Friday, 21 June 2013 23:13

Anwar: Ignore the lies of the police chiefs, Umno & Najib. SEE YOU AT PADANG MERBOK!

Written by  Anwar Ibrahim

Bad faith is not a good start to the exercise of executive power. What more from those who have no legitimacy.

Federal Territory Minister Tengku Adnan Yaakob has been busy barking out orders as to when and where the people may gather for our fateful rally. Collectively, they are making it extremely difficult to hold tomorrow’s rally at Padang Merbok even though we have bent backwards to accommodate them. That is bad faith writ large.

Yes, indeed we have been mild and we have been patient. The people have exercised extreme self-restraint so far. Instead of taking to the street, the people have only held rallies and peaceful assemblies to show their anger, protest and disappointment.

Having robbed us of our electoral victory, the UMNO-BN government has also committed a long list of wrongdoings – arresting innocent protesters, prosecuting activists and opposition leaders under the Peaceful Assembly Act, threatening to revoke passports, etc. The list is just too long to enumerate. At the same time, incitement to racial hatred and fear mongering is given free reign. The culprits among whom are a former Prime Minister and an ex-senior judge are going about it with impunity aided by UMNO’s main media organ.

We won the elections but UMNO has used the Elections Commission to steal our victory. They have cheated the people. They have violated their rights. And now the police are being instructed to issue unwarranted threats of prosecution if we proceed with this rally.

Don’t let the bad guys dictate your future

To the people, let me say this:

Ignore these threats. It is your constitutional right to assemble peacefully. Your lives cannot be dictated by the police, or UMNO or the Prime Minister.

Tomorrow marks our 15th Black 505 rally. It is your right to demand that the Election Commission heads step down for the widespread fraud. The ink was not indelible and that itself is a crime but tomorrow’s rally will leave an indelible imprint in our history. Your children and my children and the future generations to come will remember it.

They will remember that in spite of the odds, the obstacles and the pitfalls along the way, we soldiered on.

By the will of God, the future of this nation lies in your hands. So, when tomorrow comes, let us all be there to make our date with destiny.

Anwar Ibrahim is the Leader of the Malaysian Opposition

Anwar: Ignore the lies of the police chiefs, Umno & Najib. SEE YOU AT PADANG MERBOK!


Malaysia Chronicle

Friday, 21 June 2013 23:55

DAP calls on ALL MEMBERS to join June 22 Black 505: Citizens must protest ‘dirty’ GE13

Written by  DAP

DAP fully supports the Black 505 rally this weekend as it is the right of people to protest the 13th general election, which was not ‘clean’ or transparent.

DAP sees it as the responsibility of citizens to protest against the flawed process of the 13th general election which was dirty and unfair. The right to assemble is also a basic human right and the police should help rather than hinder the expression of the people’s freedom.

All members are encouraged to join the rally and wear black.

DAP members will gather at Jalan Sultan opposite Hotel Lok Ann starting from 12 noon, and all members will begin walking to Padang Merbok at 2pm.

(Translated by Wong Choon Mei. Scroll below for original text in Malay)

DAP calls on ALL MEMBERS to join June 22 Black 505: Citizens must protest ‘dirty’ GE13


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