Saturday, December 22, 2007

Fruit from a poisonous tree will be poisonous

I read a very good article from Raja Petra...

Fruit from a poisonous tree will be poisonous

Posted by Raja Petra
Wednesday, 19 December 2007

They say only Islam is good, all other religions are bad. And those with no religion whatsoever or atheists are even worse. But these people from the good religion want the government to do bad things. That is what troubles me to no end. How can a good religion make people want to be bad?

http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=20&Itemid=38

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

What you can do to help?

Dear Comrades and friends,

These are the people been arrested so far. Currently almost all detainees has been taken their statement. But no indication of release.
We need to call and pressure OCCI IPK KL , ACP Koh 019-8813050 or DSP Rosly 03-21460522.


S. Arutchelvan (Sec-Gen of PSM)
A. Sivarajan
Dr Nasir Hashim (Chair, PSM)
Tian Chua (Information Bureau chief, PKR)
Dr. Lo' Lo' Ghazali
Dr. Hatta Ramli (Treasurer, PAS)
Abdul Razak Ismail
Ang Hiok Gai
Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim (Sec-Gen of PKR)
Ustazah Nuridah Mohd Salleh
Azira Ariffin
Hashim Awang
Abdul Muhaimin Roslan (13-year-old)
Mohd Sabri Shafie
Mohabadilah Muda
Ustaz Nasruddin Tantawi
Dr Dzulkifli Ahmad
Yap Swee Seng
Wong Chin Huat
Mokhtar Rozaidi

More than 23 arrested today for trying to deliver a Bersih memorandum to Parliament

11 December 2007

Continued crackdown:
23 arrested in relation to BERSIH's submission of memorandum to Parliament

The government's crackdown on peaceful assembly continued, when the police arrested 23 individuals, including SUARAM executive director Yap Swee Seng, in relation to BERSIH's submission of a memorandum to the Parliament this morning.

Those arrested are reported to be held at the Kuala Lumpur Contingent Police Headquarters (IPK Kuala Lumpur). As of 2pm, 23 individuals are confirmed to be detained at IPK Kuala Lumpur.

Arrested at Lake Gardens (11am)
16 of them were arrested near Lake Gardens, when they were on the way to the Parliament:
1. S. Arutchelvan
2. Sivarajan Arumugam
3. Dr. Nasir Hashim
4. Tian Chua
5. Dr. Hatta Muhd Ramli
6. Abdul Razak Ismail
7. Dr Lo' Lo' Hj Muhd Ghazali
8. Ang Hiok Gai
9. Nurida Md Salleh
10. Sabri Shafie
11. Hashim Awang
12. Azira Ariffin
13. Nasruddin Hassan Tentawi
14. Abdul Muhaimin Roslan (13 years old)
15. Muhd Badillah Muda.
16. Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim

Arrested at the Parliament (1pm)
Another 6 were arrested as they were leaving the Parliament building at approximately 1.00-1.30pm, after submitting the memorandum to the Parliament:
1. Dr Dzulkifli Ahmad
2. Yap Swee Seng
3. Wong Chin Huat
4. V. Gayathry
5. Mien Lor
6. Mokhtar Rozaidi

Arrested in front of IPK Kuala Lumpur (2pm)
At approximately 2pm, another activist, Noorashimah, was arrested in front of the Kuala Lumpur Contingent Police Headquarters (IPK Kuala Lumpur) when she protested the arrests.

Police intimidation at PAS headquarters
The police have also reportedly surrounded the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) headquarters at Jalan Raja Laut, Kuala Lumpur.

SUARAM strongly condemns the Malaysian government and the police for their ongoing crackdown and attacks on freedom of assembly, a fundamental right which is guaranteed under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Federal Constitution of Malaysia. We demand for the unconditional and immediate release of all those arrested.

Urgent actions needed:
Please write protest letters to the government and the police to express your strongest condemnation and outrage on the latest arrests and the ongoing crackdown on freedom of assembly and all form of dissent and criticisms. Please also demand the Malaysian government for the immediate and unconditional release of all those arrested.

Your protest letters should be sent to:
1. Prime Minister of Malaysia
Dato' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Prime Minister's Office Malaysia
Perdana Putra Building,
Federal Government Administrative Centre,
62502 PUTRAJAYA,
Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel: + 60 3 8888 6000
Fax: + 60 3 8888 3444

2. Inspector-General of Police
Tan Sri Musa Hassan
Ibu Pejabat Polis Diraja Malaysia,
50560 Bukit Aman,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +603 2262 6015
Fax: +603 2272 5613

For more information, please read:
http://www.harakahdaily.net/bm/

http://www.malaysia-today.net/nuc2006/index.php?itemid=833

http://www.malaysia-today.net/index.shtml

http://www.merdekareview.com/

www.malaysiakini.com

Thursday, November 29, 2007

8th HUMAN RIGHTS CAMP

Please come and join us in this DEMA Annual Human Rights Camp,
please forward to your friends who might be interested to join!!

Are you ready??? HR Camp is coming to town...

8th HUMAN RIGHTS CAMP!!

Never...never miss...never miss this camp...

Only RM 25

7/12/2007 ~ 9/12/2007

New Era College, Kajang

DO you know about your rights?

Let's join DEMA human rights camp to know the basic human rights concepts and to avoid being the victims of violations. Let’s work together for a better future!

Activities such as exposure trip, movie screening, sharing session, games with the human right activists etc…


WHERE WE GO?

Chin Refugee Community

Suaram - Internal Security Act

SOS Damansara - Mother-Tongue Education

Rawang High-Tension Electrical Tower

Kampung Berembang - Squattered Area

Program:

v Introduction to Human Rights

v Exposure Trip Presentation

v Malaysia Human Rights Condition Analysis

v Movie Screening

v Case Studies

v Human Rights Activist Sharing

v Groups Discussion

v Games & Games & Games…………

Further Information & Registration Please Contact:

Yong Jin 0123770626

Jing Cheng 0127583779

Long Hui 0165583657

Email: demamalaysia@gmail.com

Website: dema2u.blogspot. com

Organized By:

Malaysia Youth and Students Democratic Movement (DEMA)
Amnesty International (AI)

Info: Come and join Preliminary National Youth Consultation Conference, 2 Dec (Sun)

Hi, friends....

Recently you all must be reading a lot of issues, the judiciary, the Bersih rally and yesterday one Hindraf rally. And as youth, there is an opportunity for us to come together to discuss diverse issues that affect us.



So, Youth for Change (Y4C) together with Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall Youth Section, Pusat Janadaya (EMPOWER), Solidariti Mahasiswa Malaysia (SMM) and National Young Lawyers Committee (NYLC) cordially invite you as the participant of the Preliminary NYCC with the theme “An United Force for Change : Opportunities and Challenges For Youth”.



The following are the details of the Preliminary NYCC:

Date: 2 December, 2007 (Sunday)

Time: 8.30am-5.00pm

Medium : Bahasa Malaysia

Venue: Bar Council Auditorium

No. 13, 15 & 17 Leboh Pasar Besar, Kuala Lumpur



Youth leaders and representatives from various organizations are invited to attend the Conference to share their thoughts on how the youth groups can work together, how it could work better and be more inclusive before, during and byond the coming General Election. The youth voices and perspectives have always been ignored by the political parties and authorities whereby they are lack of comprehensive and wholesome focus of policies, programmes and activities on youth issues.

So, wish you can join us la. Please read the invitation letter for details and register yourself by this Wednesday ya.


I sent this information coz Yeeling has difficulty to access to y4c yahoo group..

Warm regards,

Chian Yi

Empower

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

1110 BERSIH DEMO, The largest political protest in nearly a decade erupted in Malaysia's capital city, Kuala Lumpur.

1110 BERSIH DEMO, The largest political protest in nearly a decade erupted in Malaysia's capital city, Kuala Lumpur.





The rally was the largest political demonstration in Malaysia since supporters of Anwar Ibrahim, then deputy prime minister, protested for several days in September 1998.

That demonstration was in protest at Ibrahim's dismissal from the cabinet and ruling party by Mahathir Mohamad, who was then prime minister.

Anwar later founded the People's Justice Party, one of three opposition parties involved in the latest demonstration.

"It is a good signal that Malaysians want freedom and democracy, and they want free and fair elections," he said.

Anwar has called for further street protests until changes in electoral policy are implemented.

