Deafening silence about followup news on spread and death of Myanmars in Malaysian detention centre

Deafening silence about followup news on spread and death of Myanmars in Malaysian detention centre

 

Well prepared: A Rela member wearing a face mask while guarding
one of the illegal immigrant blocks at the Juru detention camp in Bukit Mertajam Sunday.
 Leptospirosis outbreak in Malaysian Detention Centre for undocumented migrants shocked 123 civil society groups from all over the world, that issued a joint statement on 23/5/2009. – And, of course Malaysian media did not carry the statement.

The statement was also handed over to SUHAKAM on 25/5/2009, and the media was informed about this – and again the media did not carry this event.

The statement with the additional 10 names, was again re-issued on 26/5/2009, and again the Malaysian media did not carry it.

Today(27/5/2009), a group of Malaysian NGOs will be submitting another memorandum about the Leptospirosis outbreak to SUHAKAM – I hope the media carries this story…

Peace Vigil In Unity for the liberty of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Peace Vigil In Unity for the liberty of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

SUARAM, Tenaganita, KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall and Youth 4 Change (Y4C) is organising a vigil that is part of an initiative of coordinated vigils by various groups in Southeast Asia. While we have our vigil for Aung San Suu Kyi in Malaysia, other groups in other countries in Southeast Asia will also be having vigils at the same time!

Please come with your friends to show solidarity for Aung San Suu Kyi – one of the greatest leader of peaceful resistance against oppression of our time – and the oppressed people of Burma.

You can also make your own posters and/or banners that shout of support for Aung San Suu Kyi and the people of Burma. Spread the word!

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DATE: Sunday, 31 May 2009     TIME: 6.00pm

VENUE: Meet at entrance of KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, No. 1, Jalan Maharajalela
Dress code: Wear YELLOW and/or RED

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ASEANs Pussy-Footing on Burma & Aung San Suu Kyi Violates ASEAN Charter

ASEANs Pussy-Footing on Burma & Aung San Suu Kyi Violates ASEAN Charter

I call on ASEAN to immediately suspend all ties – economic, military and diplomatic – with the Burmese/Myanmar military junta until steps to end the violation of human rights and the release of all political prisoners are initiated as part of a true national reconciliation in that country.

The political prisoners include Aung San Suu Kyi and hundreds of other individuals who are either under house arrest or are incarcerated behind bars merely because of their pro-democracy activities and aspirations. Aung San Suu Kyi, in particular, has been under an unjust six-year house arrest, a sentence due to end this Thursday on May 27, 2009. On the pretext of an intrusion by a US national several weeks ago, the trumped up charges against her will likely be extended for another three to five years.

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Don’t blame migrant workers for spread of disease

Don’t blame migrant workers for spread of disease

I REFER to the article “A disease not to be sneezed at” (Sunday Star, May 17).

The article is undoubtedly correct in stating that the lack of hygiene in the over-crowded Juru detention camp for undocumented migrants could be a possible cause for the outbreak of the leptospirosis disease.

Without launching into the medical science of leptospirosis, any simple research into reliable medical resources would show that these bacteria which can be found in animal urine or any environmental sources contaminated with animal urine can infect the human body via abraded skin, mouth or eyes.

Fortunately, it is non-fatal as there is a cure for it and that is penicillin – your everyday antibiotic!

As the article suggested, there is indeed a reason to be concerned – not because it is a “rare” disease but because there is lack of hygiene and lack of access to healthcare in the detention camp itself. This common yet prolific disease is controllable and treatable with simple antibiotics.

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All democratic, civilized caring governments should withdraw from the MAFIA gangs of NAM, OIC and ASEAN

All democratic, civilized caring governments should withdraw from the

MAFIA gangs of NAM, OIC and ASEAN

The birds of the same feather flock together as OIC, ASEAN and NAM and all are living in glass cages (read houses), so they dare not throw stone at each other.

Inhumane, uncivilized, unjust, undemocratic, oppressive regimes from NAM, OIC and ASEAN governments gang up with the excuse of NON INTERFERENCE to get reciprocal protection from the actions of the United Nations and civilized democratic western governments.

They will surely protect the two Buddhist Terrorists of Myanmar and Seri Lanka at UN and all the International forums.

Malaysia TAMIL Nesan front-paged a report that the Government was set to back Sri Lanka’s draft resolution at the United Nations. It said the move was likely to anger the Indian community in the country.

Foreign Minister Datuk Anifah Aman, in a press statement, said that the decision to support the Sri Lan­kan resolution was in line with the Government’s stand of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries.

The Stars, “Government set to back Sri Lanka’s UN resolution”