The lawyers who marched were on the police's "to do" list. Maybe not by name, but Lulu's sure that the authorities wanted to take in a few lawyers who marched, to be made an example.
But not the Bon. He was at the Bar Council premises.
A overzealous, over excited, under-thinking DBKL Corporal wanted to show the Bon and the Bar Council who's boss.
and whack, smack took him in.
little realising the consequences.
Not realising that what he did would incur the Bar's wrath against DBKL and the Police.
If they hadn't taken him in, it would have been "just" the group of 4 lawyers - Amir Hamzah Arshad, N. Surendren, R. Sivarasa and Latheefa Koya who were arrested.
Bar Council would have shown support, but Lulu thinks there would have been differing opinions within the Bar. There would have been those who felt strongly agains the 4 lawyers who defied the Bar Council's decision in cancelling the march and therefore, should be prepared to face the music, and there would have been those who hold to Article 10 of the Federal Constitution which gives us freedom of expression and the right to assemble and as lawyers, it was their moral duty to uphold this piece of our constitutional right.
But taking the Bon in, especially for something as baseless as obstructing DBKL officers from removing banners from the Bar Council premises, has incurred the wrath of the Bar and united them in condemning the high handedness of the authorities.
Go check out the Bar Council website. Read the comments. You would see that the comments are united in condemning the Bon's arrest. There weren't as many comments with regards to the arrest of the 8. The Bon's arrest is being taken personally by the lawyers.
It was a bad, bad move to arrest the Bon.
And it's now a bad, bad move to charge him.
His case will be heard from March 3 to 5 next year.They've tried to deny him bail under the kononnya "the lawyer’s act of defiance would create the perception that it is okay to defy the authorities”.
This same Attorney General did not even object to any bail application or ask any condition to bail in the Altantuya murder trial.
Bad, bad, bad move.
Lulu doesn't think it was part of the plan, but once it began, there's no turning back.
why "the Bon" and not Bon or Edmund Bon? If ever you meet Lulu, ask her:D