Penang deputy police chief Datuk Abdul Rahim Jaafar (left) and Seberang Prai Utara police chief Assistant Commissioner Zulkifli Alias with the seized T-shirts and leaflets. — NST picture by Zulfa Mohamad
31 had flyers, T-shirts of communist leaders
KEPALA BATAS: The 31 supporters of the planned Bersih 2.0 rally, including Sungai Siput member of parliament Dr S. Jayakumar Devaraj, detained in Sungai Dua here on Saturday, are being investigated for allegedly preparing to wage war against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
Penang deputy police chief Datuk Abdul Rahim Jaafar said police had classified the case KEPALA BATAS: The 31 supporters of the planned Bersih 2.0 rally, including Sungai Siput member of parliament Dr S. Jayakumar Devaraj, detained in Sungai Dua here on Saturday, are being investigated for allegedly preparing to wage war against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
Penang deputy police chief Datuk Abdul Rahim Jaafar said police had classified the case under Section 122 of the Penal Code after seizing 28 T-shirts with images of the banned Malayan Communist Party (PKM) leaders and Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) flyers that called on the people to bring change in national politics. The T-shirts were found on a bus in which the 31 were travelling.
Under the code, those found guilty of collecting and attempting to collect men to wage war with the intention, or being prepared to wage war against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong or any of the rulers or Yang Dipertua Negeri, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or imprisonment not exceeding 20 years and shall also be liable to fines.
Rahim said the red T-shirts carried the images of PKM’s top leaders. The other T-shirts, found in the bus’ luggage compartment, had the slogans “Serangan Neo- Liberal Rakyat Terus Sengsara” (Neo-liberal attack the people continue to suffer) and “Anti-Capi - talism”.
Rahim said police had taken seriously the group’s alleged attempt to cause trouble at the Bersih 2.0 rally, scheduled to be held in Kuala Lumpur on July 9.
Asked to explain such stern classification used against the group, he said it was due to the seizure of the PSM flyers containing provocative m e s s a g e s.
The flyers read: “If the people of Arab nations were successful in toppling the autocratic regimes that had ruled for decades, it is not impossible for Malaysians to demand for political changes in our countr y.
“We have been suffering enough for the past 54 years under one-party rule. It is time for change.” “We view these messages seriously as they may pose a threat to national secur ity,” Rahim said at a press conference at the Seberang Perai Utara district police headquarters in Bertam here yesterday.
Out of the 31 people arrested, aged between 16 and 64 years, 17 were male and 14 female.
Except for the minor, all 30 detainees were presented at the Butterworth magistrate’s court for remand proceedings yesterday.
The group was stopped at the Sungai Dua toll plaza in Butterworth while travelling from Sungai Petani in Kedah to Penang island.
Police stopped the bus after receiving a tip-off that the group was carrying weapons and materials inciting the people to join the Bersih 2.0 rally.
Police also seized PSM flags, 600 Bersih 2.0 rally flyers and more than 6,000 copies of the flyers in Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil.
In Ledangin Johor, police detained 28 passengers of a bus and two women in a lorry on Saturday for possessing printed materials related to the Bersih 2.0 rally.
A statement issued by the Johor Criminal Investigation Department said the 30 people detained included a South Korean woman and a Filipino man in the bus.
A team from the Ledang district police stopped the bus and lorry at Km2, Jalan Paya Mas in Tangkak at 5pm Saturday.
The 30 were released on police bail at 4.05pm yesterday.
State CID spokesperson Assistant Superintendent Mazlan Idris said policemen conducted a search of the bu s’ luggage compartment and found 1,435 pieces of printed paper with “Bersih 2.0” on them.
Taken from The New Straits Times
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Taken from Bernama
PSM activists trying to rekindle communist ideologyPSM activists trying to rekindle communist ideologyKEPALA BATAS June 26 - The group of Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) activists detained at Sungai Dua toll plaza here yesterday are using the July 9 illegal rally to rekindle the communist ideology.