However, Najib Razak, Malaysia's deputy prime minister, said the government would not tolerate illegal assembly. (Please read fully article at http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/72EFBCFD-6A34-4B82-BD57-BB69ADA7C763.htm)





To read more news, please click at the link below:
http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/11/10/malaysia.protests/index.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7088877.stm



http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/74507



http://www.merdekareview.com/news.php?n=5326



http://www.merdekareview.com/news.php?n=5327



http://www.merdekareview.com/news.php?n=5329

Please click the video below:


Thursday, October 18, 2007

PETRONAS, a giant in Malaysia

PETRONAS, the acronym for Petroliam Nasional Berhad, was incorporated on 17 August 1974 under the Companies Act 1965. It is wholly-owned by the Malaysian government and is vested with the entire ownership and control of the petroleum resources in Malaysia through the Petroleum Development Act 1974, an Act of Parliament. (http://www.petronas.com.my/internet/corp/centralrep2.nsf/frameset_corp?OpenFrameset)



Petronas financial year ended March 31, 2007 net profit is RM48,300,000,000.
If the net profit is give to every Malaysian (include children), how much can a Malaysian get?
Answer:
RM48,300,000,000 / 27,000,000 (population) = RM1788.88 per year.
A Malaysian can get RM147 per month. RM147 can buy 76.56L unleaded petrol. RM147 can buy 980 eggs. RM147 can buy 210 Roti Canai!
While for pre-tax profit (since it is belong to people), each Malaysian can share RM76,300,000,000. Every Malaysian can get RM76,300,000,000 / 27,000,000 = RM2825.92 per year.
(You can refer to http://www.petronas.com.my/internet/corp/centralrep2.nsf/frameset_corp?OpenFrameset)


Unfortunately, the profit is not return to the people.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Noam Chomsky

I read this paaragraph in my friend's blog:

Avram Noam Chomsky:
Again, very often when I do something which the state regards as illegal, I regard it as legal : that is, I regard the state as criminal...

The concept of legality and the concept of justice are not identical; they're not entirely distinct either. Insofar as legality incorporates justice in this sense of better justice, referring to a better society, then we should follow and obey the law, and force the state to obey the law and force the great corporations to obey the law, and force the police to obey the law, if we have the power to do so. Of course, in those areas where the legal system happens to represent not better justice, but rather the techniques of oppression that have been codified in a particular autocratic system, well, then a reasonable human being should disregard and oppose them, at least in principle; he may not, for some reason, do it in fact.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Struggle

My friend send me a poem:

Struggle.


Great strength is brought with pain,
From out the strife,
From out the storms that sweep
The human soul___
Those hidden tempests
Of the inner life___
Comes forth the lofty calm
Of self-control.

Peace after war. Although
The heart may be trampled
And plowed like a torn battle field,
Rich are the fruits that follow victory,
And the battle grounds
The fullest harvests yield.

Strong grows his arm who breasts
A downward stream,
And stems with steady stroke;
The mighty tide
Of his own passions. Sore
The wrench may seem,
But only he is strong
Whose strength is tried.

To toil is hard, to lay
Aside the oar,
To softly rise and fall
With passion's swell,
Is easier far. But when
The dream is o'er
The bitterness of waking
None can tell.

To float at ease, by sleepy
Zephyrs fanned,
Is but to grow more feeble
Day by day;
While slips life's little hour
Out, sand by sand,
And strength and hope together
Waste away.

He only wins who sets
His thews of steele
With tighter tensions for
The prick of pain;
Who wearies, yet stands fast;
Whose patient zeal
Welcomes the present loss
For future gain.

Toil before ease; the cross,
Before the crown.
Who covets rest, he first
Must earn the boom.
He who at night in peace
Would lay him down,
Must bear his load amid
The heats of noon.

__Ellen P. Allerton.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Boycott Chief Justice Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim presides at the Federal Court

This is following the revelation of a shocking video showing senior lawyer VK Lingam on the phone allegedly with Ahmad Fairuz on fixing the appointment of judges.

Bar Committee chairperson R Ravindra Kumar said that the issues raised in the video suggested corruption and blatant executive interference with the judiciary.

"Investigation on the protagonist on the video and all the persons named or mentioned as well as on all the matters raised in it (the video) is warranted," said Ravindra.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oK5S3J-qlI

Please read the transcript here: http://www.malaysia kini.com/ news/72608

Thursday, September 20, 2007

[Sharing] 12 persoalan besar di Batu Buruk belum terjawab

Episod kekecohan yang menyaksikan keganasan pihak polis di Batu Burok, Kuala Terengganu, 8 September telah berlalu hampir seminggu. Sebahagian besar daripada 23 orang awam ditahan polis telah dibebaskan dan kembali menjalani kehidupan seperti biasa.

Dua mangsa tembakan ‘peluru hidup’ polis yang masing-masing dirawat di Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah (HSNZ), Kuala Terengganu dan Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM), Kubang Kerian, Kelantan juga dilaporkan beransur sembuh. Dua mangsa tembakan ‘peluru hidup’ polis yang masing-masing dirawat di Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah (HSNZ), Kuala Terengganu dan Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM), Kubang Kerian, Kelantan juga dilaporkan beransur sembuh.

Untuk renungan dan bahan fikir bersama, berikut diperturunkan beberapa persoalan dan tandatanya tersebut:

1. Kerosakan harta awam dianggarkan RM500 ribu oleh pihak Majlis Perbandaran Kuala Terengganu (MPKT). Exco Datuk Rosol Wahid pula dalam kenyataan berasingan mendakwa nilai kerosakan itu mencecah RM1 juta (biasa lah tu, pemimpin BN memang selalu melebih-lebih dalam hal seumpama ini). Kerosakan itu didakwa dibuat “perusuh” yang dikaitkan dengan para penyokong PAS yang hadir malam itu.

Anehnya, segala kerosakan yang berlaku seperti papantanda jalan, lampu isyarat, pasu bunga dan lain-lain itu sebenarnya terletak di dalam zon yang dikawal polis. Sepanjang kekecohan memuncak, tidak ada orang awam dibenarkan memasuki kawasan jalan sepanjang 200 meter dari persimpangan lampu isyarat merentasi depan Kediaman Seri Iman hingga ke stesen minyak Esso di situ. Maka menjadi tanda tanya, siapa bertanggungjawab memecah dan merosakkan harta awam itu?

2. Puluhan buah motosikal dan kereta dilaporkan mengalami kerosakan teruk kesan pukulan benda tumpul (kayu atau batu). Gambar-gambar sebahagian kenderaan yang rosak itu turut disiarkan akhbar. Antara gambar itu menunjukkan lokasi motosikal yang rosak itu hanya beberapa depa dari sepasukan polis Unit Simpanan Persekutuan (FRU) sedang berkawal.

Apakah munasabah orang awam melakukannya dan dilihat sahaja oleh anggota FRU? Lagi pun, kenderaan yang rosak itu adalah milik orang awam, bukan milik anggota FRU atau polis. Sedangkan pertembungan malam itu antara polis dan orang awam. Apakah munasabah orang awam merosakkan kenderaan mereka sendiri? (Bunyinya macam tuduhan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim tumbuk muka dia sendiri dululah!)

3. Ada orang awam menceritakan telah melihat sekumpulan anggota polis mengunjungi Pasar Besar Kedai Payang (pasar utama di tengah bandar Kuala Terengganu) beberapa hari sebelum kejadian. Mereka itu dikatakan telah memborong kesemua ‘bidas’ (lastik, orang Kedah sebut ‘terbir’, orang Putih kata ‘catapult’). Untuk apa lastik-lastik itu diborong polis?

4. Insiden bakar bendera negara turut dipertikaikan. Gambar disiarkan akhbar Berita Harian, 10 September menunjukkan seorang pemuda lengkap bertopi keledar sedang membakarnya di tengah jalanraya yang agak lengang. Berdasarkan gambar itu, dipercayai jurugambar yang merakamkan insiden itu berada tidak jauh dari si pembakar itu.

Mungkin jurugambar tersebut adalah orang paling wajar disoalsiasat, siapa sebenarnya pemuda itu? Apakah gambar tersiar itu satu-satunya gambar dirakamnya ketika itu, atau ada lagi gambar-gambar lain yang merakamkan imej lebih jelas mengenai pembakar bendera itu?

5. Lebih dipersoalkan banyak pihak, apakah pemuda itu sebahagian dari kumpulan pemuda yang datang untuk mendengar ceramah PAS atau dari kumpulan lain? Bajunya tidak menampakkan sebarang tanda basah atau berpeluh, menunjukkan dia belum begitu lama di situ, tidak sebagaimana yang lain.

6. Ada juga eyewitness mendakwa melihat seseorang dari dalam sebuah kereta menghulurkan bendera negara yang menjadi bahan bakar itu kepada pemuda tersebut dan menyuruhnya membakar. Jika benar begitu, bermakna bendera itu bukan disentap di situ ketika kekecohan berlaku, tetapi sengaja dibawa dari tempat lain oleh orang misteri yang berkereta itu.

7. Ada juga eyewitness menyaksikan kedatangan sekumpulan mat rempit sejurus selepas keadaan agak reda. Mereka ini memang menjadikan laluan yang terlibat dengan kekecohan itu sebagai track perlumbaan mereka saban malam. Tidak payah diberitahu, mereka ini memang menyimpan dendam dengan pasukan polis kerana sering mengganggu akvititi malam mereka.
Mereka ini dikatakan tumpang sekaki “mengamuk” dan melakukan kekacauan sebagai melepas geram terhadap pasukan polis. Apakah mustahil mereka ini turut terlibat membakar bendera, kon polis dan melakukan kerosakan-kerosakan lain itu?

8. Keengganan pihak Polis Daerah Kuala Terengganu mengeluarkan permit untuk perhimpunan malam itu turut dipertikaikan. Pertama, telah beberapa kali lokasi sama dijadikan pentas ceramah melibatkan nama-nama besar dalam pembangkang seperti Mohamad Sabu, Anwar dan Tuan Guru Abdul Hadi Awang sendiri. Majlis-majlis tersebut berjalan lancar dan aman, tiada kekacauan atau gangguan keselamatan, selagimana tiada kacau ganggu pihak polis.

