YAB. Dato Seri Najib Razak
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Re : Hindraf Makkal Sakthi has applied for police permit for 27th February 2011 Hindraf Rally contrary to media statements by Home Minister and IGP
We refer to the above matter and to the news report in The Sun 17/02/2011 of page 2 titled “ Hisham : No application for rally permit “ and The Sun 18/02/2011
at page 4 titled “ Don’t hold rally IGP tells HRP” by the Home Minister and the Inspector General of Police respectively.
May we bring out to your goodselves attention that this is not the truth as we have indeed applied for a police permit. A copy of the said application with the Dang Wangi police stations acknowledgement is enclosed herewith to Article 10 of the Federal Constitution guarantees the citizens right to assemble peacefully without arms.
We recall some years ago when Umno Youth Chief Khairy Jamaluddin marched from Kampung Baru to the Renaissance Hotel to send a protest note to the then Secretary of State of the United States of America Condoleza Rice on the Palestinian plight and his march was neither disrupted or nor was he and his group arrested or prosecuted.
Further Article 8 of the Federal Constitution guarantees equality before the law and the equal protection of the law.
We also ask for our right to march against UMNO racism and Interlok on 27th of February 2011 at 9.00 am from KLCC to the Dang Wangi police station. During this peaceful march we also ask for police protection against possible extremist groups like Perkasa, Pekida, Tiga Line etc from creating problems and violence. We also ask for protection against possible UMNO Indian mandore gangsters who may assigned to create an “Indian versus Indian” fight and creating possible violence. If there is any violence on that day we shall presume that the same is orchestrated and well conceived UMNO plan a la Kg Medan as we have always been peaceful and have always subscribed to a non violent and peaceful struggle.
In the circumstances we trust that our application for a police permit for our aforesaid peaceful rally further to Article 10 of the Federal constitution would be granted.
Secretary General (Protem)
The rally's estimated to be 100 000 people gathered outside the Petronas Twin Towers at midnight, early Sunday morning.At least 240 people were detained, but half of them were later released. One day before the rally, police arrested three HINDRAF lawyers, P. Uthayakumar, P. Waytha Moorthy and V. Ganabatirau for sedition charges. Uthayakumar and Ganabatirau posted bail of 800 Malaysian ringgits each, but Waytha Moorthy refused bail as a sign of protest.