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Undeterred by arrests, students resume #OccupyParliament – WAY TO GO! KUDOS! HIDUP MAHASISWA!

August 27, 2015

BY MELATI A. JALIL (TMI)

Published: 27 August 2015 12:00 AM

Participants at yesterday’s #OccupyParliament sit-in seen near Parliament in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 27, 2015.

Participants at yesterday’s #OccupyParliament sit-in seen near Parliament in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 27, 2015. Participants at yesterday’s #OccupyParliament sit-in seen near Parliament in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 27, 2015.

The arrest of 17 university students yesterday outside Parliament for participating in the #OccupyParliament sit-in will not deter others from continuing their protest to pressure Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to resign from his position, says the group’s coordinator Luqman Nul Hakim Zul Razali.

Luqman yesterday said the decision to continue their demonstration outside parliament tonight was made after their demands were not met despite their 30-hour sit-in that started Monday.

“Therefore we will continue the occupy parliament sit-in until our demands are met.

“This struggle will not end even though there are only two or three of us left,” he said in a statement tonight.

Earlier yesterday, police obtained a three-day remand for the 17 university students who are being investigated under Section 124B of the Penal Code for “activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy” and under the Peace Assembly Act 2012.

Luqman said about 10 students would be back at parliament tonight to also demand for the setting up of a transitional government and the investigation into the RM2.6 billion that went into Najib’s accounts to be made public.

The students are taking turns to maintain the protest and had vowed not to leave the place until Najib stepped down.

Luqman earlier told The Malaysian Insider that they had expected the consequences of their action, but viewed it as part of their obligations to voice out opinions at a time when the country was facing economic and political challenges.

“We know our friends didn’t do anything wrong, they just voice out the truth and their views.”

He said the group Langkah Siswa that comprises about 30 university students was also inspired by student movements worldwide, citing the Indonesian students’ move to occupy parliament in 1998 which saw the then president Suharto resigning, the 2014 Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong and the 2006 student protests in Paris.

He said it was important to have continuous efforts to pressure the government as awareness among university students was increasing day by day.

“Maybe what we do is viewed as a fantasy to demand that Najib resign but we will continue with our demands.

“University students have the awareness but they still do not dare to act.

“Now we have many university students who try to speak up and that’s why this effort must continue, even though the numbers are small,” he said adding that they would rearrange their plans when semester starts next month to ensure their efforts will continue. – August 27, 2015.
– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/undeterred-by-arrests-students-resume-occupyparliament-sit-in#sthash.upCslPAM.dpuf

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. najib manaukau permalink
    August 27, 2015 8:20 am

    This Umno scum, Najib, doing everything possible to hold to power and with help of his ass licking Ministers of his cabinet. Here we are talking is not just the resignation of Najib only but an entire cabinet. The members of his cabinet know their positions too are on the line.If Najib goes surely they will go also not to mention that it takes a lot, and I mean a lot , to have the incumbent PM thrown out.
    Typical of an Umno scum he will not, even under the worst circumstances, resign, but for long more ? You can even bet your life that the group that controls Putrjaya to day will not be re-elected just imagine with US$700- million, plus also all the ‘donations’ from his ‘cronies’ Najib had only managed to secure a minority vote.
    Of course he knows that and regardless of whatever his the new strategy he is now implementing he must be be prepared to catch up, in jail, with AI. At most he can only hang on to be the PM until the present term ends.

  2. najib manaukau permalink
    August 28, 2015 1:14 am

    Looks like with each passing day , Najib is digging a deeper and deeper hole for himself to be buried himself in. The sad thing is, he has tried everything possible to delay the inevitable, but the saddest thing is, at the end of all these ‘wayang’ he will no doubt bury all the cronies with him.
    We have always known how he was using the police to carry out all the ‘ dirty’ jobs for him and no doubt his ass licking cabinet coming out with statements that even a primary school going child would not believe. Najib the end for you is not just near but long overdue, call for a GE immediately. That way you can avoid the embarrassment of being dumped and may be jailed, but don’t further embarrass yourself participating in the GE.
    Whatever you do you have already left Malaysia in a shamble and don’t leave it any in a state beyond return to where it was before you and your mentor the repugnant ,avaricious and the crafty Mahathir became PMs. No doubt everything that is taking place is the result of all the policies your mentor implemented, including the corruption, deception and all the impediments on the !MBD of you used. Needless to say history will also reveal a lot more than it has already done so !

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