I read this in Malaysia Insider:
Before the 9 Nov. Vigil/Bersih gathering a press conference was held in Parliament House and the reps requested your presence and that of your exco to come join us to say NO TO ISA. You did not turn up. Only PAS and DAP aduns and MPs turned up. PKR absence was CONSPICUOUS. Throughout the weekly Sunday vigils we had PAS and DAP YBs lending their presence and support with speeches on the ISA. It was always no show by PKR until last night, when YB Sivarasa lent his support.
Through the initiative and good office of Councillor RICHARD YEOH, a permit was given, a permit loaded with 12 conditions...one or two reasonable the rest comical and childish....like, you can have a cnadlight vigil, but you must not light the candle.
If a demonstration was intended, you think parents would bring along these children? Let me remind you that YOU are the Numero Uno in Selangor. We put you there and we can put you somewhere else. As our State leader, you cannot be dictated to by the Police. If the CPO makes another stupid move, you as MB should recommend him for transfer to some place if he cannot handle peaceful people making a stand against the ISA. Get him out to some BN states where the people are FOR the ISA.
When met by reporters in Parliament for his comments on the Internal Security Act demonstrations held yesterday, he said that Selangor police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar has agreed to a process which allows the public to gather in private halls.
Tan Sri, vigils are universally done alfresco. What halls....in police station? Whose suggestion was this, the hall thing? I hope it is not yours. Your past corporate captaincy will not allow you to make such mundane and bland decisions for the rakyat.
"For those held in halls, meaning multipurpose halls and the like, the police will not take any action," he said.
Everything is about the Police. Why not YOU tell the police what your people want. When people in your position give in to them, the police force turns into a brutish machine instead of being our guardians.
"If there is a desire to make their feelings publicly known, then it must be done as quickly as possible so as not to become a hindrance to others," he added.
Like 15 minutes. How can you hold anything meaningful in 15 minutes. How can people of all races that come to the vigils, mostly total strangers, bond. We hear testimonies, we sing and sometimes dance. Malaysians have come to these Sunday vigils from Singapore, Ipoh, Penang, Seremban and Johore. Is that a hindrance as in police-speak?
According to the head of the PKR-led state government, it has been suggested that such public protests should last no more than 15 minutes before the group returns to the hall to continue with other items on the agenda such as lectures or discussions.
This definitely is the icing on the stale cake. Where is the law that says public protest must not last more than 15 minutes. Again you allow the police to dictate to you? What lectures? What discussions? Its a vigil, not a Forum lah.Sir, send that CPO bugger out of the state, cannot meh
AFRAID OF UMNO?