I have never and would never attend any political parties’ Open House. Today, however I attended the PM and his Cabinet’s Open House, not to eat but to make a STATEMENT – Free RPK, I Am With RPK, and No To ISA. I’d like to believe that we DID.
I have always said this. The cops have a job to do, but I believe that they could do it with more professionalism. We were prevented by Officer Sydney who said that we could not go in because of the T-shirtS we wore. He was very officious and had both hands in his pockets. We were taught from young, that this was rude gesture and bad behavior.
When Amarjit, RPK’s lawyer told him bluntly that we were going in despite his recalcitrant stance and that he could arrest us if that was what he earlier inferred. He backed down and went away to seek counsel.
We waited for another 24minutes…..and whilst waiting I saw Officer Lee of the Candlelight Vigil night….the same officer that I cussed about. I went up to him, wished him and we talked about Saturday night. Haris snapped us when I put my arm on Officer Lee’s shoulder. I confessed that I called him names and he replied that he did not hear it. We shook hands and his intercom crackled.
We continued our wait…..and then the gods smiled on our good intentions. Officer Lee said we could proceed to the fourth floor but we had to go in twos and threes. We gave him a clap of appreciation.
Pak Lah had come down to the 2nd Floor and as wished him, I asked him to free all ISA detainees. I was thrilled when the First Lady remembered me as Othman's former teacher. I walked away. Maybe I was rude not to have wished the DPM and the other cabinet members. Syed Al-Blurr was hiding somewhere I know.
WALKED WITH US.
TOMORROW MORNING WE TRAVEL TO KAMUNTING TO MEET UP WITH MARINA & ACTIVISTS FROM PENANG.