Hii’s wife called to let Sarawaknews know that Hii has been released without charge. In his first release it was Sarawaknews which alerted the wife of the good news. Anyway Hii has bought a air ticket to return on July 23rd.For this arrests it happened at Pudu LRT station and surprisingly involved 5 uniformed police and 3 in plain cloth, according to SUARAM’s report.
In between the arrests Sarawaknews was told that Hii has not shown any interests to organise his newly attracted fans from Sibu into a supporter club to help him further his campaigns on various issues. It is not clear if he is serious to pursue the issues or, as some detractors who know him longer claim, he is only into seeking personal publicity.
Before he got arrested this time he sms to Sarawaknews that his video on You tube has crossed over 300 000 viewers mark, something which is a bit of an achievement compared to all Bersih related videos.
Hii told Sarawaknews that he had been doing his 1-man protest for 10 years now and has not had enough of it yet. So if you visit Sibu you may notice him staging his 1-person act again on some road side. Some Sibu contacts told Sarawaknews that he is taking long time to get media or public attention in his home town now-sometimes he has to persist for days to get media to come.
May be he really have to review his tactics and strategy to pursue the good causes that he believe in.
His publicity stunts has been rationalised as something to prepare himself as a candidate in elections. He was the independent candidate in Bukit Assek in the last State Elections where he fought against 2 giants from SUPP and DAP. He got less than 200 votes after appealing to the voters to save him from losing his deposit. He did not feel discouraged judging from his unending enthusiasm and fire to go on with more 1-man protests.
His persistence is turning some heads especially from those who had not come across him before. But how long can he rely on fresh members of the public to give him the attention he crave? And has that got anything to do with the public interests issues that he ostensibly use to garner public attention?