In clear support with their national PR counterparts against the constitutional limbo in Perak, PKR Sarawak staged a peaceful vigil at the Kuching Waterfront yesterday evening, May 7.
For the peaceful gathering, 10 PKR members were arrested but later released.
linasoo.com carries more details and the subsequent release from Police detention.
The Borneo Post print edition May 8, reported "armoured police trucks" rolled out to the Kuching Waterfront -
Dressed entirely in black, Ng, who is also Kuching PKR chairman, led the group which included his wife and two other women to an open space at the Kuching Waterfront next to Main Bazaar where they proceeded to light candles. They were, however, met by a huge contingent of police officers led by district police chief ACP Wong Wai Loong and his deputy Supt Abang Ahmad Abang Julai along with a Light Strike Force unit which arrived in armoured police trucks.
Police immediately advised the group to disperse as they did not have a police permit for the gathering, which was deemed illegal, but theadvice went unheeded and police were forced to move in to prevent the situation from getting out of hand. When contacted following the incident, Ng said that initially the police only wanted to arrest him but the other members insisted that they too be similarly detained as a show of solidarity.
He also questioned the rationale of having such a large number of police officers at the scene.