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Friday, August 08, 2008

Bakaq's Arrest - Bloggers Gathering at Bukit Perdana.

(L to R) Mahaguru58, Nathaniel Tan, Black @ Amin Iskandar, Hasbullah Pit @ Sebol, Wan Joe @ Jiwo Kelate.

I was at Bukit Perdana this afternoon to show my support for Brother Bakaq. It was raining very heavily when I arrived.

I had to wait in my car as most of the parking lots were full and the heavy rain saw the lower areas flooded.

I was parked at the side of the Bank Negara KTM Station. When the rain subsided a bit, I went driving looking for a parking lot and was lucky to get one close to the Bukit Perdana Complex.

I took out my umbrella and walked towards a group of people taking shelter at the bus stop nearby.

It was then that I realized that Nathaniel Tan was amongst them. I saw Hasbullah Pit @ Sebol who greeted me warmly. I was introduced to Black @ Amin Iskandar and Nora Reformasi, Bob and Wan Joe.

(L to R) Nathaniel Tan, Black, Sebol, Wan Joe, Bob
@ Bakaq's Neighbour

Group photo of Bloggers who were there to show support and solidarity with the arrested Bakaq @ Penarik Beca.

There were several reporters there as well and everyone was generally very cordial and trying their best not to get wet!

I took out my camera and started shooting videos of the gathered bloggers and we had the reporters help tie up two impromptu banners that Black had brought with him.

I had sms'd Zorro asking him if he knew Nat's hp without knowing that I would be meeting Nat in person.

Bernard @ Zorro sms'd saying that he was in the Bank Negara Cafeteria.
So, we made our way there and met Zorro and Fisherman Wharf's Gus Gan.

(L to R) Gus Gan @ Fisherman's Wharf, Black @ Amin Iskandar, Bernard Khoo @ Zorro Unmasked, Hasbullah Pit @ Sebol.

I shot a video of the Bloggers speaking their minds about Bakaq's arrest and after coffee made our way back to the bus station.

Word came out that Bakaq was now at the Jalan Duta Courts where he was served with a remand order and going to be held in custody overnight pending being charged in court.

I spoke to Bakaq's wife by phone and learned from her that he was alright. He is going to be in the lockup tonight. She said that the police told her that someone had lodged a police report against him ; that's why the police are investigating him?

I learned from the feedback that Bakaq stepped on a lot of toes @ pissed off PAS and UMNO top leadership in his disclosure of ultra secret PAS-UMNO pow wow's.

His disclosure sought of let the cat out of the bag and spoiled those people's plans. Hence the police report and the resulting arrest under sedition.

Which particular article? God knows!

That's it for now. Let's see what takes place tomorrow?


fade0 said...

On a seperate matter .. Maxis just signed a RM25million contract with SAS Solutions and Amdocs to supply customer care and marketing campain management systems here in malaysia for them.

FYI, Amdocs a company that provides customer care, billing and OSS services for the Telecoms sector, is a Haifa (Israel) based company with muslim blood on their hands. Shame on u Maxis for engaging them despite know all this. This is what happens when u give Maxis too much arse.

Sounds like another malaysian contract given to Israel.

Despicable for muslims & humanity.

Lets move to kick this company out.

MAHAGURU58 said...

Today I learn that Bakaq was arrested due to his publishing an insulting logo of the PDRM which had a howling Alsatian dog replacing the Malayan Tiger and that to me is plain stupid and just not right!!!

I thought I knew people?


This is really sad!

No wonder he got nabbed?

I do hope Bakaq realizes his error and not do such a thing again.

That's gross man......

Tzipora said...

I'm Jewish and while I sympathise with your cause, I'm a little taken aback that the symbol of my religion, the Star of David is placed together with the word 'fasik', which I assume has the same meaning as فاسق. I apologise if I had made wrong assumptions here regarding the word or the depiction of the symbol of my religion, which I wear on a chain around my neck. Shalom.

MAHAGURU58 said...

Assalamualaikum tzipora.

I understand your concern and share your worries about the usage of the symbol of the Star of David in the banner above.

The banner was brought by a blogger there and I and the other bloggers had nothing to do with it.

Even the reference to Abdullah Badawi or his son in law was irrelevant to the cause that we attended yesterday?

On behalf of the Malaysian Bloggers who were present yesterday, I wish to apologize to you for something that was out of our control.

Sometimes people do things without thinking of the consequences or the repercussions to other innocent folks who get insulted or maligned for no rhyme or reason.

Let's hope that others do not repeat the same mistake such as what took place yesterday.

My prayers are for world peace and a harmonious co-existence between the various faiths and ethnicities provided we all know where our limits are as far as expressing our views and feelings openly?

May The Almighty guide and bless us with His Salvation.



Tzipora said...

Dear Sir,

Thank you very much for your clarification, which I fully accept. I realise that my fellow co-religionists have also done many things to offend and hurt others. The fact is that an man's actions cannot be used to paint the religion or other people professing that religion in the same brush. I cringe at the way some people label Islam or Judaism or Christianity etc as such and such a religion or that Muslims, Jews etc are violent, greedy, dirty, cheats etc. I truly appreciate your kind words. And may your prayers come true for all mankind. Amen. As-salaamu 'alaikum.

Tzipi Liebermann