Wednesday, June 28, 2006

 

29 Julai Himpunan PROTES

PROTES akan mengadakan himpunan besarnya pada 29 Julai akan datang. Kali ini ia diadakan pada hari Sabtu jam 3 petang, bertempat di KLCC.

KLCC dipilih kerana ia telah menyaksikan beberapa siri himpunan aman yang berjaya menarik perhatian umum. Venue itu juga telah menyaksikan keganasan polis sehingga menyebabkan kecederaan dan tangkapan.

Himpunan kali ini akan terus memperkatakan mengenai kenaikan harga barangan, bukan sekadar harga minyak. Ia juga akan memperkatakan hak rakyat untuk berhimpun secara aman dalam negara yang mengamalkan demokrasi.

PROTES sedangan mengumpulkan sebanyak mungkin NGO untuk sama menaja himpunan ini.

Makluman lanjut akan di keluarkan dari semasa ke semasa. Bersedialah kita untuk turun beramai-ramai.

 

Kes demo KLCC: 20 diminta hadir di IPP 9 Ogos

Wed | Jun 28, 06 | 11:42:31 AM

Oleh Anis Nazri KUALA LUMPUR, 28 Jun (Hrkh) - Dua puluh orang yang ditahan ketika demonstrasi membantah kenaikan harga minyak di KLCC, 28 Mei lalu, diminta hadir ke Ibu Pejabat Polis (IPP) Daerah Dang Wangi, 9 Ogos depan.

Mereka diminta hadir pada tarikh tersebut oleh Pegawai Penyiasat Kanan Jenayah, ASP Yahya Abdul Rahman untuk proses lapor diri, sebelum ditentukan sama ada akan didakwa di mahkamah atau sebaliknya.

Ketua Pemuda PAS, Salahuddin Ayub, ketika mengetuai 12 orang yang hadir melaporkan diri di IPP Dang Wangi di sini pagi ini, berkata pihaknya telah dijanjikan oleh Yahya untuk menentukan pada tarikh itu sama ada mereka akan didakwa atau ditarik semula jaminan serta dibebaskan.

Pada 28 Mei lalu, mereka yang ketika itu menyertai perhimpunan aman bagi menentang kenaikan harga minyak telah ditahan polis di bawah Akta Polis dengan dakwaan berhimpun tanpa kebenaran.

Antara ditahan Exco Angkatan Muda KeADILan, Badrul Hisham Shahrin; Ketua Biro NGO DAP, Ronnie Liu; dan peguam Zulkifli Nordin.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

 

MAKLUMAN

Buat beberapa hari, blogger berada di Muktamar PAS di Kedah, sehingga tak sempat nak update blogsite ni. Kalau ada sebarang komen halakan kepada alamat proteshargaminyak@yahoo.com

Terima kasih kerana melayari site ini.

Hatta

 

Suhakam 'sees no evil, hears no evil'

(Dari Malaysiakini)

Jun 13, 06 5:44pm



There are photographs, video recordings and testimonies from victims and witnesses involved in the Bloody Sunday incident.

With all these available, DAP cannot understand why the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) is still asking for more evidence to initiate an inquiry.

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng wonders what it would take to convince Suhakam chairperson Abu Talib Othman who dismissed the existing evidence as ‘hearsay’ and ‘emotional’ rants.

“What type of evidence is required when there are photos and video recordings of police brutaly beating up peaceful demonstrators?” he asked in a statement.

“If such evidence are considered by Abu Talib as ‘hearsay’ and ‘emotional’ rants from the injured parties and public, then he has eyes that do not see, ears that do not hear and a heart that has no compassion,” he added.

Lim was responding to the Suhakam chairperson who asked for more clear evidence before deciding if the commission should start an inquiry into the ‘alleged police brutality’.

Apart from stressing the need to be fair, he also said the commission would wait for the conclusion of an internal police investigation into the matter.

His remarks made at a meeting yesterday with representatives from political parties and non-governmental organisations peeved those present and a walkout was staged.

‘Clear-cut example’

Recordings of the May 28 incident showed the police, armed with batons and shields, bludgeoning and kicking a number of protestors when dispersing the 500-strong group protesting against recent price hikes in fuel and electricity.

Two were seriously injured - one requiring five stitches on his head while another suffered from a broken arm.

Meanwhile, Lim claimed that Suhakam has lost its moral authority, integrity and legitimacy as a human rights organisation,

He said DAP parliamentarians will be directed to question Abu Talib’s commitment to human rights and his qualification to hold the post of Suhakam chair.

“If such clear-cut example of police abuses supplied with incontrovertible evidence does not justify a public inquiry, then Suhakam has lost the very meaning of its establishment or existence,” he added.

 

PROTES cadang himpunan susulan

Gabungan Memprotes Kenaikan Harga Minyak (PROTES) akan menganjurkan satu lagi himpunan aman bagi membantah kenaikan harga minyak. Keputusan ini dibuat oleh Jawatankuasa PROTES yang bermesyuarat minggu lalu.

