Sunday, November 06, 2005

Save Kit Siang & others campaign

The infamous Operation Lallang in 1987 began on 27 October, the day I first reported to work as a political secretary to the Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition. Not long after meeting his new political secretary, Kit Siang was detained at the Jalan Bandar police station. Earlier, his son Guan Eng was also detained at the same place. They were not released until 19 April, 1988.

In that mass arrest, all together 106 Malaysians were detained without trial under the Internal Security Act (ISA) and many claimed to have been severely tortured physically and psychologically.

So, in that period, I worked doubly hard not only as a political secretary to the Acting Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition, Lee Lam Thye (now a Tan Sri Dato'), but also a party HQ operative in charge of the Chinese-language Rocket as well as the other publicity and educational materials produced for the nationwide campaign calling for the unconditional release of Kit Siang, Guan Eng, Karpal Singh and all other detainees.


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