Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Also on World Human Rights Day ...

Cops quiz blogger Jeff Ooi.
The Screenshots blogger spent over an hour with the CCID officials from Bukit Aman at about the same time the lawyers and activists from the Human Rights walk of 9 Dec were charged in court yesterday.

As usual, Jeff was calm and composed. "I'll continue to be single minded in doing what I've been doing for a better Malaysia," he told reporters and bloggers at the end of his interview at about 3.30 pm.

Jeff was accompanied by 3 lawyers led by Gobind Singh Deo, the son of living legend Karpal Singh.

During the standing press conference, Jeff asked if there was a reporter from the Star. He requested that the reporter asked his editors to make amendments to a news flash sent out (even as the closed-door interview with the cops was in progress) by the Star SMS Alert:
10/12 Police have recorded statement from DAP member and blogger Jeff Ooi over alleged anti-govt remarks made in Al-Jazeera interview on Nov 10/STAR
Jeff said the "alleged anti-govt remarks" part was misleading.
Read The Star's report today: Cops question blogger Jeff Ooi.
Tony Yew's take and pics here.


  1. Anonymous2:23 pm

    The Star news alert simply shows that the newspaper is working for the police or there is or are journalists who "work" for the police force. Even midway through the interview, the text message says cops have already recorded the statement. This kind of speed journalism goes to show that our media organisations are government apologists.

    Let's decide on week-long boycott of newspapers. The bloggers bloc could fix the dates for people to do this to show the newspapers the power of the people is more enormous than the power of advertisers.

  2. yeah,yeah......we are getting a new political party soon in the form of the bar council.
    nazi said if u feel strongly bout the rights of malaysians u should form political party?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

  3. Anonymous2:52 pm

    arresting lawyers during the hr day walk,

    entered the bar council’s premises without a warrant - removed human rights banners & manhandled its staff.

    targeting & arresting organisers of BERSIH.

    and the protestors ( some could be just devotees ) in batu caves, will be charged with attempted murder.

    ...wondering why the UN didn't kick Malaysia out from the UN Human Rights Council!

  4. Anonymous3:22 pm

    kesian malaysia ku.

  5. Anonymous3:32 pm

    Next time all yer walkers wanna do a walk can you do it on weekdays?

    Doing it on weekend disrupt my off day and rest day with some many road blocks, walkers and police.

    On weekend i wanna drve about and walk about with my friends and my girl friend.

    Thank you

  6. 'Hartal on the MSM', bro?

    WCW's article yesterday on the ISA isn't a subtle piece about which direction this administration is going.

    The cops are making 'pre-emptive' strikes while the MSM are tacitly doing 'pre-recorded' reports.

    'Ops Malang' is alive and well in Malaysia.

  7. Anonymous8:38 pm

    Many people get questioned by the police in their lifetime. What's the big deal if Jeff Ooi gets questioned too ? Or is it the fact that he's a DAP (Chinese chauvinist pig malay hating party) party member makes the incident worth a mention?

  8. Anonymous5:44 pm

    Star`s comments `anti govt` is a serious one. Jeff should make a police report and then sue the Star for criminal liability.

  9. Anonymous5:45 pm

    Malaysia ku kebebasan kedamaian

    What's that to be bebas ?

    Cannot celebrate Human Rights Day