Friday, February 22, 2008

i know sometimes i just have to keep some things to myself, but i just cannot help it when it comes to something that is hilariously amusing... hence the conversation that took place:

me: it's just hilariously funny.
Edmund: yah, maybe 5 or 6 months from now, when you look back, you'll be laughing at this
me: I AM laughing over this now!(keep on laughing, God ,how amusing, even more amusing than an amusement park!)
Edmund: dont merajuk lah
me: no lah!

(and the conversation went on..)

that aside.

we had our agm yesterday, and much to my disappointment, there's nothing much really, to be disappointed with..hmm..wondering if it's a good or a bad thing...but I'm happy that the motion to abolish the Internal Security Act 1960 proposed by Sunil Lopez and seconded by Lim Fang Say and Amer Hamzah Arshad (with amendments) was carried as follows:-

RECOGNISING that the detention of persons without trial as provided for by the Internal Security Act 1960, violates principles of the Rule of Law and Human Rights.;

CONDEMNING the Internal Security Act 1960 as legislation that is draconian and archaic and prone to abuse;

REAFFIRMING the Malaysian Bar's Motion dated 27 November 1987, calling for the abolishment of the Internal Security Act 1960.

CONDEMNING the recent detention without trial on 13 December 2007 of 4 members of the Malaysian Bar namely Uthayakumar Ponnusamy, Manoharan Malayalam, R Kenghadharan and V. Ganabatirau and one other, T. Vasanthakumar under the Internal Security Act 1960 and the continued detention of numerous other persons.


That the Kuala Lumpur Bar calls on the Government of Malaysia to immediately repeal the Internal Security Act 1960 and to adopt the recommendations of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) contained in their Review of the Internal Security Act 1960 report of 2003; and

That the Kuala Lumpur Bar calls for all the current detainees under the Internal Security Act, to, be released immediately and where appropriate, be charged in an open and public trial.

and it was overwhelmingly exciting to see the GMI (Gerakan Mansukhkan ISA) together with dedicated volunteer lawyers have pulled the campaign off yesterday, as the set up booth seemed to be getting attention from those who were present. i would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Tina, Farhana,Renuka, the Legal Aiders, Kak Lat, GMI rep-Kak Laila, Kak Nashita,and all lawyers for their undying support to fight for this cause.and we shall continue fighting.

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