We have tasted the onslaught of depleting liberties, under the new regime of Najib, who wants to project himself as the saviour of UMNO slowly disintegrating to a non-entity. What is wrong in producing a DVD on the rain tree a symbol of lost of democracy in Perak. This is history and an example of the punitive action of the ruling government to deny the people of Perak their rights to choose the people of their desire to rule the state.
The more Najib decides to show his tough measures to contain the opposition, the more the people are going to react to get rid of the Barisan Nasional government. Even fence sitters who were government orientated have reason to re-think their position and decide for the opposition.
As for the opposition, Najib’s action is working in favour of them, and whatever the government may dish out during the campaign period the three by-elections will definitely go to the opposition.
Just before 11 pm last night (Sunday), DAP Perak State Assemblyman for Tebing Tinggi, Ong Boon Piaw was arrested at the Chin Woo Hall, Ipoh for the production of a DVD on the internationally-famous “Democracy Tree” – shortly after the launching and the public viewing of the DVD.
He has been taken to the Pekan Baru police station in Ipoh for the police arrest formalities.
Latest example of the increasing intolerance towards fundamental liberties like freedom of speech, thought and expression in Najib’s Malaysia!