Tuesday, May 30, 2006

528和平集会虽遭暴力驱散反涨价人士誓言继续集会抗议

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昨日参与反对汽油、电费涨价的示威人士当中,有人遭镇暴队殴打至头破血流入院、手骨破裂、甚至被打至全身淤青。而目睹镇暴队采取过激暴力驱散集会的示威者所携带的小孩,更指称镇暴队是“坏人”。

参与抗议集会的回教党党员安兰(amran zulklifi)就是其中一名遭镇暴队以警棍殴打导致头破血流,蒙受最严重伤势的其中一名示威者。

这名38岁的父亲今日在吉隆坡的一家医院接受《当今大马》记者访问时表示,“当时我并不害怕,心里一直在想着走散的孩子,担心他也受到攻击”。当时他携带10岁的孩子,莫哈末查菲兰(Mohd Zafran),一起参与反涨价抗议集会

回忆当时的情景,他表示当镇暴队警告示威者解散,并向示威者发射水炮时,他就将10岁的查菲兰紧紧拥在怀里,但是两父子仍被水炮给射湿了。为了躲避激烈的水炮,他们一伙人被迫逃向水炮车的四周,但是却碰上欲驱散群众的镇暴队。

“此时迎面而来的镇暴队见人就打,根本没有机会和他们沟通,我们只能往后跑,混乱中孩子和我失散了。我背对着镇暴队,他们却一直以警棍和盾牌殴打我的背部和头部。”


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Ten-year-old Mohd Zafran Amran saw his father being beaten by Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) personnel at a demonstration yesterday.

When met at the Pusat Rawatan Islam in Kuala Lumpur this afternoon, the schoolboy had two words to describe the police personnel - ' orang jahat' (bad people).

"I was alone (when the FRU charged) and was very scared," said Mohd Zafran, whose father Amran Zulkifli was hospitalised after being repeatedly clubbed by the police.

The sight of Amran, whose blood was profusely flowing from deep wounds in his head, had shocked those who were at the protest.

The 38-year-old businessman was immediately sent to the Pusat Rawatan Islam, Kuala Lumpur, where he was given five stitches.

Numerous organisations and opposition leaders have strongly condemned the police's aggression against the 500-odd anti-fuel price hike demonstrators who had gathered peacefully outside the
Kuala Lumpur City Centre.


'Worried about my son'

When malaysiakini met Amran today, he revealed palm-sized black-blue bruises on his shoulder, his back and upper-right arm.

"I was not afraid (when the FRU charged), but I was worried for my kid. I was afraid he would be attacked too," he said.

Recounting the incident, Amran said he shielded his son with his arms when the police had fired their water cannons. They then quickly moved out of range.

"Then came the FRU - armed with shields and batons. They beat whoever came in their path. We had no chance to plea to them, we could only run."

"In the chaos, I lost my son. So I slowed down. The FRU came from behind me and they kept beating my back and head with their shields and batons," he added.

According to him, blood began flowing profusely from his head and his black shirt turned red.

"I felt dizzy but I continued to run from them," said Amran, who was discharged today.

Amran's friends sent him to the hospital. Despite being drenched in blood, the businessman managed to call a friend to look after his son while he received medical treatment.

He said a photo journalist was also beaten on the head and he also bled while others suffered from bruises.

Amran went ballistics when told that Dang Wangi district police chief Kamal Pasha claimed 'minimum force' was used by the FRU. Kamal added that the police had acted in self-defense.

"If it was minimum force, they won't hit our heads. We were unarmed, we didn't assault the FRU. They were not dispersing the protestors. This was not dispersing. They wanted to hurt us!"

Amran had lodged a police report over his assault yesterday.


Broken hand

Meanwhile, another demonstrator Lim Ban Teng, 24, broke his right hand when he was hit with a baton.

He told malaysiakini that the protestors had shouted "OK, OK, we disperse!" but the FRU had ignored the plea.

According to a video footage taken during the scuffle, the protestors were raising their hands to indicate that they were harmless when the FRU charged.

"They suddenly attacked us," said Lim, who is the treasurer of the Malaysia Youth and Student Democratic Movement (Dema).

One of Lim's friends was cut in the face by a police shield while others sustained minor injuries.

"I can't write. This will affect my job," said Lim, who is a tuition teacher.

Dr Hatta Ramli, the chief organiser of yesterday's protest, said they will lodge a complaint with the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) against the FRU's violence.

Hatta vowed that the protestors would not be cowed by the police violence against them. "We are considering another protest."

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

mr. suker...that mr. lim ban teng is biotech junior la...i think last year graduated one...he is ur ex-boss's final year student la...terrible....masuk suratkhabar of something not really good...pity him....

Kean Hong said...

maybe he proud of that.. proud of the nation...

bh said...

he know his right, he protest it, he din do anything wrong, he dare to speak up, so wat should be pity of?

Kean Hong said...

should feel proud instead...i agree with you, BH