9. Pihak polis memberikan alasan tidak mengeluarkan permit ceramah kononnya kawasan perumahan itu didiami golongan elit, pegawai kerajaan dan orang ternama. Justeru sebarang majlis ceramah akan menghasilkan gangguan bunyi kepada penghuni taman itu.

Juga dibangkitkan soal gangguan kepada para pelancong yang menginap di chalet dan resort berdekatan. Sedangkan lokasi sama terletak hanya beberapa ratus meter dari pentas utama Pantai Batu Buruk. Di situ saban bulan (kekadang tu saban minggu), berbagai bentuk bunyi bising dikumandangkan, tidak kira siang mahu pun malam. Mengapa tidak ditimbulkan soal gangguan bunyi dari pesta hiburan itu?

10. Soal bantahan yang didakwa dari penduduk setempat juga tidak sukar difahami. Mana ada orang Umno yang suka ceramah PAS diadakan berdekatan rumah mereka? Jadi, jika diraikan setiap bantahan orang Umno, nescaya tidak akan ada peluang bagi PAS untuk menganjurkan majlisnya di kawasan-kawasan awam. Apakah polis tidak pernah mengeluarkan permit untuk majlis Umno/BN jika dibantah penduduk setempat dari kalangan PAS?

11. Tindakan FRU melepaskan gas pemedih mata tanpa mengira tempat juga amat dikesalkan. Ia dihalakan bukan sahaja ke arah orang ramai yang cuba disuraikan, tetapi turut disasarkan ke arah kedai makan yang sedang dipenuhi pelanggan. Kanak-kanak yang berada di dalam kedai itu, termasuk anak-anak pemilik kedai, turut menerima kesan gas tersebut.

Apakah aspek keselamatan orang awam yang tidak ada kena-mengena dengan kekecohan itu tidak diambil kira terlebih dahulu oleh polis? Apakah semata-mata atas alasan menyuraikan perhimpunan haram, polis dihalalkan bertindak apa cara sahaja?

12, Tindakan seorang anggota polis melepaskan ‘peluru hidup’ sehingga mencederaparahkan dua orang awam sangat dipertikaikan. Anggota polis itu mendakwa kononnya beliau diserang, lalu memaksanya melepaskan tembakan demi mempertahankan diri.

Apa pun alasan dan dakwaan yang cuba dikemukakan, rakyat tidak dapat menerima ia sebagai tindakbalas yang wajar. Lain lah kalau orang yang didakwanya menyerangnya itu juga bersenjata. Apatah lagi diambilkira sebab kenapa beliau “diserang” itu, ialah kerana orang ramai melihat beliau cuba melakukan provokasi di tengah-tengah hadirin.

Dipetik daripada:
http://www.harakahdaily.net/bm/index.php/12-persoalan-besar-di-Batu-Buruk-belum-terjawab.html

Pendapat saya:
Saya berasa kes tersebut adalah muslihat UMNO. UMNO cuba melakukan kekecohan untuk cuba melemahkan PAS yang dapat mengugat kepentingan UMNO. Kita perlu jelas bahawa parti yang rasuah, zalim dan rosak adalah selalu takut kepada Parti yang menegakkan keadilan. Saya percaya bahawa kes tersebut adalah dibuat oleh pentadbir sendiri.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

UPM buat lawak! Dakwa Yee simpan risalah, bahan lucah

UPM VC defends seizure of student's laptop! Shame !
Shame on him!


Analisis/komen:
Amat hairannya dan kecewanya bahawa Naib Canselor UPM, Datuk Dr Nik Mustapha R Abdullah mengeluarkan kata-kata yang tidak rasional dan profesional dari segi undang-undang dan akademik. Adakah Datuk Dr Nik Mustapha R Abdullah masih layak menjadi Naib Canselor UPM?

Seseorang yang tidak rasional dan profesional bukan sahaja tidak layak jadi Naib Canselor dan juga adalah tidak layak menjadi ahli akademik.

Unit keselamatan UPM mengambil komputer riba milik, telefon bimbit serta MP3 bernilai RM6,000 malam Jumaat lalu (14/9/2007) tanpa sebarang kebenaran pemilik adalah kes jenayah. Tindakan Unit keselamatan UPM adalah merupakan rompakan dan kecurian. Kes rompakan dan kecurian adalah di bawah kes-kes jenayah.

Jika
Naib Canselor UPM, Datuk Dr Nik Mustapha R Abdullah mengeluarkan statement menyokong tindakan unit keselamatan, ini bermaksud Naib Canselor UPM, Datuk Dr Nik Mustapha R Abdullah bersuhabat dengan unit keselamatan untuk melakukan rompakan dan curian. Mereka bukan sahaja mencuri tetapi merompak!

Adakah Perompak dan pencuri boleh menjadi kaki keselamatan dan ahli akademik? Ini adalah kes hairan di Malaysia.
Naib Canselor UPM, Datuk Dr Nik Mustapha R Abdullah dan ketua Unit Tugas Khas (UTK) bahagian keselamatan UPM harus dibawa ke mahkamah untuk dibicari kesalahan mereka.

Selain itu, tuduhan
Naib Canselor UPM, Datuk Dr Nik Mustapha R Abdullah adalah sejenis fitnah di sisi undang-undang ataupun agama. Laptop (komputer riba) telah dirompak oleh UTK pada Jumaat yang lepas. Mereka boleh menghancurkan password dengan senang dan seterusnya meletakkan atau "install" apa-apa saja dokumen dan file ke dalam laptop. Naib Canselor UPM, Datuk Dr Nik Mustapha R Abdullah boleh buat apa-apa saja tuduhan dengan sesuka hati. Adakah dia seorang ahli akedemik atau seorang yang rasional dan profesional? Tuduhan Naib Canselor UPM, Datuk Dr Nik Mustapha R Abdullah jelas sekali menunjukkan bahawa dia telah bersuhabat dengan UTK untuk melakukan jenayah.

Naib Canselor UPM, Datuk Dr Nik Mustapha R Abdullah harus letakkan jawatan atau dipecat.


Update:
Bahasa Melayu
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/72571
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) mendakwa seorang pelajarnya, Yee Yang Yang telah melanggar Akta Universiti dan Kolej Universiti 1971 (Auku) kerana menyimpan bahan lucah dan bahan cetak tanpa kelulusan pihak berkuasa universiti dalam kawasan kampus.

Naib Canselor UPM, Datuk Dr Nik Mustapha R Abdullah berkata siasatan bahagian keselamatan universiti tersebut telah menemui risalah dalam bilik Yee yang dicetak oleh persatuan yang tidak berdaftar.

"Komputer ribanya juga mengandungi banyak bahan lucah," katanya dalam satu kenyataa hari ini sebagai mengulas laporan media mengenai dakwaan Yee yang pihak keselamatan universiti memecah masuk ke bilik asramanya pada 14 September 2007 dan merampas komputer riba serta lain-lain barangan miliknya.



English Version http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/72569
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) vice-chancellor Nik Mustapha R Abdullah today defended the action of campus authorities in seizing a student activist’s laptop and 12 other items during a spot check on his hostel room.

Nik Mustapha said the student, Yee Yang Yang, was suspected of having leaflets produced by ‘unregistered' organisations and that his laptop contained pornographic material.

He said the authorities acted according to procedure and described Yee’s accusation that UPM was attempting to intimidate him due to his political leaning as a “lie.”

"The action taken by the UPM security department was in accordance with the rules and regulations that relate to disciplinary violations made by Yee. His accusations are lies," said the VC.




Rumusan berita dari www.harakahdaily.net:
Menurut wakil BMB yang mengedarkan risalah insiden-insiden yang didakwa berlaku di kampus UPM,salah seorang mahasiswa mangsanya adalah Yee Yang Yang yang telah dirampas komputer riba, telefon bimbit, pendrive serta beberapa dokumen-dokumen penting.

Antara keterangan risalah yang diedarkan menyebut bahawa; kejadian tersebut didakwa dilakukan semasa satu sesi soal siasat yang dijalankan terhadap Yee Yang selama dua jam selepas dipanggil masuk ke bilik mesyuarat Kolej 13 oleh Pengetua dan Felo kolej, Mohd Fakhrurazi Mustapha serta tiga orang yang tidak dikenali selepas perjumpaan bersama pengetua kolej 13 berhubung kes kehilangan telefon bimbit.

Anehnya, semasa soal siasat tersebut, beliau telah disoal tentang Persatuan Bahasa Tionhua, BMB serta risalah-risalah berkaitan PRK.

http://www.harakahdaily.net/bm/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=9795&Itemid=50

Monday, September 17, 2007

UPM security ‘stole’ laptop

University Putra Malaysia security personnel allegedly broke into a student’s room and illegally confiscated a laptop computer and other electrical goods and documents.

The incident involving four security personnel occurred Friday at Yee Yang Yang hostel 13 between 11pm until 1am the following day.

According to Yee, the security guards were conducting a spot check on two rooms in his hostel with his room being one of them.

Yee was then subjected to a interrogation session where the security guards had allegedly demanded to know why he was involved in politics.