Penang deputy police chief Datuk Abdul Rahim Jaafar said the 30 activists led by Sungai Siput Member of Parliament Dr. Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj had distributed flyers deemed a threat to national security.
“They were carrrying items inciting the people to hate the government. This is serious and can threaten national security,” he told reporters here today.
Police also seized various items associated with the Malayan Communist Party (MCP) ideology from the activists travelling from Sungai Petani, Kedah to Penang.
"They include flyers and t-shirts with Chin Peng, Rashid Maidin and Suriani Abdullah, all connnected with MCP, written on them.”
Rahim said the 30 people aged 18 to 64 years were remanded to facilitate investigation into the case.
The remand order was issued pursuant to Section 122 of Penal Code for waging war on Yang diPertuan Agong. - Bernama
I would like to applaud the police for taking stern action against the subversive elements in the country.
If those traitors are being investigated under allegedly preparing to wage war against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, then they have to be punished severly.
I had written about this over and over again. Our country needs a new Act in which the authorities can charge those who became the agents of the foreign country under "TREASON".
So, a new Act for TREASON had to be legislated soon so that it will be official that the government don't take to Malaysians becoming traitors or foreign agents lightly.
If they want to create chaos in the country and be traitors by becoming the accomplice of the 'hidden hand' which had given a hand in creating the tension and chaos in the Middle East countries then, the government and the authorities have to do whatever it takes to stop them from doing it.
Their irresponsible action will surely create disturbance in the country and they do not care of the majority of the people will suffer because of the actions of the minority who wants to create tension and disorderly in the city.
If we study the root cause of the 13th May 1969 racial riot, this is one of the modus operandi of the communist by deliberately finding an excuse to do things to create racial tension especially in the city.
Malaysia is a democratic country which upholds the rights of the people to vote to choose a government and we don't want any subversive elements to topple the government via undemocratic ways of holding illegal street demonstrations which will surely create chaos and panic in the hearts of the people who lives and works in the city.
Hisham: ISA may be used against organisers
HULU SELANGOR: The Home Ministry has not ruled out the possibility of detaining those involved in the Bersih 2.0 Rally under the Internal Security Act (ISA).
Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the ministry would not discriminate when it came to enforcing the law.
"It does not matter if it is Bersih, Perkasa or Umno Youth -- anyone who is found to be a threat to national security can be detained under the ISA," he said yesterday.
"For the time being, other laws can be utilised. We have not reached that level yet. We will monitor the situation," Hishammuddin, who is also the Umno vice-president, said after opening the Hulu Selangor Umno division meeting.
He said the ministry's responsibilities were to ensure the country's state of peace was maintained.
"We cannot allow some quarters to exploit matters that could jeopardise our country's sovereignty."
In Pasir Gudang, Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin reminded undergraduates at institutions of higher learning to refrain from getting involved in illegal assemblies.
He said this when asked on the possibility of undergraduates participating in the planned rally on July 9 in Kuala Lumpur.
"I believe the undergraduates can judge what is right or wrong when it comes to such an activity, because the main purpose the government provides tertiary education is for them to think rationally.
"I hope they do not make the wrong decision by getting involved in the illegal assembly to avoid being trapped in a political game," he said after launching the Attack Pasir Gudang community programme by students of Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka here yesterday.
Taken from The New Straits Times
Well! All that I can say is that it's about time that Hishamuddin grow a pair of balls.
I am sure that foreign intelligence a.k.a. CIA has its hidden hand involved in the upcoming Bersih illegal rally which the police had announced will not be given any police permit to hold it.
By the way, let us not forget that Anwar Ibrahim is also a CIA agent and a traitor to his own nation.
If it were up to me, I would ensure that this traitor be hanged to death just like those who distributes drugs to drug addicts.
But It will be much much better if there is a public execution via shooting to death by the firing squad.