. “In that situation, the police had […]

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