“I asked them: You (security guards) said earlier that you were looking for a stolen mobile phone, why are you asking me about politics?” said Yee when contacted.

Subsequently, the guards carted away Yee’s laptop computer, mobile phone and MP3 player valued at RM6,000. Documents were also confiscated.

Together with several friends, Yee confronted one of the four security guards yesterday afternoon and demanded for his belongings to be returned.

When all failed, Yee lodged a police report at the Sri Serdang police station.

He plans to lodge an official complaint with the university authorities and the Public Complaints Bureau soon.

Click Video here.


More Details: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/72467

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Ada apa yang lebih penting daripada kehidupan? Karajaan terus menganiayi rakyat.

Kerajaan Malaysia bukan sahaja kejam tetapi juga pandai dalam mengatur strategi untuk menjalankan semua penindasan terhadap rakyat.

Walaupun semua penindasan kepada rakyat adalah penindasan hak-hak asasi manusia tetapi kerajaan sentiasa cuba mengatakan golongan ditindas tersebut cuba membangkitkan isu perkauman. Kerajaan kita ini memang kejam, zalim dan handal dalam mengatur muslihat serta memesongkan isu sebenar.

Dalam tahun ini, banyak penindasan telah dilakukan oleh kerajaan. Termasuknya sejarah hitam yang terukir pada 20 November 2006 apabila benteng manusia di Berembang telah dirempuh dengan ganas oleh pihak FRU dan penguatkuasa MPAJ. Mereka dipukul, ditendang dan dihambat dengan kayu. Pergelutan berlaku kerana para penduduk dan sukarelawan enggan membiarkan surau berkenaan dirobohkan.

Setelah berjaya, meleraikan benteng manusia yang didirikan oleh penduduk, beberapa orang penguatkuasa MPAJ dilihat meluru ke dalam surau dengan memakai kasut but dan menendang barang-barang yang ada disamping memecahkan semua tingkap surau. Pada masa yang sama mereka menemui sekumpulan kanak-kanak dan orang dewasa yang turut berkubu didalam surau.

Selepas itu, pada bulan September, kerajaan menjalankan operasi bersepadu bagi mengurangkan ternakan khinzir daripada lebih 100,000 ekor kepada 48,000 ekor di kawasan Bukit Beruang, Paya Mengkuang dan Man Lok. Penduduk-penduduk Melaka tersebut akan hilang rezeki hidup dan harta apabila pembunuhan khinzir dan perobohan kandang dijalankan. Walaupun penternakan khinzir adalah haram di sisi Islam tetapi penternakan ini adalah hanya-hanya sumber hidup mereka. Penternak-penternak hanya manusia yang biasa. Kehidupan mereka harus dijaga. Walaupun mereka bukan Islam, mereka tetap mempunyai hak asasi sebagai seorang manusia. Kerajaan patut memberi bantuan kepada mereka untuk mengurangkan pencemaran dan bukannya menghapuskan mereka.

Tidak susahlah untuk memperhatikan bahawa, kerajaan akan terus menindas rakyat tanpa mempedulikan kaum, agama, umur dan jantina.

Kita perlu memberi kehormatan dan sokongan kepada penduduk-penduduk tersebut yang berani bertindak menghalang pihak berkuasa daripada menjalankan operasi menutup ladang babi mereka.

Hidup rakyat! Hidup perjuangan! Bersatu menentang kezaliman tanpa mengira kaum dan agama!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Anwar VS Pak Lah, who you choose?

My MCA friend challeged me again! He wrote in old friends group, "Anyway, why Rober Lua Khang Wei bcome so 'DIAM' now?? Not postingany political msg / topic here??? Becoz of 'Hari Merdeka'?? Planningto have Demostration at KL???"

I replied in the group as below:

Do you want to know the diffenrent of ideology between Anwar Ibrahimand Pak Lah now? Refer to Najib's Islamic Speech, Pak Lah supportNajib. How about Anwar? [For your information, the potentialcandidates for our next PM are Anwar (PKR), Najib (UMNO), Khairy(UMNO), Hishamuddin (UMNO), Pak Lah (UMNO) ; and for your further info, UMNO people always very racism and hold their KERIS and said want to use Chinese Blood to wash their KERIS.]


Please read statement below :
Najib’s dismal ignorance on the Islamic stateEMail This Post

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s latest pronouncement about Malaysia being an Islamic state shows his dismal ignorance of what such a state really means. In an attempt to pander to communal and religious sentiments, Najib has chosen to blatantly disregard the provisions of the Constitution which, while stating that Islam is the religion of the Federation, safeguards the sanctity of other religions without discriminating one from the other.
As our nation approaches its 50th year of independence, it is both sad and shocking that we still have leaders who have no qualms about fanning the flames of communal fire for political mileage.

Instead of making such reckless claims, I call on the Deputy Prime Minister to focus on the real and pressing problems which beset this country: the escalating crime rate, the widespread corruption, the blatant abuse of police powers such as arbitrary arrests and wrongful detention of innocent individuals and the continuing violation of other civil liberties and the deteriorating state of the judiciary.

We must reject all forms of racist, communalistic, and opportunistic politicking and conscientiously work towards greater harmony and unity.


ANWAR IBRAHIM19 July 2007

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Umno, of being the cause of an unknown number of deaths suffered in the 13 May 1969 race riots...

"my reply to them is sharp and simple. Raja Petra seditious? Hogwash! If anyone is seditious it is Umno and until today those propagating a blood-bath have not been made accountable for their actions. Was it not Najib, that ex-Selangor Menteri Besar with two Muhamads in his name, and all those others calling for my detention under the ISA who raised their keris above their heads at the TPCA padang in 1987 and threatened to bathe it in Chinese blood? Was it not Umno in November 1999 during the ceremony to launch Barisan Nasional’s election machinery in the Bukit Jalil Stadium that warned the Chinese if Barisan Nasional was to lose its two-thirds majority in the 29 November general election, just like on 11 May 1969, then another May 13 may erupt?

Yes, who in heaven’s name is seditious? (I was going to say ‘who the fuck’ but changed my mind so that I can keep this piece decent and suitable for minors). Is it I or Umno? I am alleged to have raised racial tension by allowing comments in Malaysia Today’s blogs that may rub some races the wrong way. Me? Me who has Malay, English, Welsh, Indian, Chinese, Thai, Filipino, etc., relatives who are Muslims, Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Taoists, atheists, etc? Hey, if there was a medal for being the most ‘global’ family I would be he who is most eligible to receive it. My family is almost like a mini-United Nations. And I have not even started dissecting the ‘Malay’ side of my family into sub-groups such as Bugis, Javanese, Minangkabau, etc.

Hey Umno! Yes, you, Umno! You, who accuse me of being seditious and who should be detained under the ISA. I, Raja Petra Bin Raja Kamarudin, is not only accusing you of being seditious, I am also accusing you, Umno, of being the cause of an unknown number of deaths suffered in the 13 May 1969 race riots. And I make this allegation with God as my witness and the testimony of the First Prime Minister of Malaya/Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman, Bapa Merdeka, who went to his grave an extremely sad man and who grievingly said he wished he had died and never lived to see the day that Malaysians would murder Malaysians." said by Raja Petra Kamarudin.

x x x x x

Learning the truth about May 13......
The May 13 incident as personally related by Tunku Abdul Rahman, the First Prime Minister of Malaya/Malaysia and Bapa Merdeka
At his residence in Penang, 1972
“It was clear to me as well as the police that in the highly charged political atmosphere after the police were forced to kill a Chinese political party worker on May 4th, 1969, something was bound to happen to threaten law and order because of the resentment towards the Government by the KL Chinese on the eve of the general election. This was confirmed at this man’s funeral on the 9th May when the government faced the most hostile crowd it had ever seen.
Therefore, when the opposition parties applied for a police permit for a procession to celebrate their success in the results of the general election, I was adamant against it because the police were convinced that this would lead to trouble. I informed Tun Razak about this and he seemed to agree.

Now, without my knowledge and actually “behind my back”, there were certain political leaders in high positions who were working to force me to step down as a PM. I don’t want to go into details but if they had come to me and said so I would gladly have retired gracefully.
Unfortunately, they were apparently scheming and trying to decide on the best way to force me to resign. The occasion came when the question of the police permit was to be approved.
Tun Razak and Harun Idris, the MB of the state of Selangor, now felt that permission should be given knowing fully well that there was a likelihood of trouble. I suppose they felt that when this happened they could then demand my resignation.......
I quite agree on what Raja Petra saying. Here is some info in Mandarine :
继大肆奚落巫统全国宣传主任莫哈末泰益(Muhammad Muhd Taib)以后,《今日马来西亚》(Malaysia Today)主编拉惹柏特拉(Raja Petra Kamaruddin)再度反击,直指巫统不仅煽动,更是造成1969年5月13日种族冲突无数伤亡的罪魁祸首!
拉惹柏特拉这次更抖出前巫青团团长纳吉(现任巫统署理主席、副首相)、巫青团团长希山慕丁(Hishammuddin Hussein)煽动种族情绪的举止,反问“究竟谁在煽动族群情绪”?
在《拉惹柏特拉煽动?一派胡言!》(Raja Petra seditious? Hogwash!)一文中,拉惹柏特拉以1987年巫青团在一场大集会上举起马来短剑,放话“以华人的血洗马来人的剑”,以及巫统于1999年11月在吉隆坡武吉加里尔(Bukit Jalil)启动巫统第十届全国大选竞选机制时,警告华人“若国阵三分之二国会议席遭否决,1969年5月13日的流血事件将重演”,驳斥“拉惹柏特拉煽动”的说法。

Thursday, August 02, 2007

I am really angry!

