My Anthem

Friday, March 06, 2015

Now They Have Put DS Anwar Ibrahim Behind Bars ...

Let Desi recall a short poem that a Pastor (is he also a Socialist writer after Desi's heART?) Martin Niemoller wrote:

"First they came for the Socialists..."
Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.
Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.


DESI maketh a SPECIAL APPEAL to all cariing and just-minded Malaysians to rise up against the evil regime before they cometh even into your neigfhbourhood to oppress and suppress more of our freedoms. Support the ongoing campaign by SDR ANWAR IBRAHIM's family led by eldest daughter MP for Lembah Pantai Nurul Izzah to FREE ANWAR -- a second campaign indeed as 'tis Deja Vu for the Opposition Leader for being put behind bards second time around on trumped up Sodomy charges. He already spent six years plus on "Abuse of Power" charges during the Mahathior regime; Add to that an incarceration before that two years under the Internal Security Act, Anwar has become Malaysia's Mandela, IMHO. Anwar has set an example for us. Please fellow Malaysians, do our little bit / byte to fight for our freedoms to campaign for Anwar's freedom. He carries the Torch of Freedom for ALL DECENT DEMOCRATIC-MINDED MALAYSIANS!

From the Malay Mail Online I C&P:

Anwar’s family to petition state-to-state seeking his release (VIDEO)
By Mayuri Mei Lin
Published: March 5, 2015 11:55 PM
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SUNGAI BULOH, March 5 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s family has created a petition, which they will use to campaign from state-to-state, urging the Pardons Board to grant the jailed Opposition Leader a royal pardon.
In an attempt to free Anwar who was sentenced to five years behind bars, his eldest daughter Nurul Izzah Anwar said that the petition is to test the Federal Constitution and exercise the family’s rights as Malaysians.
“So, by the grace of god, we plan to travel to each state and invite as many as possible to support this petition,” she said of the document titled “Petition to Seek the Pardon for the Sidelining of the Principles of Justice and the Defence of Betrayal Towards Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim”.
“What I mean is, it is our right to test whether this system gives us space as Malaysian citizens. This is what is promised as enshrined in the Federal Constitution,” she said to a crowd of approximately 100 Anwar supporters gathered at the gates of the Sungai Buloh prison.
Also present was Bukit Lanjan assemblyman Elizabeth Wong and PKR’s director of communications Fahmi Fadzil.
Nurul Izzah urged everyone present at the candlelight vigil to sign the petition, as well as rally in Kuala Lumpur this Saturday with the #KitaLawan movement.
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“On March 7, you have to be there. We will do our best; don’t ever be afraid of the cruel leaders,” she said, referring to the leadership in the ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional (BN).
Former Bersih 2.0 co-chairman Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan echoed her sentiments and urged everyone to rally on Saturday and continue fighting for Anwar’s release, whose incarceration Ambiga maintained is politically motivated.
“We must never give up. We must do everything legally possible to get Anwar out of there,” she said.
This comes as Dang Wangi district police chief ACP Zainol Samah said yesterday that the police have yet to receive any notice from the organisers of #KitaLawan, and as such, he said the event would be in violation of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PPA).
The PPA stipulates that organisers of such events should give the authorities 10 days’ notice.
Zainol also said that the police will monitor the event on Saturday, but stressed that this was not for the purpose of arresting participants.
Organisers of #KitaLawan also said today that the rally will be monitored by Malaysian Bar Council members and a delegation of human rights activists.
Zainol warned, however, that those who break the law would be detained in accordance with the law.
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Repiring an olde post of mine to bore you! cun:(

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

First they came ...

I paid a belated catchUP visit with saiko's Screenshots today, and I think it timely to remind us of a little poem attributed to:

"...Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group.

"[edit] History
An early supporter of Hitler, by 1934 Niemöller had come to oppose the Nazis, and it was largely his high connections to influential and wealthy businessmen that saved him until 1937, after which he was imprisoned, eventually at Sachsenhausen and Dachau concentration camps. He survived to be a leading voice of penance and reconciliation for the German people after World War II. His poem is well-known, frequently quoted, and is a popular model for describing the dangers of political apathy, as it often begins with specific and targeted fear and hatred which soon escalates out of control.

Wikipedia has a collection of quotations related to:
Martin Niemöller if your interest goes beyond what's currently of relevance to Malaysians, especially the Blogging community:

[edit] Poem (1976 version)


Als die Nazis die Kommunisten holten,
habe ich geschwiegen;
ich war ja kein Kommunist.

Als sie die Sozialdemokraten einsperrten,
habe ich geschwiegen;
ich war ja kein Sozialdemokrat.

Als sie die Gewerkschafter holten,
habe ich nicht protestiert;
ich war ja kein Gewerkschafter.

Als sie mich holten,
gab es keinen mehr, der protestieren konnte.


When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.

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