Will you remember Guna and the others, too?

Posted on July 9, 2010

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Note : Jayanath has suggested that instead of Dataran Merdeka, the civil society memorial for those who have died in custody be at the riverbank area adjacent to the Annexe/ Central Market/Bar Council buildings.

Jaya suggests that people gather at the riverbank, observe 2-3 minutes silence, light a candle and then throw flower petals into the river.

Any other ideas?

Shakuntala, shall we say 7pm?

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“Kota Alam Shah assemblyperson M Manoharan has called on Malaysians to observe a one-minute silence on July 16 to mark Teoh Beng Hock’s death anniversary” , reports Malaysiakini today.

Mano has asked that the minute’s silence be observed at 2pm  that day.

Late evening on the day that Teoh’s body was discovered, R. Gunasegaran, aged 31, died at the Sentul police station.

Guna was death in custody No. 1805.

For those of you who are completely in the dark, read HERE and HERE.

The inquest to look into Guna’s death continues on Monday, 12th July, the burden of which rests squarely on the lone shoulders of lawyer Visva, notwithstanding that there were several lawyers who had agreed to help out in the early days after Guna’s death.

More on what I feel is an unfair burden placed on Visva and why the intended Project 1805 has not taken off in another post shortly.

Yes, let’s remember Beng Hock come next Friday.

Can we also spare a thought for Guna?

And the 1,804 who died in custody before him?

And the others who have died in custody since?

Next Friday, in the evening, some of us will lay flowers at the base of the flagpole in Dataran Merdeka in memory of these lives that were lost whilst in the custody of the very authorities who were supposed to protect them.

Join us if you care to.