Friends, Just imagine if your father or mother or any of your family members or family members suddenly being accused, and detained without trial. You were not explained by the authorities why he or she have been detained, and suddenly in the media they had been accused by a serious accusation that you know he or she has done nothing wrong in life, and all they said or their claims are blatantly lies… all the reporting are all wrong, because you know them, you know what they do and you know what they stand for in whatever action they take….would you keep in silence?
What if this happen to you? you had done nothing wrong and you have been arrested, interrogated, denied access meeting your family members or lawyers, detained in an isolated cell, you dont know when this will end, you dont know when you will release…you have no right what so ever to defend yourself. What would you do?
Six people that have been detained by the emergency ordinance act;
below are the chronology:
Dr. Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj and the five others were first arrested when they were in a group of 31 persons on 25 June 2011 at the Sungai Dua toll plaza in Seberang Prai Utara. They were traveling in a bus from Sungai Petani towards Penang to promote the planned Bersih 2.0 rally on 9 July 2011. The rally was initiated by a coalition of over 60 civil society groups calling for electoral reforms for free and fair elections in Malaysia. This was just one of the many arrests that were happening all over the country as the Malaysian government attempted to prevent the rally from being held.
On 26 June, 30 of them were ordered to be remanded until July 2 by the Butterworth Magistrate’s Court, while a 16-year-old teenager, S Ragu, was released unconditionally. On 1 July, the High Court upheld the Magistrate’s remand order. All 30 were detained for seven days to assist the police investigation under Section 122 of the Penal Code for allegedly waging war against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (Malaysia’s Supreme Head of State, the King) and for attempting to revive the Communist Party. (to support demand release click here)
After being released on 2 July 2011 from the IPD Kepala Batas, Penang, the six were re-arrested by the Bukit Aman police outside the station and have remained in detention since then. This time they are being held under the Emergency (Public Order and Prevention of Crime) Ordinance 1969 (EO), which allows for detention without trial. The EO provides the police with powers to detain a person for up to 60 days. After the initial 60-day detention period, the Home Ministry can make an order authorising further detention without trial for a period of up to two years. This order can be renewed indefinitely and is a blatant denial of the rights to civil liberties and circumvents the rule of law. (to support demand release click here)
In Malaysia, there are a number of draconian laws that provide for detention without trial. The most prominent of these laws are the Internal Security Act 1960 (ISA), the Emergency (Public Order and Prevention of Crime) Ordinance 1969, and the Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures Act 1985) (to support demand release click here)
Now you, u are reading my post listening to beautiful voice of Ms. Joan Baez “we shall over come” my question to you…would you keep in silence? would you stop people to talk about this arrest and what the authority had done to them, when the law, authority and goverment itself is not fair and not protecting you, me and the minority of us….would you keep silence and asks other to be in silence? All I asked if they are guilty…why until now there are no facts shown in the media on all the accusations? why arent they charge in court? If the authority and govt is to keep malaysia people safe, why do we have such draconian law, imposed to Malaysian citizen? (to support demand release click here)
questioning this things are not about against the govt but it is a critical act that we can play a role, and need to do to build a better democratic citizen and country.. you have the right to act or speak on unlawfull act such as this. I asks these question because I care about the country and my children the future. you should too…
Here are ways you can help to show your solidarities and demand the release for the #EO6.
Please also SMS Datuk Nazri 016-8867707 to urge the release of the PSM EO6 immediately !
Offline:on ground participation
27 July 2011, 2pm: Press conference , exposed video campaign udahlah and update family visit
27 July 2011, 8pm: vigil at Maju Junction
27 July 2011, 9pm: Second NGO Meeting on EO Campaign at LLG CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE BERHAD, No. 321-D, Lorong T.A.R. Kanan Satu, Off Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman,
50300 Kuala Lumpur.
Candle Light Vigil to reject finding of RCI report and in solidarity support for Free EO6 Campaign
Venue: Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall
Organiser: Malaysian For Beng Hock
Vigil EO6 at Sungai Siput 27 July 2011, 7:30pm Venue: Sungai Siput PSM office Contact: 019 – 4625924
Forum EO6 in Mandarin 29 July 2011, 8:30pm Venue: KL Chinese Assembly Hall (SCAH)
Forum organise by NGO-NGO in Tamil 30 July 2011, 5:00pm Venue: KL – Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (SCAH)
Application for habeas corpus of EO6 5 August 2011, 9:00am
For more events, please click HERE
DONATION: PSM is running a campaign to release the EO6. The aim of this is to educate the public about the EO and to demand the government abolish this draconian law. This campaign includes producing leaflets, banners, t-shirts, badges and memorandum handovers. The money will also be used to arrange the transport of the families of the 6 detainees from Perak and family support for the families of the 6 whose income has been affected. Any contribution to this campaign is much appreciated. Please go toPSM website
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