ISA vigil in Penang

There will be a peaceful vigil in front of the Dewan Sri Pinang at 9.00pm today. The objective is to urge for the release of all ISA detainees and also a repeal of this undemocratic law. Those interested are asked to bring along candles or torchlights.

An Update:

The vigil was very well attended by people from all walks of life. Some from civil society groups and political parties while others were ordinary Malaysians concerned with the recent use of the undemocratic ISA by the BN government against blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin and politician/blogger Teresa Kok and also the recently freed Tan Hoon Cheng.

The speakers and the crowd called for the immediate release of Raja Petra, Teresa Kok and others who are still under ISA detention and also the repeal of this immoral ISA.

There were speeches from representatives of civil society groups, the Penang State government and political parties. There were songs too that were sung by members of the highly spirited crowd.

Recently freed Sin Chew Daily senior reporter, Tan Hoon Cheng, made a brief appearance. She thanked the crowd and other concerned Malaysians for the support given to her.

At the end of the vigil the spirit was still high especially when the crowd was given a moral boost from the passing cars nearby that gave honks of approval.

For elaborate report and pix of the vigil, check here and here.


4 Responses to “ISA vigil in Penang”

  1. 1 lucia 14 September 2008 at 7:51 pm

    i’ll be there. so see you there, mus. well i’m sure i’ll run into many other familiar faces too.

  2. 2 Samuel Goh Kim Eng 14 September 2008 at 10:55 pm

    Let there be a lighted candle within each heart
    That can neither be extinguished nor torn apart
    To remind each one of us to play our solemn part
    In ensuring justice is restored never to depart

    (C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng – 130908
    Sat. 13th Sept. &
    Sun. 14th Sept. 2008.

  3. 3 arifabdull 15 September 2008 at 1:30 am

    Just back home from CLV at Bogger House at Damansara KL. Almost 100 ppl participated despite of the rain and short notice.

    Jom lakukan HARTAL untuk selamatkan negara tercinta ini.


    Let’s do HARTAL for our beloved country.


  4. 4 Isa X 15 September 2008 at 6:56 am

    Act of desperation and sheer ignoramus. Papa & Baby Doc Duvalie`, French and US tyrants reigned poverty and fear on the Rakyat of Haiti for 4 1/2 decades.
    That’s until they fled seeking asylum with their ill-gotten wealth leaving the country in squalor, divided and perpetually broken.
    I fear of such similarity in the near future.
    Free RP! Free All ISA detainees!

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