Friday, November 23, 2007

Government Using Police To Create Traffic Jams in KL To Provoke Public Anger Towards Protesters

As you may be aware the cops have set up road blocks all over KL and Selangor since yesterday resulting in traffic jams in an ostensible bid to prevent people from entering the capital to attend the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) rally scheduled to take place on Sunday at the British High Commission.

Another 'reason' given by the police is they have 'received information' that there will be criminal activities taking place right up to Sunday’s gathering. From the wonderfully efficient police intelligence gathering, the cops have found that riots and fights had been planned and are therefore taking 'precautionary' measures.

For those of you who had been caught in these jams did you notice any thugs being arrested or at least being held for questioning? Were cars carrying several Indian adults stopped and their occupants thoroughly checked and interrogated?

The situation today is very much the same as yesterday and reportedly there are massive traffic jams again in various parts of the Klang Valley.

More than merely trying to keep the influx of protesters into KL to a bare minimum or fulfilling a sudden honourable desire by our men in blue to 'prevent crime', the apparent police strategy is to cause as much inconvenience to the public in general so that they would reflexly condemn and abhor protests of whatever nature. It is probably their hope that in artificially creating such jams, thereby raising temperatures and blood pressures, the organisers of this and future protests against government corruption and abuse would be considered as troublemakers by the public.

It is an age-old dirty trick employed by unpopular and shrewd dictators - if the people do not act in a manner which pleases the ruler, then the ruler will make things so stranglingly difficult and unbearable, without the obvious use of brute force, that the average citizen is coerced into behaving as the dictator deems fit. Our kerajaan is no different. This is their tactic, to wear down the peoples' patience and put a full stop to public expression of the citizens' anger and disappointment.

Sometimes such a sneaky strategy will succeed admirably, especially when the average citizen would rather fight a ghost than protest against official abuse and corruption. In our context, hopefully the public would not be deterred by this nuisance the cops are creating in the form of unnecessary traffic jams.

The police, under orders from 'above' are at the same time desperate to make an example of those responsible for this Hindraf protest. In fact a few minutes ago the cops announced that they have a court order to restrain anyone organising or participating in Sunday's gathering. The police have also arrested lawyer P. Uthayakumar, Hindraf legal advisor under the Sedition Act and he will be charged in court this afternoon. What is the point though? The nation's reputation has already been torn to shreds by the earlier protests and by the increasingly forthright and accurate reports from here and abroad about government sponsored racism and discrimination.

Of course the danger always remains in Malaysia that in the event such dirty tricks don't produce the desired results, government leaders or those holding extra-constitutional authority like a certain son-in-law, would unleash the thugs from Umno youth along with illiterate kampung boys who would do their bidding for a small monetary incentive. Manufacturing a crisis is the easiest and most effective way to temporarily or permanently shut the avenues available to those who can think and express clearly on what is terribly wrong with this country.
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13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

In due time, the they would stop people from taking the trains. By road you road blocks, by train.. stopping people to take them is the best trick they can think off.

What happen to democracy... They should just need to make sure the crowd is well behave and under control. Stopping them from group gatherine is as good as making them wanted to do so.

2:33 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i thank you for the news. couldn't get much info from the local dailies since post Nov 10.

3:13 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so now you believe the religious PM for a freer society and more democratic space. the moment they realise that their power and authority is being challenged and truth is about to unmask their corrupt ways, they will use the draconian laws to stifle any dissent. 3 hindraf organisers are now under ISA and the question on the lips of many is who is next. clean up of all reputable political leaders before next election to ensure another landslide victory. the plundering of country's resources to continue?

4:19 PM GMT+8  
Blogger rational thinker said...

yes...they have managed to provoke my anger.

i am so pissed to be stucked in the stupid artificial traffic jams, caused by none other than our beloved men in blue.

Honestly, I will certainly hate my govt now. time to vote for a change!

4:43 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so, do u still think what the PM said the country is being free and fair is the truth?

5:31 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i for once feel this illegal rally by extreme group can turn into eyesore..judging from the crowd which comprises of all level of society ( one should see in indian movies how they behave)and knowing this will be the best opportunity for the gangsters among the indians to penetrate and create havoc.......

.and further more this crowd are more interested in championing their ethnic only and the other malaysian ethnic. Instead they should be taking the rally towards the MIC leaders house and not creating havoc in the city.
As it is our country are already into economy turmoil...by showing this type of roadshow culture will eventually chase away all the prominent future investors.
it seem we are becoming the laughing stock of the world.
lastly i hope the police will eliminate all illegal rallies be it by the pro- gov , opposition or by exterime groups.

7:42 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jonny:

I was just sharing with others today of the rationale of the block in the main arteries is to create an increase high-blood pressure in motorists and increase their hatred towards those who are involved in handing the letter this Sunday.

And what do we see at the road blockages? 3 lanes become 1 lane and the policeman are chit-chatting away!!!!

Dear Fellow Malaysians,

We're all facing PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE. Like what happened to USA. When they change the alert level in the country to make people stand on their feet. Fear. Hatred.

There are even gossips around me. To say that there shall be violence acts happening done by the Indians.

THESE ARE ALL LIES.

I do not believe my brothers and sisters will do this. There will definitely be agent provocateurs.

My only advice to friends is that please USE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION to avoid the jams created by the police who are now deployed from safeguarding our safety and security to become a threat themselves to our very own safety.


God bless all my Indian brothers and sisters out there.

May what you have to say be heard loud and clear by the world.

Our own media ignore us. We have no other option than to turn to greater power.

The divine power, God has been blamed too many a times for causing structural damage to our Malaysian infrastructure.

9:01 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hindraf survives......because the MIC has failed miserably....

10:56 PM GMT+8  
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5:32 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Benny Looi said...

could be true.... could be false. By the way... what are the chances that one will come across an incident at the road blocks?

9:06 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Crankshaft said...

Why don't the police find something useful to do like track down Nurin Jazlin's killer??

I passed 3 roadblocks on my way to work and the police weren't even paying attention to the cars - they were bored.

And what were they looking for? Weapons? If you were bringing in weapons to start a riot, would you do it last minute?? Heck, that would have been carried out a month ago!

And as for checking car boots, how stupid can anyone get? If I was carrying a gun, I'd hide it under my car seat or somewhere difficult to access. What are they going to do, strip the entire car?

The communist-dictatorship government is just so obviously trying to piss off the public and direct the anger to HINDRAF.

Judging by the people I've talked to and the blogs I've read, it's obvious that Malaysians aren't as stupid as the government thinks it is.

If there is a civil unrest because of demonstrations and stuff, it's the communist-dictatorship government that takes a bow, not the citizens.

10:22 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shame on the hypocrite Pak Lah once again!!!

11:52 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i used to support bn, but now after getting stuck in traffic jam caused by bn, i now support opposition. in next general election, I WILL VOTE FOR ANY OPPOSITION AGAINST bn. think is my way of saying thank you to bn for the pain you caused us this week. F*CK bn!

12:01 AM GMT+8  

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