Video of the Anti-ISA vigil arrests on 9 Nov

Found this video from Susan’s blog HERE.

There have been many videos now showing the arrests during that one vigil that saw 23 people arrested. I still do not know the reason behind the mass arrests up till today. If the reason is because the vigil had no permit, it still does not explain the need for the FRUs to arrest that many people at one go, and to be so rough on civilians.

From the video we see the police, uniformed or otherwise, running and chasing down someone, presumably one of the vigilers. It looked to me like they were chasing down a criminal! If I didn’t know better, I would have thought this video was about chasing a robber or something.

On another note, it seems that the Malaysiakini camera and tape that were ‘arrested’ on the same day have been tampered with. If you’re subscribed to Malaysiakini, the story is HERE.

First and foremost, if the cameraman was there as media, why was he even arrested? Accroding to him, he was clearly wearing his Malaysiakini vest that had the words “Media” and “Malaysiakini” printed in bold on the front and back. Members of media should not be arrested for being at the scene covering a story.

And to make matters worse, his camera and tape were both taken (why take the camera is something I don’t get). And upon return, they found out that some parts of the video recording have been written over.

Whether the tape was tampered with by the police, or by a third party is yet to be determined. But it does make me wonder what the contents of the ‘missing’ parts are.


2 Comments on “Video of the Anti-ISA vigil arrests on 9 Nov”

  1. lucia says:

    this video was taken by my friend, bk ong, who himself was arrested. another of our penang friend was also arrested. i had the video up on my blog yesterday. if i had rushed in fast like bk ong, who knows i might be arrested too!
    Thanks for the heads-up Lucia.


    For photo, see:

    No candles? No problem:

    1. Get a papercup.
    2. Get a torchlight.
    3. Use a pin or needle to poke holes into the paper cup.
    4. Tape the papercup to the top of the torchlight with some duct or cellophane tape.
    5. Done.

    If you’re taking LRT to get to the Anti-ISA Vigil at MBPJ (Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya), get off at Asia Jaya Putra LRT station. If you know the walking route, you can take a 15 minute walk to MBPJ. Otherwise, you can catch the T629 RapidKL shuttle bus which will pass Jalan Yong Shook Lin, where the MBPJ is situated. Just ask the bus driver to stop you at MBPJ.

    Alternatively, if you know the walking route, you can stop at the Taman Jaya Putra LRT station and take a 15 minute walk to MBPJ.

    MBPJ address:
    Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya,
    Jalan Yong Shook Lin,
    46675 Petaling Jaya,
    Selangor Darul Ehsan.
    General Phone line: 79563544

    Map of Petaling Jaya:

    God bless and stay safe. See you all there!


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