RPK – In solidarityPosted: September 12, 2008
**Note: I will be updating this as I find more news from blogosphere and the Internet
This is to spread further the news from Haris.
People, do not play into the hands of the authorities.
Let’s not knee-jerk.
If we are going to do any vigils or peaceful demonstrations, let these be planned.
Will keep you posted on these, if any.
What I can tell you is that Pakatan Rakyat is holding a Hari Malaysia celebration on 15th September, 2008 at the Kelana Jaya stadium to commemorate 45 years of the formation of Malaysia, since 1963. The even starts at 8pm.
We are going to utilise that event to show solidarity with RPK.
I will try to get more details of that event and update all of you when I can.
Meanwhile, please start an sms campaign. Please send out the sms below. Can someone do translations in BM, Tamil and Mandarin, please? Send it in and I will put it up.
‘RPK detained under ISA. Pls come to Kelana Jaya Stadium 8pm 15th September, 2008 to show solidarity for RPK’.
RPK telah ditahan dibawah ISA. Silalah dtg ke Stadium Kelana Jaya pada 8mlm, 15 Sep 2008 untuk menunjukkan sokongan kpd RPK.
RPK被ISA逮捕了。为了表示对RPK的支持, 请在2008年9月15日，晚上8点，到Kelana Jaya体育馆。
Let’s all be calm. Let our brains do most of the work. In the words of Mahatma Ghandi: “An eye for an eye, and we all become blind.”
Some words of advice from Malik Imtiaz:
We must remain calm. Reactionary behaviour and fear mongering is not going to make things any more sensible or easier. Things will unfold as they have to.
[…]let us stand united and firm in our belief in a better Malaysia.
Words of advice from the Malaysia-Today team:
Remember May 13. The government is trying to use the same methods to make people angry so that if we all take to the streets to protest, it will basically give them a free ticket to arrest more people. So we must be clear on what NOT to do. Let’s not fall into their trap.
I am being told many political party leaders are now talking about what is proper to say in public, so when commenting please exercise the same restraint.
People are not stupid or ignorant anymore. Today, we have the internet and mobile phones. We can always alert each other on the progress. Unlike 1969, when you are thirsty for news, you may get angry and you would go to the streets. Not today.
So stay tuned to the developments as we bring them to you. But please stay cool, keep properly informed and do not over-react.
Statement from ALIRAN in solidarity with RPK
Statement from SUARAM/GMI in solidarity with RPK
THIS YouTube video taken from Tony Yew’s blog:
RPK’s wife, Marina’s message to RPK’s supporters.