Rakyat Sarawak : Undi Pakatan Rakyat

Rakyat Sarawak : Undi Pakatan Rakyat

Monday, September 15, 2008

Protes ISA di Pulau Pinang

[mtoday]Some 400 people gathered in a spirited anti-ISA protest in Penang last night.

The event was held in an open space in front of the Dewan Sri Pinang facing Light Street and the Penang High Court buidling across the road. Many passing cars honked in support.

In the past, a similar vigil would have drawn perhaps 30-100 people, most of them the usual civil society “suspects”. This time about 400 turned up.

What was remarkable about this event - and it reflects how much Malaysian society has changed - was that there were many “first-timers” in the crowd. And they didn’t even look like activist-types.

READ MORE HERE: http://anilnetto.com/civil-society/400-gather-in-spirited-anti-isa-protest-in-penang/