Today, I am really angry to my old friend. He is Tiger Lee. When I read his bull shit reply, I reply to him as the following:

Dear Tiger,

I am quite sad that you related my sharing with the hell of “pilihan raya” (general election). I don't care the “pilihan raya” (general election) now. BN sure will win. Let it win. It is ok.

Those effects or “kesan” are not bluffing. But you can say all are not true. Depend on everyone judgment.

Well, everyone is happy, live in good condition, no pressure, no corruption, MCA very kind, UMNO lagi bagus, all our ministers are good people, those people who sacrifice their freedom to fight against human rights violation are stupid people. The world is beautiful. No bad people, our ruling regime is very good and kind. PM's smile is handsome and attractive. Just some people very lazy only. Those weak people are because they are lazy. Nothing is kaitan (related) with system. True is false and false is true. Everything is not controlled. I start to love MCA, MIC and UMNO. Wah... they are so good. I want to vote them. Hope they can win 100% of votes.

Let's continue enjoy this kind of life and system. Don't worry, our earth will not be destroyed. Rich people and rulling regime are very kind. They will help us with generous.

Tiger, this is for you. Keep believe on these. Ganbate!

Take care, everyone!

Bye.


Cheers,
Robert/Khang Wei


Reference:

In frenforever@yahoogroups.com, "Lee Wen Chieh" wrote:

Dear all,
Seem like "Pilihan Raya" is around the corner. Robert Lua started spreading the news/info that agaisnt Barisan Nasional. i've been staying in Kota Bharu for 2 months, the people@ rakyat there are really poor- just get pay around RM 10-15/day.
How can they survive without high income under PAS's management???
The economic in Kelantan is really slow. BN is the one who really know how to 'run the business".
FYI- Pak Lah(Prime Minister) will visit Kelantan today(2 Aug) for pecah tanah ceremony. BN certainly will bring development in Kelantan to help Kelantanise to raise their income/living standard.


cheers,
tiger lee

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In frenforever@yahoogroups.com, robert_lkw wrote:

Dear friend,

Nothing much can do, "disiplin" only can be done by "sendiri".
Wish you success.

One thing want to share here. We have to aware that our country and majority countries system is capitalism or neo-liberalism.

Actually, what is this system? Any special?

Whatever pressure you can feel now is created by capitalism or neo-liberalism. You can get this kind of info in wikipedia and google easily.

I can show some effects or kesan of this kind of system here. I think we will able to feel the stress. We can't lose our job now. If we lose our job, we will not survive in the end. So, either you like it or dislike it, you have to work everyday. Remember, we work like hell or buffalo. It is because your boss will like you to be a dog than a human.
Then, he can get more profit. Why ya...???

It is hard to explain all the theories here. May be you can surf it in internet.

I just show some effects that we will face it in the end, if we don't want to make any changes:
1. Kos perubatan naik
2. Perasaan “security” rakyat turun. Semua rasa khuatir.
3. Solidarity sosial terkorban.
4. Kos pendidikan naik
5. Penuntut – hutang besar untuk dibayar
6. Kandungan kursus adalah lebih “praktikal”
7. Siswazah tiada “secure”. Kerja tidak terjamin.
8. Siswazah/people adalah lebih money-minded
9. Gaji rendah
10. Kerja tidak terjamin. Susah cari kerja.
11. Ditekan dan dibuli oleh majikan
12. Pekerja asing dipakai untuk mengugut
13. Union tidak kuat.
14. Pejabat Buruh berpakat dengan majikan.
15. Kos perumahan tinggi. Kualiti perumahan teruk.
16. Harga minyak, tol, lektrik, air dll naik tanpa turun.
17. You will easily feel "Geram, Frus and Marah"
18. Gang-gang samseng
19. Mat Rempit
20. Kadar “Violent Crime” sedang meningkat
21. Konflik Ethnik

Thanks. Take good care.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

KALAU ISU KAMI TIDAK SELESAI! KAMI AKAN KEMBALI LAGI !

KALAU ISU KAMI TIDAK SELESAI! KAMI AKAN KEMBALI LAGI !
PENDUDUK KAMPUNG BEREMBANG DI KEMENTERIAN PERUMAHAN!


Khamis 26/7/2007
Pagi ini, penduduk Kampung Berembang diberi sedikit harapan oleh Dato Sallehudin B.Yeop Mat Deli selaku Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Perumahan Negara yang menerima memorandum penduduk Kampung Berembang bagi pihak i Dato Seri Ong Ka Ting di Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan apabila beliau berjanji akan menyelesaikan masalah perumahan 68 keluarga yang telah diabaikan oleh kerajaan negeri.


Seramai 200 orang yang terdiri daripada penduduk kg.Berembang, penduduk kampung-kampung peneroka di Selangor dan Kuala Lumpur, aktivis dari Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM), Jaringan Rakyat Tertindas (JERIT), kumpulan pelajar, DEMA dan kawan-kawan NGO dan individu yang prihatin telah berkumpul di hadapan Kementerian Perumahan di Pusat Bandar Damansara dari pukul 10.30pagi untuk menuntut Dato Seri Ong Ka Ting menyelesaikan dengan segera masalah perumahan penduduk Kg. Berembang yang kini berlanjutan untuk 9 bulan.


Kini, Sudah lima kali rumah penduduk kg. Berembang dirobohkan iaitu dari 17 Nov 2006 hinggalah 7 Mac 2007, namun penduduk tetap membina rumah dan menduduki kawasan bersebelahan Kg.Berembang. Mereka tidak gentar kepada kuasa kerajaan negeri yang kini membalas dendam mereka kerana melawan dan mendakwa kerajaan negeri di mahkamah atas penggunaan ordinen 69 ( pembersihan setinggan).

Pemaju yang beria-ia merobohkan rumah pada satu ketika, kini cuba jadi budak baik di mana dalam satu perjumpaan yang dipengerusikan oleh SUHAKAM dan dihadiri oleh wakil pemaju dan wakil penduduk pada 27/6/07, wakil pemaju mengaku mereka sedia bagi rumah di projek perumahan Berembang Indah tetapi mereka tidak dapat berbuat demikian kerana menunggu arahan dari kerajaan negeri. Manakala dalam satu kenyataan akhbar (KOSMO- 19/4/07) kerajaan negeri telah menyatakan seolah-olah pemajulah yang bertanggungjawab untuk menawarkan rumah.Apa yang pasti , kerajaan negeri sedang membalas dendam, pemaju pula berlindung di belakang kerajaan negeri.


Dalam perjumapaan dengan Dato Sallehudin pagi ini, pada awalnya beliau telah menyatakan pendirian kementerian untuk tidak campurtangan dalam isu Kg.Berembang kerana ia melibatkan tanah dan isu tanah adalah dalam bidang kuasa kerjajaan negeri dan bukannya dalam bidang kuasa kementerian. Kemudian Dato Sallehudin telah menawarkan Perumahan di Projek Perumahan Rakyat- sewaan (PPR) di sekitar Selangor yang menurutnya penawaran PPR adalah dalam bidang kuasa kementerian.


Namun pendirian ini telah dibantah oleh wakil-wakil kampung yang diketuai oleh Sdr. Noralizan yang merupakan Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Penduduk Kg. Berembang yang kemudiannya telah menerangkan sikap kerajaan negeri yang sedang membalas dendam dan pemaju yang sedia tawarkan rumah tetapi dihalang oleh kerajaan negeri. Berkenaan dengan perumahan PPR, penduduk bukannya tidak mahu terima tawaran itu tetapi PPR adalah sementara dan sewaan manak ala penduduk mahukan satu rumah sendiri yang tetap.Memandangkan lokasi Projek Perumahan Berembang Indah adalah dekat maka mereka sanggup membelinya jika ia ditawarkan kepada mereka. Maka wakil-wakil kampung telah menuntut YB Menteri menggunakan kewibawaan politik untuk berbincang dengan kerajaan negeri dan pemaju. Maka Dato Sallehudin pun setuju untuk membawa isu ini kepada pihak Menteri dan seterusnya mengadakan perbincangan dengan kerajaan negeri untuk menyelesaikan masalah ini.


Keputusan Dato Sallehudin ini amat dialu-alukan tetapi pada masa yang sama jika kementerian gagal mengambil tindakan dengan segera maka penduduk berjanji akan kembali ke kementerian dengan lebih ramai orang untuk menuntut hak mereka!


Hidup rakyat!
Hidup Perjuangan!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Malaysia Govenrment trys to oppress bloggers

Malaysia Govenrment is trying to oppress bloggers. I am worry that Malaysia Government is trying to control the freedom of expression on internet. My government already controlled everything and all mass media except internet. But now, they want to control also internet. What kind of government is this? A little of space also does not give to the people.

