"Don't abuse the freedom that has been given to you." - Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, speaking from Kampala last night after being told that protesters attacked riot police and tore town temple gate at Batu Caves. Full story here.
Just after 8am, I was on the way to pick up a friend in Ulu Ampang. Exited at Jln Jelatek from the ring road and was sandwiched by a police roadblock that stopped you from accessing Ampang and another that stopped you from going to the opposite side of Ampang. Hundreds were milling around the latter roadblock and I was told to take a detour.
I was away from where the action was. The first message from Malik Imtiaz, alerting me that the cops were using teargas and water canons on the marchers. "Haris (Ibrahim) is on the ground, he's there ....". He posted this (The Personal dignity of Hindraf supporters) even as the event was developing.
Later, Stephen Francis told me his posting was up. There are more than a dozen pictures which he took (and some courtesy of Reuters) on his blog, here. "I was just a few feet away from Uthayakumar ... No, they (the police) didn't go for him," Stephen said.
Click here for Al-Jazeera's video clip on You Tube.
Why I will walk this Sunday, by Nathaniel Tan
Why I will not walk this Sunday (and why the walk must not proceed), by Haris Ibrahim.
Peace. My hope is that the Police would exercise restraint and not resort to force against people who decide to march in support of Hindraf and its struggle. I also hope the marchers will walk in peace.
We have had two big walks -- the Penguin March and the Yellow March -- and we have shown the world that contrary to what some in the government have claimed, Malaysians do know how express themselves in the most democratic ways.