“When a government shudders at a yellow t-shirt and uses the tools of the state and arbitrary laws, it is exceedingly clear that at the next elections, they have to be voted OUT.”
At the “BERSIH 2.0 Crack-Down: “EO Another ISA” Forum” last night, it must have been difficult for Dr Prema Devaraj, younger sister of Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj, to recount the memories of the ordeal following the detention of EO6. Not many could have pulled it through but Prema did – beautifully! Her face, though weary, did not belie the grief within her. The sea of faces looking right at her must have given her the inner strength she needed to speak so movingly.
On that fateful night, she recounted how there were only ten supporters waiting outside the Kepala Batas Police Station and she wished that there could have been more that evening to cry for their release – the volume of support might have rattled the police.
Dr Prema went on to present the biodata of the EO6 – all of whom had one thing in common – their earnest and sincere effort to bring about social equality, gender equality and the eradication of poverty via various programmes.
Who are the EO6?