You can read the following news below:

http://www.malaysiakini.com/ reported:
Umno has filed a police report against political website Malaysia Today for allegedly publishing disparaging remarks against the King and Islam. The report was filed at the Dang Wangi police station by Umno information chief Muhammad Muhammad Taib this afternoon. He was accompanied by some 30 people.

Malaysia Today had published numerous articles containing allegations of corruption and abuse of power against the chief minister and police chief, which had since been denied. The website had also been highly critical of the prime minister and his son-in-law Khairy Jamaluddin, who is also Umno Youth deputy chief. The police report today came hot in the heels of the July 13 arrest of blogger and PKR webmaster Nathaniel Tan (left) under the Official Secrets Act. Tan, who was detained for four days, was released on police bail last Tuesday.

Refer to http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Wednesday/Frontpage/20070725072745/Article/index_html,

"The time for talk is over, now is the time to act." With this warning shot, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said the government would be taking legal action against bloggers.

He told the Dewan Negara yesterday that three laws could be used against the bloggers: The Internal Security Act (ISA), Sedition Act and Section 121b of the Penal Code.Section 121b deals with offences against the authority of the king, ruler or Yang DiPertua Negeri and carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.Speaking at the Malaysian Press Institute Press Awards Night here yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the government was deeply troubled by the growth of "irresponsible" alternative media."In the name of freedom, these websites allow the broadcast of slander, lies and swearing, the use of harsh, degrading language and racial slurs without regard for the reader or those concerned," he said.

But who is the racist? Actually, the most frequent to voice out racial things is our own government.

Refer to http://www.bharian.com.my/m/BHarian/Wednesday/Mukadepan/20070724232625/Article/, another media which controlled by government.

Timbalan Perdana Menteri berkata, kebebasan menulis atau memberi pandangan ada hadnya dan kerajaan tidak akan membiarkan mana-mana pihak mengganggu gugat perpaduan negara serta menimbulkan keresahan di kalangan masyarakat.
(Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said that government will not tolerant to those people who are trying to destroy the unity of people.)

But who is the real person that destroys the unity of people? Actually, a racism government (Malaysia current government) is destroying the unity and harmony of people.



Luckily, there are still having some people brave to voice the truth and justice:
The government should stop going after bloggers, Gerakan central committee member Datuk Toh Kin Woon said yesterday.


Toh said the recent arrest of Nathaniel Tan, a blogger affiliated with the opposition Parti Keadilan Rakyat, and the call by Umno to take police action against the Malaysia Today website reflected a growing trend towards stifling dissent in the country.

He said that as the nation moved forward, the government could not be content with promoting development to the detriment of human rights."Civil and political rights such as the right to free speech, dissent and assembly are as important as economic rights such as the right to a job, housing, medical care and education."

What you can do if you love freedom and justice?
1. Send a letter or statement to urge Malaysia Government to stop taking any action on bloggers.

2. For Malaysia citizen, please vote the opposition parties if Malaysia Government has taken any action to against freedom of expression (human rights) and bloggers.


History will write down the truth. Finally, the person who has done violation will be cast aside by the people!


Thank you very much!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Pulihkan pilihanraya dan demokrasi, himpunan rakyat 10 November 2007!

Semalam (20 July 2007, Jumaat), saya telah menghadiri Konvesyen BERSIH yang bertemakan 'Bersihkan Pilihan Raya, Kembalikan Hak Rakyat'. Begitu ramainya hadiran-hadirin! Harapan tetap di depan kita! Hidup perjuangan rakyat! Teruskan perjuangan dan usaha kita!

Beberapa keping gambar telah diambil dengan handset yang uzur saya.


Gabungan Pilihanraya Bersih dan Adil (Bersih) mengisytiharkan 10 November depan sebagai tarikh himpunan besar-besaran rakyat yang akan diadakan di Kuala Lumpur bagi menuntut pilihan raya yang bebas serta adil termasuk memulihkan demokrasi negara yang semakin pincang.

Konvesyen BERSIH pada semalam (20 July 2007) yang bertemakan 'Bersihkan Pilihan Raya, Kembalikan Hak Rakyat' turut dihadiri oleh para pimpinan tertinggi parti politik seperti Presiden PAS Dato' Seri Tuan Guru Abdul Hadi Awang , Penasihat KeADILan Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Setiausaha Agung DAP Lim Guan Eng, Penaja Parti Sosialis Malaysia Dr Nasir Hashim, beberapa pimpinan serta Ajk PAS Pusat dan 25 wakil-wakil badan-badan bukan kerajaan (NGO) seperti CIJ, Jerit, Wami, Aliran, Gamis, Dema termasuk persatuan mahasiswa.

Ustaz Hadi yang turut berucap dalam konvensyen itu merasa terharu dengan kesungguhan serta sokongan yang ditunjukkan oleh hadirin yang terdiri daripada pelbagai kaum dan latar belakang agama malah sanggup bersatu padu dalam menentang kezaliman pemimpin BN dan memastikan agar demokrasi berjalan dengan lebih adil dan saksama kepada rakyat jelata.

"Walaupun berlainanan ideologi dan fahaman agama,kita wajib bersatu menentang kezaliman," ucap beliau disambut dengan tepukan gemuruh khalayak yang hadir.

"Perubahan tidak akan berlaku jika kita tidak berani membuat pengorbanan," katanya.





中文版:

哈迪阿旺强调,若人民不团结,不愿牺牲、不敢勇敢站出来诉求改变,那么改变将不会自然诞生。

“照亮黑暗的光明,须要肯点燃自己的蜡烛;而被歪曲的选举,必然会选出背叛人民的领袖。独立的意义并不只意味驱逐殖民者,而是反对不公平的暴政”
他也庆幸我国多元种族民众能够汇集在隆雪华堂,一起为公平选举而发出呼声。





Abolish OSA Now!!!

This Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller poem resurface in 1984, the year of George Orwell's Big Brother.

When the Nazis came for the communists,I remained silent;I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats,I remained silent;I was not a social democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists,I did not speak out;I was not a trade unionist.
When they came for me,there was no one left to speak out.

First they came... is a poem attributed to Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892-1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group.
I had read the poem above when I was in university.

When Nat was arrested under the bad law, Official Secrets Act (OSA), I chose to attend the Solidarity Candle-light Vigil for Nathaniel Tan . The Solidarity Candle-light Vigil was held opposite the Dang Wangi Police Station for 2 days.

Finally, we success to urge police to release Nathaniel. He had been detained for four days and then released on bail.



I used my handphone to shoot some photos. Have a look:






Nat's father and mother are giving speech to support his son and thank to crowd.








Tian Chua is giving speech.


Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Article 3.
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
Article 5.
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Article 6.
Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

Article 7.
All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

Article 8.
Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.

Article 9.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Article 10.
Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.

Article 11.
(1) Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.

(2) No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offence was committed.

FREEDOM OF FAITH

I have attended the peaceful candlelight vigil on 19 June 2007, 8pm in support of Revathi, and many others like her, who are unable to fully exercise their Constitutionally-guaranteed freedom of faith.

The vigil is an initiative of civil society organisations including MCCBCHST (the Malaysian Consultative Council on Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism) and various women’s rights groups (All Women’s Action Society (AWAM), Sisters in Islam (SIS), Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO), Women’s Centre for Change, Penang (WCC) and Women’s Development Collective (WDC)).

Summary of Revathi’s case:
Revathi, an ethnic Indian woman, has been held in a rehabilitation center run by Islamic authorities since January 2007 because she wants the State to acknowledge she is a Hindu and not a Muslim.

Revathi was born to Indian parents who had converted to Islam before her birth. She claims she was raised by her grandmother as a Hindu. She and Suresh were married according to Hindu rites in March 2004. Revathi was advised by the Malacca Islamic Religious Department to make an application at the Malacca Syariah High Court to confirm her status as a Hindu. She did as she was told.

However, the Syariah Court ordered her detained in a rehabilitation centre in Ulu Yam, Selangor under Melaka's Syariah criminal laws for 100 days. This detention was extended in Revathi's absence for a further 80 days supposedly because she had not “repented”. In the meanwhile, Revathi's Muslim mother obtained a Syariah Court order granting her custody of Revathi and Suresh's 15 month old baby. That order was enforced on Suresh’s Hindu family with the assistance of the police.

The family is now torn apart - with the mother in detention, the child with the grandparents and the father in limbo without his family.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Article 18.
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Najib should resign

Najib should resign

If Najib is a responsible leader, he must step down as the Defence Minister immediately. Najib should responsible to the use of Sikorsy S61A-4 Nuri from active service with the discovery of the crash site not far from the Genting Sempah tunnel on July 17.

It was Malaysia's 17th crash involving an S61 Sikorsky helicopter since the U.S.-made model came into service in the Malaysia 40 years agoss. Those accidents have claimed 72 lives.

The United States, the largest user of Sikorsky H-3 helicopters which the Nuri variant is based, retired its last two helicopters from active service in January 2006. While Malaysia government still using it.

Kekerapan pesawat TUDM termasuk Helikopter Nuri terhempas hampir setiap tahun sehingga mengakibatkan juruterbangnya terkorban dilihat sebagai suatu kegagalan Kementerian Pertahanan khususnya Menteri Pertahanan, Dato' Seri Najib Tun Razak dalam menangani masalah tersebut.



