Saturday, May 12, 2012

Bar EGM Vilifies Police Violence

The Malaysian Bar passed a resolution condemning the police for using “excessive” and “indiscriminate” force to disperse Bersih 3.0 protesters on April 28 at yesterday’s extraordinary general meeting (EGM). It also demands apologies from the home minister and Inspector-General of Police to the public and members of the media over the conduct of the police during the rally.

The turnout – 1270 members – exceeded the turnout of some 800 members during the Bar’s annual general meeting (AGM) in March and this speaks well of the legal fraternity whose Bersih 3.0 stance is in line with that of the citizenry.

Residents in Melksham, Wiltshire in south-west England have endured months of delays around the town because of seemingly endless roadworks. And so one distressed but good-humoured resident decided to redo a “men at work” road sign into one depicting a contractor sititng down to have a coffee and cigarette break! I suppose the message is very clear in expressing what the locals think of all this inconvenience.

This sign would not have been out of place in Malaysia either. The only difference perhaps is that you will see it all over the place!

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