This morning, PSM Central Committee Member K.Segar along with the three other Kuala Kuang Leaders were convicted by the Ipoh Magistrate Court for holding a procession in their village seven years ago. Magistrate Shah Wira bin Abdul Halim sentenced the four to 2 weeks jail and RM 5000 fine. The decision was greeted with protest and shouts of HIDUP RAKYAT and HIDUP PERJUANGAN.
Long life the People and Long Life the Struggle. Villagers who packed the court room were disappointed with the decision. After mitigation by the PSM’s lawyer, Comrade Vengkat, the court allowed a stay of execution with a RM 1,500 bail each. The villagers quickly raised the money and the four are expected to be released soon. PSM Deputy Chairperson M.Saraswathy who was at the court condemn the conviction and said that we will keep protesting this decision.
She said the Factory which was polluting the lives of the people have been shut down and this is a harsh decision by the court. PSM Secretary General, S.Arutchelvan said that PSM will protest this decision as the whole police action, the arrest and the convictions are package deals to silence public protest and to create fear. We will not be cowed by this. BACKGROUND The four were arrested on April 1st, 2001 when they were carrying a large 30 feet banner with the wording, " MB Tunai Janji, Segera Pindahkan Kilang".
As the Committee with around hundreds of villagers were about to start the short march to erect the billboard at the roadside, the OCS of Kuala Kuang police station and another officer spoke to the leadership. They told the villagers that they cannot walk and if they do, then the police will have take action. After some argument from the committee that the march is within their compound and is peaceful. Finally the villagers negotiated that they will not carry the banner but instead walk to the desired location and then they will erect the billboard. The police agreed to this and the villagers marched on.
After a short distance, the police seemed to have gone against their word. Right in-front of Kuala Kuang police station, where a road block was placed, the police grabbed four leaders. They leaders arrested were Chai Sim Choong - The chairperson of the Action committee, 2 of his committee member Chong Min Tow and Tan Kim Siah. Also arrested were PSM and Alaigal coordinator K. Segar. The four were then brought to a car and in a split second, the villagers surrounded the car. The police car could not move.
The police were totally baffled. Some villagers in fact just wanted to liberate their comrades from police custody. At this point, Segar one of those arrested had to come out and using the police microphone told the people to calm down and not stop the police from doing their work. After his address, the four were then taken to the Chemor police station. In a short while, hundreds of villagers and supporters surrounded the police station. Villagers shouted slogan demanding the four be released. The police closed the main entrance. At a certain point, a police pajero nearly rammed into the crowd and nearly knocked Sdr. Dr. Kumar (PSM Central Committee member). This created further anger from the people.
At around, 12.30 afternoon., more policemen came to Chemor and then the four were handcuffed and taken to Ipoh Central police station with full police escort. At 12.45pm., the four were brought to the Ipoh Central Police Station. The crowd then started to build up at the central police station. By 2pm., hundred of people started to gather. The crowd started to became bigger and bigger. Supporters from other areas started to pour in. The Light Strike Force was on standby.
The New Ipoh OCPD was seem walking restlessly as well as threatening to arrest people who gather. M.Saraswathy, PSM Deputy Chairperson then lodged a police report at around 2pm. questioning the police motive and action. Between 2pm. till 3.15pm. The OCPD had three contacts with Dr. Kumar where at each occasion the OCPD position became weaker and weaker. At 2,30pm., cautioned statement was recorded from the four.
Outside, the people started to shout slogan as well as prepare for a long wait. But didn't have to wait long. At around 4pm., all the four were released on police bail. The four were later charged and the court case went on four seven years. For the past one-decade, the villagers of Kuala Kuang New Village have been fighting tooth and nail in trying to close down a rubber factory which has brought tremendous misery to the life of the villagers. The villages have done many actions to shut down the factory.
This included two big demonstrations, more than a hundred police report and held several meetings with the State leaders. Last year, the villagers finally got a break when the new Perak Chief Minister then Tajol Rosli announced that the factory would be relocated in another area within two years. Finally the struggle ended victorious when the factory stopped operation in 2004 and shifted out in 2005. Yet today among, the heroes who stopped this polluting factory are today convicted.
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Tegas beliau yang juga Presiden UMNO, pemimpin parti pada masa ini perlu mencontohi sikap pemimpin terdahulu yang mengamalkan politik fundamental iaitu sentiasa mendekati rakyat terutama ketika pengundi berada dalam kesulitan.
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Solat Hajat Untuk Anwar
Oleh Roziyah Mahamad
KUALA LUMPUR : Mursyidul Am Pas, Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat akan memimpin solat hajat anjuran Pakatan Rakyat (PR) Shah Alam di Stadium Melawati pada 20 Februari ini bermula jam 7 malam.
Menurut Pengarah Program, Harris Bakar, solat hajat ini memohon kepada Allah melindungi Ketua Umum Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim daripada fitnah dan konspirasi jahat terhadapnya.
Turut diadakan ceramah perdana untuk menerangkan isu semasa termasuk kepincangan, penyelewengan, konspirasi dan niat jahat Umno-Barisan Nasional ( BN) dalam memporak-perandakan PR.
Antara panelis yang akan memberi cermahanya ialah Datuk Seri Anwar, Datuk Nik Aziz, Menteri Besar Selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, Ketua AMK Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin, Ahli Parlimen Batu, Tian Chua, dan Timbalan Pengerusi Perhubungan PKR Negeri Selangor, Syed Shahril Syed Mohamud.
Orang ramai juga diminta membawa sejadah untuk solat hajat tersebut.
ANWAR SERAH KUNCI RUMAH.RUPANYA KERAJAAN PAKATAN BOLEH SIAPKAN RUMAH YE...ISHHH..ISHHH..ISHHHH DAHSYAT.INGAT UMNO SAHAJA BOLEH BUAT.ADA UMNO BUAT???
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| PETALING JAYA, 19 Feb: Penasihat Ekonomi Negeri Selangor, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim akan menyerahkan kunci kepada para pemilik rumah yang siap dibina pada Majlis Pelancaran Program Pemulihan Perumahan Terbengkalai Negeri Selangor, esok. |
Pada majlis yang diadakan di perkarangan perumahan penduduk Taman Ukay Bistari, Hulu Kelang yang bermula jam 9.30 pagi itu, beliau akan mengumumkan langkah-langkah yang akan diambil kerajaan negeri untuk memulihkan projek-projek perumahan yang terbengkalai dan mempercepatkan kelulusan untuk penyerahan rumah-rumah tersebut.
Menurut kenyataan yang dikeluarkan pejabat Penasihat Ekonomi Negeri Selangor, langkah proaktif kerajaan negeri itu akan membuka jalan penyelesaian kepada masalah pembeli yang masih belum mendapat rumah setelah menunggu sehingga lebih lima tahun dan memastikan rakyat negeri Selangor dapat memiliki rumah sendiri.
Seramai 300 pembeli unit-unit yang berjaya disiapkan di Ukay Bistari dan Saujana Puchong di bawah skim itu akan menerima kunci pada majlis tersebut.
Anwar juga akan bertemu dengan wakil-wakil penduduk dan persatuan pembeli yang melibatkan hampir 5,000 unit terbengkalai di seluruh negeri Selangor.
Majlis itu turut dihadiri Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Perumahan, Pengurusan Bangunan dan Setinggan negeri, Ir Iskandar Abdul Samad, Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Khas Pemulihan Perumahan Terbengkalai negeri, Saari Sungib, Ahli Parlimen Gombak yang juga Adun Bukit Antarabangsa, Azmin Ali dan Adun Lembah Jaya, Haji Khasim Abdul Aziz.