Tindakan ini diambil setelah orang ramai mahukan himpunan diteruskan setelah himpunan terbaru 28 Mei lalu berakhir dengan keganasan pihak polis terhadap orang awam yang berdemonstrasi. Himpunan lalu sepatutnya merupakan yang terakhir dan ini telah dimaklumkan oleh pihak penganjur kepada hadirin pada hari itu. Namun, melihat kepada ugutan dan tindakan ganas polis, PROTES merasa perlu untuk meneruskan bantahan aman bagi menyedarkan rakyat mengenai implikasi kenaikan harga minyak dan tarif elektrik yang baru diumumkan.

PROTES akan memaklumkan tarikh serta tempat himpunan selanjutnya yang dijangka pada bulan Julai akan datang.

Sementara itu PROTES menolak anggapan bahawa himpunan aman oleh rakyat akan menjejaskan kehidupan seharian terutamanya kepada golongan peniaga. Ternyata ketika beberapa himpunan yang diadakan sebelum ini, kehidupan rakyat berjalan normal dan para peniaga malah beroleh keuntungan ekoran ramainya orang yang berhimpun di satu-satu tempat. Tiada kesesakan lalu lintas yang nyata dilaporkan, manakal pemandu-pemandu menunjukkan sokongan dengan membunyikan hon kereta. Keadaan kelamkabut hanya timbul apabila polis mengganas, yang menyebabkan orang ramai bertempiaran.

Ketika PROTES mengadakan perarakan dan penyebaran maklumat di sekitar Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur April lalu tanpa keganasan polis, program berjalan lancar dan peniaga pasar malam dan gerai-gerai DBKL turut memberi sokongan, dan perniagaan bertambah maju. PROTES memberi jaminan bahawa keadaan yang sama akan berterusan dalam setiap himpunan anjurannya.

 

Bloody Sunday: No decision by Suhakam

(Dari Malaysiakini)

Fauwaz Abdul Aziz and Wong Yeen Fern
Jun 12, 06 6:07pm


Representatives from political parties and non-governmental organisations today walked out just five minutes into a meeting with the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) over the ‘Bloody Sunday’ incident.

They were disappointed when Suhakam chairperson Abu Talib Othman announced that the commission needed more evidence before deciding on whether it should conduct a public inquiry into ‘alleged police brutality’ at a demonstration late last month.

According to him, the commission would wait for the conclusion of an internal police investigation into the matter and see if anyone would be charged over the incident.

“We cannot hold a public inquiry if there is a court action. That would be an exercise in futility,” he said.

Abu Talib (second from right) also said Suhakam needed ‘credible’ evidence and testimonies from witnesses to determine if there was any ground for initiating an inquiry.

Clear evidence needed

He claimed that the grievances expressed so far were “hearsay” and “emotional” rants from the injured parties and public.

According to him, evidence and statements from the police investigation and witnesses would help to formulate “the terms of reference” of the public inquiry.

“We need clear evidence that what is alleged in the memorandum can be supported by credible witnesses.

“We cannot investigate every damn thing that you people want us to investigate,” he added when pressed by Human Rights Society of Malaysia (Hakam) secretary-general Elizabeth Wong on the evidence in the memorandum submitted by the victims of the incident.

On May 28, the police, armed with baton and shields, bludgeoned and kicked a number of protestors when dispersing the 500-strong group, which was protesting against recent price hikes in fuel and electricity.

Two were seriously injured - one requiring five stitches on his head while another suffered from a broken arm.

Also voicing displeasure with Abu Talib’s stand was Suaram secretariat member S Arutchelvan.

He argued that investigating the truth behind the allegations of police brutality was exactly the mandate of the public inquiry.

“We need the inquiry to find out the truth. If you don’t hold the inquiry, how would you know?” he asked.

“If you are not interested to hold an inquiry, then we also are not interested in sitting here,” he told the Suhakam commissioner.

Abu Talib responded by saying, “Then you're invited to leave.” The 30-odd representatives then walked out of the room.

Earlier, the same group had staged a demonstration at the Suhakam office in Kuala Lumpur to press the commission to hold the inquiry.

'We don't want excuses'

Met after the walkout, Arutchelvan dismissed Abu Talib’s statements as “nonsense”. He also accused the Suhakam chairperson of insulting human rights organisations.

“There is no commitment on the part of Suhakam to hold a public inquiry. We don’t want excuses and we don’t want to hear any of this nonsense,” he thundered.

On the other hand, Abu Talib described the walkout as “a demonstration of bias on the part of the parties”. He added that they were being unfair to the police.

“We cannot deal with a person who is so emotional. Everybody has a right to speak, a right to be heard and to impartiality,” he told reporters.

Commissioner N Siva Subramaniam who had previously met Inspector-General of Police Mohd Bakri Omar to relay Suhakam’s concerns over the Bloody Sunday incident, stressed that the commission “had not dismissed the holding of an inquiry.”

He also said that Suhakam had written a letter to Dang Wangi district police chief Kamal Pasha “for clarification” on the incident.

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