Nuri (Sikorsky S61) mula digunakan sejak 1968, ketika negara membeli sebanyak 31 buah pesawat dari AS. Bermula 25 April 1969 sehinggalah 29 Mei 2004, sebanyak 17 insiden nahas telah berlaku. Ia menjadi 18 jika dicampur kejadian terbaru.

Jumlah korban yang melibatkan anggota tentera, pasukan polis hutan dan orang awam adalah 82 orang.

Kalau TUDM boleh diberi helicopter canggih dan moden seperti Sikorsky S-70 dan AS -61N untuk pengangkutan Perdana Menteri dan VIP kenapa tidak helicopter canggih untuk keperluan pengangkutan dan lojistik Angkatan Tentera Malaysia?



Kronologi Nuri terhempas
Berikut adalah antara kronologi nahas membabitkan helikopter Nuri sejak 38 tahun lalu:

1. 15 Ogos 2004 – Sebuah helikopter Nuri dipercayai membawa 10 orang penumpang termasuk juruterbang dilaporkan hilang di kawasan Long Seridan tidak jauh dari Miri ke Ba’Kelalan, Sarawak.

2. 30 Mac 2004 – Tiga termasuk juruterbang terselamat apabila helikopter Nuri mendarat cemas di Bukit Kalam, kira-kira tujuh kilometer dari pusat Bandar Labuan, selepas mengalami masalah teknikal pada enjin sebaik berlepas dari Pangkalan TUDM Labuan.
3. 5 Mac 2004 – Dua anggota TUDN maut selepas helikopter Nuri terhempas di Taman Udara, Butterworth.

4. 19 Mac 1997 – Seramai 11 anggota TUDM terbunuh apabila dua helikopter Nuri jenis Sikorsky S-61 terhempas berhampiran Gunung Lumaku, Sipitang Sabah.

5. 16 Oktober 1996 – Dua orang terbunuh, tiga hilang manakala dua lagi selamat selepas helikopter Nuri terhempas di perairan Muka Head, Pulau Pinang.

6. 11 Julai 1991 – Tujuh orang maut apabila helikopter Nuri terhempas ketika cuba mendarat di Banding, Perak.

7. 10 Jun 1991 – Enam anggota tentera terbunuh apabila helikopter Nuri terhempas dan meletup di kawasan operasi tentera di Banding, Perak kira-kira jam 5.20 petang.

8. 16 Januari 1991 – Helikopter Nuri dalam perjalanan dari Stesen TUDM Sungai Besi ke Kulang Johor terhempas ketika membuat pendaratan kecemaran di sebuah estet di Kampung Parit Zin dekat Muar, Johor.

9. 28 Ogos 1990 – Helikopter Nuri yang membawa sembilan orang dalam latihan pertunjukan udara semperna perayaan Hari Merdeka terpaksa membuat pendaratan cemas di padang sebuah sekolah berhampiran Rawang, Selangor.

10. 18 Disember 1989 – sebuah helikopter Nuri terhempas berhampiran Sungai Lundu, Sarawak, mengorbankan 16 anggota Tentara Darat dan TUDM termasuk Pegawai Pemerintah Markas Divisyen Kedua, Mej Jen Dato' Mustaffa Awang dan Pemerintah Briged Ketiga Infantri, Brig Jen Dato' Hasbullah Yussoff.

11. November 1989 – Nahas terbesar membabitkan Nuri, apabila 21 orang termasuk 15 anggota Pasukan Polis Hutan terbunuh selepas pesawat Nuri terhempas di antara Gunung Gerah dan Gunung Bilah di sempadan Kelantan-Perak

12. 11 Julai 1981 – Sebuah helikopter Nuri terhempas di Batu Melintang, Perak tetapi semua 11 penumpang dan krew terselamat.

13. 25 April 1981 – Dua anggota TUDM terbunuh dan 13 lagi cedera dalam nahas helikopter Nuri ketika ribut di 30 batu nautika dari Lapangan Terbang Kuching, Sarawak. - mks.

To read more details, please read:
http://www.harakahdaily.net/bm/

http://cetusan-hati.blogspot.com/2007/07/nuri-nahad-dan-jet-eksekutif-pm.html

http://englishsection.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=111&Itemid=2

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Urgent: Nat being held at Bukit Aman!


Nat was taken away from his office today by 3 police officers to Bukit Aman. They said they “nak cakap tentang internet”.


Nat’s currently in IPD Dang Wangi lock up and is scheduled to meet DSP Victor from the cyber crimes unit. He is also scheduled to see a magistrate to decided Nat will be remanded for a longer period of time or not.


What can you help?

You can call to Police Hq Bukit Aman 03-22626222 for giving pressure, fax number is 03-22739602.


Nat's website is http://jelas.info/ .

Nathaniel Tan, 26, was picked up from the office of a non-governmental organisation Yayasan Aman in Petaling Jaya. Tan is a Harvard University graduate, has been involved in the maintenance of the opposition party’s website and is also a prominent blogger.


For more information, you can read http://www.malaysiakini.com/ .
“This is very shocking and incredible that they are using this sort of intimidation tactics. We are extremely outraged,” said Tian Chua, who is Tan's boss.
Tian Chua is currently being investigated for a blog posting, which was claimed to have violated the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.The posting contained a photo montage purportedly depicting Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak dining with his political advisor Abdul Razak Baginda and slain Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu.
A police report has been filed on Tan's "kidnapping" this evening.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Ex-ISA detainee backs Anwar over policy

Ex-deputy premier Anwar Ibrahim has received support from an ‘unusual source’ in the wake of criticisms over a contentious education policy he mooted while in government which subsequently led to the infamous Operasi Lalang in 1987.


Speaking at a ceramah in Selangor’s Ijok last night, veteran opposition leader Lim Kit Siang openly backed Anwar, arguing that the former education minister should be credited for showing regret for what he had done.


Lim was one of the 119 politicians, social activists, unionists, Chinese educationists and religious missionaries rounded up under the massive crackdown. He was detained for one-and-a-half year without trial under the Internal Security Act.


“I believe I am one of them because it resulted me to ‘eat curry rice’ (detained) for the second time. Do you think (BN Chinese-based parties) MCA or Gerakan are qualified? They are all accomplices in that!” said Lim in his trademark fiery oratorical style.


“Anwar has regretted for what he had done then. Shouldn’t he be given credit for it?” he asked the 400-odd crowd in Mandarin, who responded him with a loud ‘yes’.


“Has Umno, MCA or Gerakan regretted for what they did then? Who was the main culprit then? It was the Umno Youth chief then Najib Abdul Razak - the man who is leading the by-election campaign in Ijok now,” the DAP supremo added.


“He (Najib) had made the most extreme statement where he wanted to bathe the keris (Malay dagger) with Chinese blood. Why nobody asks him to apologise? Where is MCA and Gerakan? Do you think they dare to ask Najib to apologise?” thundered Lim.


The crowd responded with shouts of ‘they dare not!’ Continuing, Lim told the crowd that Anwar was courageous enough to show regret, unlike Najib and the two BN Chinese-based parties.



For more information, please read malaysiakini.com:
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/66541

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

BERTANDING PILIHANRAYA MESTI ADA PRINSIP

To be a candidate or involve in election, we must hold strongly to our principe. Hard-working in people struggle and always stand with the workers class are very important.

Please read the article which written by Arul (the person who most respected by me) in the below:


BERTANDING PILIHANRAYA MESTI ADA PRINSIP

Kematian ADUN MIC, K.Sivalingam adalah sesuatu yang tidak dapat diduga tetapi apa yang boleh diduga ialah setiap kali berlaku pilihanraya, maka wujud perebutan sengkit antara calon untuk mendapat kerusi. Pelbagai helah dan dalil dipertengahkan, dan antara pertimbangan pokok ialah politik perkauman dijadikan ukuran paling utama parti mana dan calon mana yang akan bertanding. Sedihnya persoalan-persoalan seperti prinsip perjuangan, track rekod calon dan manifesto menjadi perkara kedua.


Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) tidak dapat bertanding atas simbol parti kerana Pemerintah melalui Menteri Dalam Negeri tidak merestuinya. Dalam dua pilihanraya yang lalu, PSM pernah bertanding menggunakan logo parti pembangkang iaitu DAP dan PKR. Yang sedihnya dalam pilihanraya yang lalu, PSM terpaksa bertanding tiga penjuru kerana tidak ada persetujuan antara Parti Pembangkang.


Untuk PSM kreteria untuk menjadi seorang calon adalah satu proses yang mesti telus, berprinsip dan satu formula yang boleh sentiasa dipakai supaya tidak wujud "double-standard" dan diskriminasi. Parti-parti perlu mempunyai satu garis yang jelas kreteria seorang calon dan bagaimana keputusan diambil.


