Random Links 270 ("Here we go again" Malaysia Edition)

Anwar “wins” debate hands down – but is now arrested

I haven’t even got the chance to finish the youtube videos of the debate yet …

… whatever goodwill the Abdullah administration may have generated from allowing such an unprecendented debate on “live” television last night will undoubtedly be squelched in the uproar that is bound to follow in the wake of Anwar’s arrest. I hope PR supporters and other Malaysians will remain calm and avoid giving the authorities a pretext for any further draconian measures.

This is just a temporary setback in the struggle for justice – there have been many before – but we shall overcome. The struggle for justice must go on – this time led by all of us who cherish justice and democracy.

Anwar calls for calm

It’s hard for those who have witnessed this before. But this call is needed.

Anwar’s arrest – police provocative, untrustworthy and unprofessional

Saudara Lim chips in …

Coming close in the heel of the three-day 1,600-member police operation inconveniencing hundreds of thousands of people in the Federal capital and the Klang Valley completely without basis or justification – purportedly on the basis of “two speeches, two blogs and two SMS” and the lie of a top-level Pakatan Rakyat leadership meeting on July 9 to plot the non-existent demonstration in Parliament on Monday – public confidence in the credibility, efficiency and professionalism of the police has reached an all-time low.

Press statement issued by DSAI’s office today

Haris Ibrahim’s reminder is timely especially for the last paragraph from the press statement.

We have been able to communicate with Anwar, who calls upon his supporters and the people of Malaysia to remain calm and to reject any attempts at provocation, which will give a pretext for an emergency situation to be declared.

Raja Petra to be charged with defamation

Two in a row in two days? What lies ahead in the coming days for Malaysians? Lord have mercy!

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