Sunday, December 09, 2007

Yesterday Hindraf 31, Today The Bon, Tomorrow Lulu?


The police have arrested the Bar Council human rights committee chairperson Edmund Bon allegedly for preventing local authorities from performing their duty in removing banners outside the lawyers' headquarters.
Eyewitnesses said that Edmund was arrested at about 12.45pm for blocking Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) officials from removing human rights banners outside the Malaysian Bar building in Leboh Pasar Besar in Kuala Lumpur.
The Bar Council is holding its “Festival of Rights” in conjunction with the World Human Rights Day at its own building after police insisted that organisers apply for a permit to hold the event at the nearby Central Market.
In conjunction with its festival, the Council had put up banners and posters on the event at a booth located outside its building.
Edmund was arrested while trying to deter the DBKL officials from removing the banners at the booth.
He has been taken to the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters for questioning. The organisers have also accused the police of intimidating the crowd that has gathered to celebrate the human rights festival.
Malaysiakini - Police arrest Bar Coucil rights committee chief over festival banners
read more about it from
Bar Council "This is outrageous!", Bar screams over arrest of Edmund Bon

11 comments:

wits0 said...

In an inverted Universe that is Bolehland, a Bon gets treated as a bane.

Sharing said...

SHAME WITH ALL THE AUTHORITIES INVOLVED - UNDER THE LIGHT AND IN THE DARK!!
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Edmund arrested with Police and DBKL in hands on matter of Banners!
http://www.malaysianbar.org.my/content/view/12737/2/

Lawyers for "Freedom of Assembly" also get caught on illegal assembly after Peaceful walk half way!!
http://www.malaysianbar.org.my/content/view/12730/2/

PUSHING EVERYONE INTO CORNERS!!

Anonymous said...

We should thank the Government , especially the Police and the DBKL officers for demonstrating to the world how Malaysians enjoy their human rights. Their actions are a thousand times more effective than all the banners, slogans, chantings and marches by the people. The world can now see what blatant lies the PM had been mouthing the past few days. A right move by the Bar Council!

Anonymous said...

a paranoiad government, even afraid of its own shadows. you wonder why? think hard voters, why.

Observer said...

Me thinks that the Bar Council may have terrorist links to the LTTE as well judging from the illegal activities such as demands for human rights, fairness and transparency, which is TOTALLY against our dearest Malaysian values.
It's best that the Bar Council is defined as a legal extremist group and the ISA invoked against all senior members!!

Observer said...

Me thinks that the Bar Council may have terrorist links to the LTTE as well judging from the illegal activities such as demands for human rights, fairness and transparency, which is TOTALLY against our dearest Malaysian values.
It's best that the Bar Council is defined as a legal extremist group and the ISA invoked against all senior members!!

Anonymous said...

New ruling from Umno...you can be arrested for putting up anything in Malaysia...this includes directions to weddings , astro installers, roof repairs , even road signs.

wits0 said...

Especially with weddings. The crowds always overflow into the streets and vacant spaces opposite. Isn't that always of more than five. Why isn't a permit ever necessary?

Anonymous said...

Pak Lah just announced that there is no double standard in enforcing the law. Thus all UMNO and BN posters, banners, flags and what have you lining all the roads and buildings visited by him must be removed or the organizers be arrested.

Anonymous said...

ha..ha..ha

joke of the century. BIG EAR said the right to protest is a fundamental in democracy. now you know, you cant even place banners in your building if the authorities decide so. protest? you must be kidding if you dont want to eat government rice.

Anonymous said...

what a way to go. The AG office is requesting "no bail for them. see what the judge will say this time. hmm.. a threat to national security? stopping someone from trespassing your property to protect some banners constitute a national security threat? my, my, Malaysia Boleh can really stretch its imaginations.

maybe its less of a national threat if you C4 somebody coz at least bail will be granted albeit for a short while.

thats the judiciary and the AG office for you. havent said that, may be better than Zimbabwee, i guess.