Police – Our Public Servant?

Police is a professional occupation, they receive salary from the tax money that paid by every single people in a country, to protect the civilians and fight with the crime. So in many countries, police are called ‘public servant’.

However, this is not quite applicable in Malaysia. With the high crime rate in Malaysia, our Royal Malaysian Police seems can’t do much with it, and their effieciency is greatly in doubt. But when come to help UMNO to arresting the people against UMNO, they are unbelievable efficient and effective. This could be seen in previous demonstrations, demonstrations that not affecting UMNO’s ruling were not disturbed but demonstrations called by Pakatan Rakyat (People’s Alliance, the opposition) were normally cracked down brutally.

Amran was bleeding after brutally injured by police, 28th May 2006
Amran was bleeding after brutally injured by police, 28th May 2006 (Pic by Merdeka Review)

Today, 7th May 2009, the 1 Black Malaysia day, our police force had done a mass arrest at Perak, most of them are innocent. Some folks who passed by that area that not involved in the gathering also being arrested, there were total of 64 people (including 4 Members of Parliament and 5 State Assembly representatives from Pakatan Rakyat) arrested. Before today, the police has arrested few people including civil society activist Wong Chin Huat. All of them might against the laws and rules (set by Barisan Nasional), but what they did do not affect the security of country as what done by rapists, killers, snatchers where exist at all around Malaysia!

Arrest of 7th May 2009 (Photo by The Nut Graph)
Arrest of 7th May 2009 (Photo by The Nut Graph)

The situation is even uglier in the assembly hall. Speaker of PR, Sivakumar was dragged out by police officers in the chaotic assembly sitting today, then Barisan Nasional’s unofficial speaker Ganesan was installed by assistant of police officers too.

Sivakumar dragged away by police
Sivakumar dragged away by police (Pic courtesy of Sinar Harian)

This has made the people more upset after the illegal take-over of Perak government led by new Prime Minister Najib Razak. Perhaps today’s event is another coffin nail of the death of Barisan Nasional. Since our Royal Malaysian Police likes to help UMNO so much, why don’t they change name become Royal UMNO Police?

Polis Diraja UMNO
Polis Diraja UMNO

ISA – What the fuck?!!

Although I am busy working until not enough time to sleep, but I still want to write this post to express my dulan-ness.

What the fuck?!! Barisan Nasional government has detained 3 people with the notorious Internal Security Act (ISA), they are Raja Petra Kamaruddin, Sin Chew Daily journalist Tan Hoon Cheng and Teresa Kok.

ISA, such an out-dated and non-humanity law that still exists in Malaysia, and used to apply on the people that the Barisan Nasional government thinks threaten their ruling but not on the people that making racist statements.

Barisan Nasional seems never learnt anything from the 8th March General Election and Permatang Pauh By-Election. They didn’t try to improve themselves to rule this country better but keep playing dirty tricks around. Now Anwar Ibrahim already won the by-election and the date 16th September is getting closer, Barisan Nasional are like a dog being chased and beaten hardly, until the corner of walls, fighting with the last strength, fiercely but ugly.

More and more disappointments among the people, by the dirty tricks and brainless talks by the Barisan Nasional leaders, and now the people are angry, really hope Anwar Ibrahim could kick their asses.

No ISA
Picture from Mob’s Crib

Now everyone please stay calm, just peaceful resistance, not to give chance to Barisan Nasional to detain more people under this stupid ISA.

Peace.

Protes Sejuta Rakyat Turun

Just back the people’s gathering organized by Protest. Named “Protes Sejuta Rakyat Turun”, the name kinda weird :-S Well this gathering was held to protest the petrol price hike which brings a lot of big problems to Malaysian.

Protest Sejuta Rakyat Turun, Kelana Jaya

Last few days road blocks were set up by police everywhere in Klang Valley. To avoid traffic jam and save petrol fuel, I took LRT to Kalana Jaya LRT station. From there I was not sure which bus to take to bring me to the Kelana Jaya Stadium, so after waiting at LRT station for 15 minutes, I decided to walk to the stadium.

