Thursday, December 13, 2007

Lulu's Trying Not To Cry In The Office

but it's so hard to hold back the tears.

Five Hindraf leaders detained under ISA
PETALING JAYA: Police said they have detained all five leaders of the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) under Section 8 (1) of the Internal Security Act.
The five are P. Uthayakumar, M. Manoharan, R. Kenghadharan, V. Ganabatirau and Vasantha Kumar. They were picked up at various locations in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Seremban.
They will be detained for two years.
Yesterday, was released on police bail after having been arrested on Tuesday for a second sedition charge.
Uthayakumar was among three Hindraf leaders who were charged at the Klang Sessions Court on Nov 23 for allegedly making speeches to incite hatred at a gathering in Batang Berjuntai, Selangor, on Nov 16.

You know how Hindraf started?
They began as a few Hindu individuals, giving tuition and religious classes in Seremban.

15 comments:

edengarden said...

I know what u mean..me too...geez..isnt there anything we can do about this?

Anonymous said...

Lulu, is there something we can do?
Putting innocent people who love their country and people behind bars without trial is wrong.

ghostline said...

edengarden: vote, get your family to vote, get your friends to vote, get your neighbours and colleagues to vote BN out!

enough is enough!

edengarden said...

Ghostline,

U can bet on that.

But ISA, isnt there anything we can do about this?

We can't go on living with this.

wits0 said...

With this sort of "Mr. Niceguy", who needs Mahathir? He's completely bankrupt of ideas and surely must have been advised.

denzook said...

wow, aab has become no different with dr m - spent billions, cronyism, nepotism, and not ISA(infact, aab invoked isa just 4 yrs in the office).

Hamzah said...

no one can help us now, we have to help ourselves.

agreed ghostline - Vote these "leaders" out of office!

zewt said...

another dark day in this country. but then again.. we are not living in daylight anymore.

beeranyone said...

When I despair...

I remember that all through history
the ways of truth and love have always won.

There have been tyrants, and murderers,
and for a time they can seem invincible,
but in the end they always fall.

Think of it - always

mahatma gandhi

Michael Sun said...

Lulu

I too cried for them. Imagine children without fathers, wives without husbands, mothers without sons, siblings without their brothers.

Families without income. "Mommy, where's the food today" the little ones cried out.

Let us pray for them. God bless

gangeticus said...

Don't the government lawyers have the balls to face these guys? Why can't they be given a fair chance in a court of law?

Isn't there anyone out there to help us?

Sharing said...

It is sad when this is cooked by all crooks
To hunt down those with Rights to talk
to stuck those leading to hopes!

To shut the mouths of those who talk
but forget all eyes will note
that Fairness broke
with ISA to mop!
Not in the court
but by power that ignore!

Tears and sorrow drown the stars and moon
red and yellow had stripped off!
Tears and sorrow mess them all!!
What remain for the flag to hold??

When People are tortured to tiny!
How high the flag can fly?
or be seen in the sky?
Then dwarf can be giant to all??
Where are the mind to realize all?

Tears drop into the ocean of sorrow!!
Hearts rise to respect the Heros!
Dwarfs be out of sight from the picture!!

denzook said...

you're just being emotional.... try get used to it, in malaysia demo aka protests => ISA ...

who's next - lks, dsai, the bar council lawyers ?

Satya said...

denzook,

we shouldn't get used to it. getting used to it is exactly what prof farish noor refers to as the phenomenon of normalising the unacceptable in malaysia.

getting used to it means blurring the lines between what we should and should not tolerate. getting used to it is one small step away from accepting it.

we should be feeling utterly appalled every single time it happens. i don't think i would want people to be used to it or accept it if it happened to me. and neither would you or anyone else among us. we should keep that in mind when it happens to others.

Antares said...

In the end it matters not who becomes PM or which political party has the most seats - the VITAL factor that will put the government back in its proper place as the servant of the people, not their master, is the abolition of all repressive laws (don't have to name them!) designed to prevent the free flow of information and the free assembly of citizens to debate public issues and act upon them in genuinely participatory democracy. Once we ungag the media, unshackle the minds of our academics, clean up our judiciary and elections commission, and reformat the police on a non-partisan, apolitical template, we will no longer have to live in constant fear. Even if we elect another nincompoop or wannabe tyrant to high office, the means to swiftly remove him will be available. Not so easy to get good servants, as we all know, but the really lousy ones get sacked - and that's exactly how we ought to deal with governments.