Wong Chin Huat who worked with BERSIH to call for a wear black day on May 7th to protest the undemocratic seizing of power in Perak by BN was arrested yesterday under Sedition Act. But his idea to protest the day cannot be arrested. If anything it give another reason to wear black tomorrow: to protest Wong’s arrest! Wong is reported to be possible for release today. Watch out for latest development here.
Meanwhile Mat Sabu of PAS was also arrested for planning a mass prayer for the same Perak issue.
Another 5, including PKR’s Cikgu Bard were reportedly arrested in Putrajaya for trying to send a birthday cake with Altantuya’s name to the PM.
Using 7 arrests so far to silence critics ahead of the May 7th State Assembly seating in Perak, has tarnished new PM Najib’s proclaimed liberalisation of the media. `1 Malaysia’ shows its Big Bro connotation quick!
Meanwhile the criticisms against the May 7th crack down has grown-with Penang’s CM calling Penangites to wear black tomorrow; DAPSY called upon public to do a sit in in front of Perak State Assembly tomorrow. over 30 NGOs condemned the arrests and called for Wong and others’ release.