EO 6 - RELEASED!

Posted by M ws On Friday, July 29, 2011 2 comments
Wonderful news!!! Following public outrage and sustained protests over their arbitrary detention, the EO 6 or PSM 6 they were released at 5.30pm at the Jinjang police station today. They were detained since July 2 for undefined charges during the Bersih 2.0 crackdown.




At that time, the six PSM members - Choo Chon Kai, Sarat Babu, M Sarasvathy, M Sukumaran, A Letchumanan and Sungai Siput parliamentarian Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj - were detained on suspicion of planning to wage war against the King.

Along the way, the charge was changed several times and one of the charges included allegations that they could be ringleaders of the Bersih 2.0 rally on July 9.

Inspector-General of Police Ismail Omar confirmed the release of the six from detention under the Emergency Ordinance in a two-paragraph media statement. He clarified that the Attorney-General will decide on the next course of action for the six of them.

According to various online news portals, PSM secretary-general S Arutchelvan and their lawyer Edmund Bon also confirmed the six were released at 5.30pm.

This news is certainly most heartwarming. At the candlelight vigil last night which was held at Speakers' Square, Esplanade, Dr Prema Devaraj aired her concerns for her brother who had started his hunger strike. When Chon Kai's girlfriend gave a note of thanks to all supporters, she broke down and asked for more vigils to show solidarity and to pressure the government to release them.

I am sure concerned Malaysians are deeply relieved. However, the fact remains that the EO and the ISA must be abolished lest innocent Malaysians can be victimised through the indiscriminate use of this law. Let's continue to campaign for those repressive and Draconian laws to be abolished.

2 comments to EO 6 - RELEASED!

  1. says:

    DR.SARAVANAN R It was very heartwarming indeed. The PSM6 appeared slightly tired but they were in high spirits at the KLSCAH yesterday. It's people power! We did it and will do it again. Bravo to you Paula. Keep up the spirit.
    Cheers

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear Dr Saravanan

    Thank you so much for your kind words but most of all, for your support in our quest for their release. Glad you were there. Take care and see you again one day.

    My warmest wishes to you and your lovely missus.

    Cheers

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