Monday, 14 February 2011

Extremist Hindraf planned rally nipped in the bud by PDRM

I thought with Samy Vellu retired, the extremist Hindraf does not have a subject to feed their hate any more. Probably that is why they are trying to make the "Ban the Novel Interlok" their new rallying cry. Does Hindraf knows that the Government is trying very hard to solve the issue amicably, or they know, but could not care less when they think they sense fear in the Government itself.

However I must commend the Polis for reacting swiftly to nip the problem before it gets any worse. Such planned massed rally without permit in KL or any other places in Malaysia will only invite trouble to the demonstrators and the innocent bystanders.

59 Hindraf, HRP members detained in 4 states
February 13, 2011

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 – Police today detained 59 Hindraf and Human Rights Party (HRP) members in Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur for staging illegal protests against “Interlok”.

A Bukit Aman spokesman said among those detained, 21 were held in Kuala Lumpur, five in Selangor, six in Perak and 26 in Negeri Sembilan.

“Similar protest convoys were also held in Kedah but no arrests were made. As of 7pm, police have only detained members in four states,” he told Bernama tonight.

According to Gombak police chief ACP Abdul Rahim Abdullah, Hindraf Information chief S. Jayathas was among those detained at Jalan Templer Park for behaving aggressively towards the police.

“Initially, about 50 people arrived in 15 cars and started distributing flyers in Rawang to protest the ‘Interlok’ novel, calling for its abolishment,” he said.

He added that police also seized Hindraf Makkal Sakti flags and 65 flyers that urged the public to gather at the Petronas Twin Towers (KLCC) on February 27 to stage a mass rally to protest the “Interlok” novel.

In Brickfields, ACP Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid said 21 people, including five women and a child, were detained at the Jalan Tun Sambathan junction in Brickfields at 2.30pm when they arrived in 18 cars.

“The cars displaying stickers ‘Say No To Interlok’ arrived in a convoy,” he said at the Travers police station here today.

However, they were later released on bail, he said.

In Ipoh, police detained six HRP members for behaving aggressively towards the police when they gathered in front of the Jelapang police station.

State CID chief Datuk Dzuraidi Ibrahim said among those detained were Perak HRP chairman P. Ramesh, his deputy N. Subramaniam, 43, secretary S. Sivakumar, 51, S. Sivakumar, 38, S. Jayakumar, 49 and Perak HRP coordinator R. Mogan, 44.

Dzuraidi said before their detention at 10.15am, about 20 people had started moving as a convoy in 10 cars from Buntung, Buntung market and Buntung police station towards Jalan Besar, Jelapang.

In Seremban, police detained 26 Hindraf members, including six women and four children, who were involved in an illegal convoy of 16 cars at 2.15pm.

Seremban police chief ACP Saiful Azly Kamaruddin said police had received information that an illegal convoy of cars would be passing through the town today.

“Police started monitoring their activities from 1.35pm and detained the members who arrived in 16 cars which displayed ‘Say No To Interlok’ stickers, when they reached the Jalan Zaaba traffic light near the Rahang police station,” he told reporters here today.

He said police had initially spoken to the head of the convoy, R. Sivakumar, 44, and told him that the convoy needed a permit, without which it was illegal to carry on.

“However, our advice was not heeded but instead they continued and shouted ‘Hidup Hindraf’ in Tamil. We had no choice but to detain them due to safety and security reasons. They were also wearing T-shirts of the movement that has been deemed illegal by the government". – Bernama

I hope the Kementerian dalam Negeri and the Polis are on their toes, Malaysians have had it up to our nose with unruly demonstrations which could get violent and dangerous, Hindraf does not give up easily. Their leaders should be notified that the glove will be off and the ISA will be used against citizens who are bent in making problems to this blessed country.

The Interlok issue will only be resolved by talking amicably on the table not on the streets fighting with the Polis.

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