The arrests pictures expose police collusion with SS Gas Pipeline contractor
November 13, 2010 by democracy4now
The pictures from the arrests scene are finally in-which expose the collusion between the Lawas police and the SS Gas Pipeline contractor. Even done in the quiet away from the public and media view-technology is empowering the people to record such astrocious action of the police-who keep quiet when the land owners complained about the land encroachment for a long time, but spring into action after 1 week of the blockade! 4 persons were arrested on the 1st day-and they had all been, under public pressure, released by now.
The morning standoff between the Lun Bawang villagers on 1 side and police, Petronas contractor on the other. The workers in blue keep to themselves.
The Land and Survey officer Mr Frankie literally don the same hat as the Petronas' Mr Salleh, in the foreground! The others are police officers.
The arrests were carried out by men in black shirt and dark glasses-could they be sent from the contractors? Why didn't they wear police uniforms? Led away is villager Akal Kading.
The police destroyed the hut put up by the blockaders-they become the destroyer and not protector of the public's property! Villager Agung Bangau(left) watched in helplessness as Land & Survey officer Purait from Long Tengau(right) pulled down the blockaders' hut with the help of police(centre).
Many police arrest 1 villager Seliman Joseph.
Arrested villager forced onto the ground-is it neccesary?
The police did not seems to be friendly in making the arrests of the peaceful protestors.
the hut of the blockaders were down finally-but not the spirit of the resistance against the land encroachment!