Sunday, February 04, 2007

Videos of 4 Feb 2007 Anti Toll Hike Demonstration

Another Anti Toll Hike Protest this afternoon around IOI Mall / LCP Puchong toll.

Cr: ChinYanKeat, Lensa Mys.
Credit: JimJim, Lensa Malaysia.

According to Malaysiakini (Anti-toll hike protest: More arrests made Feb 4, 07 5:05pm), photographers were being detained by the police during this and previous protests, in order to seize the photos they had taken. That's why it's so important to circulate these photos and footage as far and as wide as possible. The public needs to tell the police that the world is watching them, misdeeds and all.

Among those arrested today was Syfiq Sunni, 20, a full-time reporter for Suara Keadilan, PKR’s party organ. He told malaysiakini that he was caught in the melee during the first wave of protest and one policeman had tried to seize his camera. Syfiq added that he was arrested after he refused to hand over his camera. However, he managed to give his camera to a friend before being hauled away.

This is the second time a member of the press had been detained during the four anti-toll hike rallies that have taken place over the past five weeks.

Two Sundays ago, the police swooped in to prevent anti-toll protestors from gathering near the Cheras-Kajang Highway Batu 11 toll booth and arrested 21 people. A malaysiakini journalist was detained by the police for two hours as they sought to obtain the photos he had taken. However, he was freed without the photos being handed over.
Click below for videos of the police in action:

Related posts:

Video of Police Arrests during 21 Jan 2007 Anti Toll Hike Demonstration in Cheras

Why should Toll Agreements be Official Secrets?

The Official Secrets Act (OSA) 1972 - Bane of Transparency?

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