Sunday, 10 April 2011

Arrested For Protest In KL Sentral

Eight students and three journalists were detained by The KL Sentral auxiliary police today after a press conference there at 10.30am.

As usual, right after the crowd had broken up, the police conveniently tapped them on the shoulder and informed them they were under arrest.

The students were part of the Solidariti Mahasiswa Malaysia (SMM) or Graduates Solidarity.

Their identity cards were confiscated and they were taken to the Travers police station.

We need a group effort here to send a letter or call both Police (BUKIT AMAN) and the Travers Police Station to urge them to release all the students. Write these protest letters to the government and the police to express your strongest condemnation of the arrests and the ongoing denial of rights of expression.

1. Travers Police Station

Balai Polis Travers
Polis Diraja Malaysia
Jalan Travers
Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603-22824222
Fax: -

2. IPD Brickfields

Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Brickfields
Polis Diraja Malaysia
Jalan Tun Sambanthan
50407 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-22742222
Fax: +603-22730885

3. Inspector-General of Police

Tan Sri Ismail Omar
Ibu Pejabat Polis Diraja Malaysia,
50560 Bukit Aman,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +603 2262 6015
Fax: +603 2272 5613

Dear Sir,

Re: Release students arrested and detained at Travers Police Station

We are writing to you to express our outrage and our strongest condemnation over your government's ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression.

We are appalled by your government and the police's latest actions and view this as yet another attempt by your government to intimidate Malaysian citizens, in particular, students from participating in any form of public assembly and exercising their freedom to express their views.

We demand that the students be released immediately and unconditionally. We further demand that your government stops the assault on freedom of expression.

We strongly urge you, once again, to stop bringing shame to Malaysia, a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council. We would like to remind you that freedom of expression is guaranteed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as the Federal Constitution of Malaysia.

Yours sincerely,
The Public (or your own name)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Didn't know such things were happening in KL, or could. Shows how little I knew of the place for the length of time I lived there.

Visited you from your comment on my blog (made long time ago) and I'm glad I did.