Bagi PSM, antara kreteria untuk menjadi calon adalah seorang itu boleh dicadangkan untuk menjadi calon apabila beliau telah melakukan kerja akar-umbi disatu kawasan untuk jangkamasa tidak kurang daripada lima tahun. Calon tersebut juga mesti dicadangkan oleh para ahli di kawasan tersebut dan direstui oleh kawasan-kawasan dimana Parti PSM mendapat sokongan iaitu biasanya di kalangkan masyarakat pekerja, peneroka dan pekerja ladang di kawasan yang bakal ditanding. Itu disebabkan walaupun PSM adalah sebuah parti kecil berbanding dengan parti-parti lain, tetapi mekanisma dan jentera pilihanraya sentiasa kuat dan terdapat ramai pembantu sukarelawan.


Sesuatu aspek yang langsung tidak dilihat oleh parti PSM apabila mempertengahkan calon ialah apakah kaum, kumpulan etnik calon, adakah calon seorang yang kaya dan samada calon tersebut ada pendidikan tinggi. Yang lebih dipentingkan adalah kerja yang dibuat dan penerimaan orang tempatan atas kerja yang dibuat.


Dalam dua pilihanraya yang lalu, calon-calon PSM telah melakukan dua perkara iaitu mereka telah mendedahkan harta/asset mereka kepada umum melalui satu sidang akhbar dan mereka juga menandatangani satu pledge (akur-janji) janji-janji pilihanraya, yang diberikan di kawasan-kawasan supaya masyarakat disana dapat memantau calon selepas calon tersebut menang supaya jika calon tersebut tidak menunaikan janji, maka masyarakat ada kertas hitam putih untuk mencabar calon.


Baru-baru ini, PSM telah menyarankan kepada parti-parti pembangkang melalui Gabungan BERSIH untuk membuat deklarasi dan pledge terbuka bahawa mereka tidak akan memainkan politik kaum dan agama untuk menang pilihanraya dan semua calon pembangkang akan mengistiharkan harta. Selepas itu, kita boleh mencabar calon pemerintah untuk berbuat demikian.


Kita harus sedar bahawa adalah tidak mustahil untuk pembangkang menang dikerusi majoriti orang melayu atau cina. Ini pernah berulang ulang kali dimenangi oleh calon PAS dan DAP tetapi jika pembangkang ingin memerintah negara, maka ini hanya boleh dilakukan jika mereka boleh menang kerusi campuran. Inilah cabaran paling penting kita dan untuk menang kerusi campuran, adalah amat sukar untuk kita bermain politik kaum dan agama.


Justeru dengan itu, adalah amat penting untuk kita melihat isu pilihanraya dengan lebih luas dan bukan sebagai satu kerja jankapendek (kerja satu bulan untuk 5 tahun). Pembangkang harus lebih mempertengahkan isu-isu seperti isu agihan kekayaan, isu kesejahteraan/ penderitaan rakyat dan keadilan dan kebebasan rakyat daripada lebih memfokus kepada isu-isu yang akan menjadikan kita jaguh kaum dan jaguh agama masing-masing.


Kerja-kerja politik bukan kerja sampingan tetapi kerja membawa perubahan kuasa kepada sistem pemerintahan negara. Ia memerlukan prinsip dan daya juang yang tinggi.


Dan untuk mempertengahkan isu-isu berprinsip ini, kita perlu mempertengahkan calon-calon berprinsip, berwibawa dan sanggup berkorban dan bekerja setiap hari itu seperti setiap hari esok adalah hari pilihanraya.



S.Arutchelvan
12-4-07

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

40,000 Greece Students Demonstrate!

IV Online magazine : IV387 - March 2007
Greece

The Student Mobilizations Continue

Interview with a revolutionary student activist Maria Louka

"What we are seeing is an ongoing process in which the movement becomes stronger and takes on a mass character: if we take the demonstrations as a barometer, we can see today several demonstrations of 30,000 to 40,000 participants, and almost all the university departments are occupied."


Maria Louka was interviewed by Andreas Sartzekis in Athens, 11th March 2007.


Can you explain the reason for this new mobilization?


The victory that was won last summer was in fact a tactical victory, forcing the right-wing government of Karamanlis to freeze its plan of “reform” of the universities. But in January, it returned to the attack, with the intention of modifying Article 16 of the Constitution, which guarantees the public and free character of higher education. Beyond that, the objective was, if not an attempt at privatizing the sector, at least the imposition of market logic on the university world.


So there very quickly developed a big mobilization, with occupation of universities, and its character was so massive that we won a first victory: the PASOK (the Greek Socialist Party) withdrew from the process of revision of Article 16. But just after that the government demonstrated its intransigence by proposing in parliament the draft law that had been frozen since last summer! The contents of this project concern the universities and the technological institutes: o putting in question, in a restrictive sense, the sanctuary of the university; o limiting the number of years of studies to “the number of years of the student’s course multiplied by two”; o abolition of rights, such as the right to free manuals; o introduction of rules of functioning of the universities along the lines of a workplace, with the appointment of managers.


The student movement reacted to this new attempt by Karamanlis and fought back with even more strength.


What form has this mobilization taken?


It follows on from the struggle last June: in fact the struggle has been going on for nearly a year! Whether it is against Article 16 or against the draft law, it is the same battle against the dislocation of higher education. What we are seeing is an ongoing process in which the movement becomes stronger and takes on a mass character: if we take the demonstrations as a barometer, we can see today several demonstrations of 30,000 to 40,000 participants, and almost all the university departments are occupied.


Why do you think there is such violence on the part of the police?


There has in fact been a “qualitative” leap in the level of repression: massive arrests, students being beaten with clubs, use of tear gas against demonstrations: the government is trying in this way to terrorize the students. Since it sees a growing wave of exasperation, it is trying to use the tactic of suffocating the movement by repression, to dissuade the students from demonstrating on the streets.


But it is also trying on this occasion to implement a pilot program of repression which would be applicable against all future struggles in any social sector. It would like in this way to create the framework of an authoritarian state, against any form of struggle, so it is trying to put the across the message that whoever contests its policies will find themselves confronted with the police violence that we see today.


What are the links between the movement and the trade unions?


This is the most difficult point for our movement. Let me begin, however, by underlining that POSDEP, the union of university teachers, has called an unlimited strike for the whole of the present period. In spite of that the movement remains relatively isolated: the union of primary school teachers (DOE) and the union of secondary school teachers (OLME) have conducted solidarity actions: work stoppages, two days on strike since the beginning of January, but that is not up to the level of the dynamic and of the needs of the movement. The federation of public sector unions (ADEDY) has contributed a certain amount of solidarity, but we have to note the pure and simple absence of the (single) confederation of trade unions GSEE: since the beginning of January, GSEE has not even called a work stoppage so that workers could take part in demonstrations, as has often been pointed out by critics of the bureaucratic leadership of GSEE (where PASOK has a majority). At this point, the demand of the student movement is that this mobilization should not remain isolated and that there should be an immediate call for a general strike which would ensure a perspective of victory. And so the most important priority is that the workers’ movement should enter into struggle with this kind of solidarity.


Can we already draw some lessons?


Yes! First of all: we can see taking shape, in very difficult conditions, a new militant generation which, far from submitting to the government’s projects, is becoming politicized and radicalized in a lasting way. This is a very positive fact, since this generation, in whatever work situation it finds itself tomorrow, will not hesitate to launch struggles!


A second lesson is what is happening within the student movement, where several currents have played a crucial role so that the mobilization could be unleashed. The radical Left, represented mainly by the EAAK tendency, has been in the front rank: by taking care to work in a coordinated way, it has succeeded in regrouping the student movement and giving the mobilization a mass character, and thanks to a united front tactic, it came to an agreement and cooperated with all the left forces who refuse the Karamanlis plan. By doing so it has succeeded in establishing a front against the policies of New Democracy (the party of the Right) in the sphere of education.


I think that we must underline the indispensable character of having a united front tactic in the movement, and also the role that the radical Left can play, on condition that it knows how to overcome its blockages inherited from the past.


What is the place of the students of OKDE-Spartakos in the movement?


We intervene within EAAK, which, in the framework of the movement, has functioned overall in a way that we can be happy with. Having said that, there have been some situations and some problems on which we have raised questions and made proposals, with the aim of improving the intervention of the tendency. The main question for us is that of internal democracy: in reality, here and there, structures of EAAK have functioned in a way that we can call bureaucratic! That is to say that we have seen some cases where structures of EAAK have themselves taken initiatives whose effect has been to substitute for the movement. When such things happen, we criticize and we differentiate ourselves from it, and we try to act so that there is direct democracy within the movement, because that is what makes possible the involvement of everyone and control by the rank and file over the development of the movement.


What proposals for international solidarity would you make?


At this moment the question of internationalism is very important to us: we know to what extent the struggle against the First Employment Contract (CPE) strengthened our struggle in June 2006. So trade unions, organizations, sectors of the left and of the mass movement in Europe should adopt solidarity messages with the student movement and with those arrested - I would remind you that there have been very many arrests. What is also necessary is to succeed in establishing coordination between radical sectors of the student movement on a European level which would lead to concrete actions: for example, we could fix dates for common mobilizations and there could be solidarity actions in front of the Greek embassies in the capitals of Europe.


Maria Louka is a student member of the leadership of the Greek section of the Fourth International, OKDE-Spartakos. She has been actively involved in the students’ mobilizations that have taken place since spring 2006 and which led to the March 2007 trial of strength between the government and the students.



http://www.internationalviewpoint.org/spip.php?article1238