Media Notice on English Forum by DAP

ISA Arrests of HINDRAF 5 – Operation Lalang II in the Making? The invocation of the Internal Security Act (ISA) to arrest five Hindraf leaders is most deplorable and marks another violation of the pledge by the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to promote democracy, uphold human rights and defend the rule of law.

The five detained under the ISA are P. Uthayakumar, M Manoharan, R Kenghadharan, V Ganabatirau and T Vasanthakumar.

The return of the ISA is another regression of Malaysia to the dark era of human rights violations which can only tarnish the country's international reputation and image.

Is Operation Lalang 2 in the works with the warning by the Deputy Internal Security Minister, Datuk Mohd Johari Baharum that "a list of names had been submitted by the police and it was only a matter of time before several others were detained under the ISA".

The DAP is organising a forum on the above issue with the following details:

Date: 21st December 2007 (Friday)

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: KL Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall

The distinguished panel of speakers will include:

  • YB Lim Kit Siang, Parliamentary Opposition Leader

  • YB M Kulasegaran, MP for Ipoh Barat

  • YB Fong Kui Lun, MP for Bukit Bintang

  • Sdr Lim Guan Eng, DAP Secretary-General

  • Sdr A Sivanesan, DAP Central Executive Committee Member

  • Other speakers to be confirmed