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50 Years of Darkness and the Light of a Candle PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nanda   
Wednesday, 04 August 2010 18:14

1st August 2010 marked 50 years of the existence of the Internal Security Act (ISA). A nationwide candlelight vigil was organised, spearheaded by Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA (GMI) and SUARAM together with several civil society groups including Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia. What was meant to be a legitimate exercise of a right guaranteed in the Federal Constitution was smeared by the actions of the police. The aim of the vigil is simple, to show solidarity and make our stand clear that the ISA is beyond amendments and must be abolished. This event is a clear contrast from last year's 1st August rally in the heart of Kuala Lumpur but the actions of the authorities were the same if not worse. Here, we bring you images that tell the story of 1st August 2010 that took place in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.





Dataran MBPJ and Padang Timur were cordoned off by the police as early as 7:15pm in an attempt to stop the candlelight vigil. Attempts to negotiate with the OCPD were met with a plain 'No'.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 October 2010 06:29
The Tg Pagar line - before it's claimed by history PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 09 June 2010 01:03

TP29Three weeks ago, the media announced that the deal was sealed. The famed Tanjung Pagar Train Station in Singapore and the serpentine railway land leading to it will be developed. SABM-Selatan's  VINASITHAMBY DHARMALINGAM takes a nostalgic rail journey

THE days are numbered for the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station in Singapore, the southern-most tip of Malaysia’s railway network. The two countries have agreed to shut it down on 1st July 2011, freeing up valuable real estate. I decide to take a ride on the historic line to downtown Singapore and back.

KTM has six services to Singapore from 5.45am to 8.30pm. The 2.30pm train arrives more than an hour late. None of the dozen or so passengers at the station seem surprised. They don’t seem to be in a hurry either. We get our passports checked and pull out, rumbling across the causeway.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 June 2010 01:47
'Forget GST; just plug the leaks' PDF Print E-mail
Written by straits-mongrel   
Saturday, 01 May 2010 22:10

For 16 consecutive years, Labour Day celebrations had been held at the Dataran Merdeka. This year, the police decided no more. Three ghoulish letters G-S-T must have freaked them out. But as always, there's a valid reason from the authorities.

From The Star Online:

“We cannot allow them to gather here because they had no permit. It was a wrongful gathering,” he (Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Zulkarnain Abdul Rahman) said.


Yeah right.


For 16 consecutive years, hundreds would show up in solidarity over some form of labour oppression, say their piece, and go home. Peace out. They would cross the same streets, wear coordinated T-shirts, carry banners, and it would be fine. This year, it's no longer fine. There's something to be said about this whole 'Performance Now' thingie.


Well, tell her this year it's not on.

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 May 2010 01:04

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