Sunday, October 30, 2011

Discharge Not Amounting to Acquittal

Finally, on October 28, Sungai Siput MP Dr Michael Jeyakumar and five other Parti Sosialis Malaysia members were given a discharge not amounting to acquittal for allegedly owning subversive papers and gathering illegally ahead of the Bersih rally that took place on July 09.

Earlier on September 19, police had dropped all charges against 30 PSM activists arrested for waging war against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, including the six who were also detained under the Emergency Ordinance (EO).

Malaysians already know that they shouldn't be charged in the first place. This is a travesty of justice! The PSM 6 deserve nothing less than an acquittal and an apology and compensation from the wayward Government. But I tell you this: Don't expect anything that smacks of remorseful contrition from those in power.

That is why Malaysians should never ever forget what happened to the PSM members! And we should not forgive either because the brutish government and their callous sycophants have trampled on justice in order to victimize decent people whose only crime was to express their rights as citizens!

Liverpool boosted their push for a top-four place after first-half goals from Charlie Adam and Andy Carroll secured a 2-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion. Adam put the Reds ahead from the penalty spot in the ninth minute after Luis Suarez was fouled by Jerome Thomas. And then Suarez sent strike partner Carroll through one-on-one with the goalkeeper in stoppage time at the end of the first half and the England international slotted superbly beyond the advancing Ben Foster with the outside of his outstretched left boot for his second league goal of the season.

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