After walking for around 30 minutes under the hot sun, finally I’ve reached Kelana Jaya Stadium at 3:30pm. When I reach there, it was middle of lion dance performance. Whole stadium was like in carnival, having stalls doing business outside of the stadium.

Lion dance performance in Protes

After the lion dance performance, I walked around the stalls, looking for Protes red t shirt (my shirt was very wet due to sweating). I didn’t manage to get a t shirt because most of the stalls had all red t shirts sold out. But then luckly I walked around the stadium and found a stall at behind of the stadium selling red t shirt, and I bought 1 XXL t shirts (which are the left over =.=) for RM15.

After changing my shirt, I went into stadium, and listened to few politician’s speech, like Mat Sabu, Tan Seng Giaw, Teng Chang Khim, Husam Musa, Abdul Khalid Ibrahim… And of course, Badrul Hisham and Ginie Lim too 😀

After the speech, was the performance of the local punk rock band Carburetor Dung. I was standing beside the stage watching the band performance, I didn’t realize what happen, then suddenly I saw few guys jumped up to the stage and tried to stop the performance and pushed the vocalist from the stage, then I saw water bottles and rock thrown by the crowd to the stage. I thought the show was interrupted by police and the crowd tried to save the band. But I was wrong.

Alak was pulling away by Angkatan Pemuda Keadilan

During singing the song Jilat (lick), the vocalist Alak pulled down his pant to the crowd, intended to heighten the “satire”. However, this gesture was interpreted as disrespect gesture to Anwar Ibrahim, causing the crowd were anger and started to throwing mineral water bottles and rocks to the stage. Alak was whisked away by the PKR’s Angkatan Pemuda Keadilan. Hishamuddin Rais, the coordinator of the performance, took this responsibility and made emotional apologies to the crowd. After advices from the organizer, the situation was under control, and the organizer called a break for Maghrib prayers.

After the prayer, it was the beginning of the event’s climate. Important leaders from Pakatan Rakyat are going to appear at stadium, like Dr. Hatta Ramli, Nasir Hashim, Lim Kit Siang, Teresa Kok, Raja Petra Kamarudin, and the most waited Anwar Ibrahim.

I was standing behind the journalists, trying to get some nice photos. However, more and more people tried to squeeze in the little place too, and pushed me up to the stage. So I was quite near to the speech stage, enable me to get wonderful photos of the speakers.

Anwar Ibrahim

I left the stadium at 10:35pm, with another friend that I knew in the stadium, John, a retired Indian friend. We talked while walking to the Kelana Jaya LRT station, for 30 minutes. However when we reach the LRT station, the service already stopped and the station was closed down. It was very expected, so we have to take cab to the KL.

It was a tiring day.

More photos

Sad case

Chee_gaik_yap Chee Gaik Yap, 25, newly graduated from UUM, from Sg Petani, was raped and murdered last Saturday. This is one of the raped and murdered cases that happened frequently recently in Malaysia.

What have happened to Malaysia? We were once proud with our best infrastructures around the World. However, our mind and culcture here still worse than many other 3rd world countries. Government staffs and officers just know how to earn money and give us bad services (head of MCA always disappear when citizen asking for help) and terrible facilities (cracked MRR2 bridges, hospitals with bacterias, toll plazas…), plays with dirty political tricks too (phantom members of MCA – phantom voters in election). Our Deputy Information Minister Donald Lim Siang Chai even asked media not to report so much criminal news so that it not affect the image of the country. What the FUCK is this little uncle thinking? Hide all the problems in the carpet so that Government can be forgiven on all the bad things happened in Malaysia? I think we should reveal all the news and let whole world know what is happening here, this will pressure the government and police department to make sure we are safe, hiding the problem jus only will make Malaysia a worse place to stay!

Now is the problem of police department. Salary of policemen is low, not many people interested to join police force while existing policemen, most of them, just know how to get involve in corruptions (described as licensed robbers) and lack of capability in fight with crime.

As normal citizen, all we can do is only take care ourselve, help each other and pray hard not be target of those uneducated creatures.

Is it the time to change government? Pls fully utilize your vote in coming election! Afterall we don have many excellent University graduates like Chee Gaik Yap to lose!