Seelan Palay: Today, November the 25th, marks the 1st year anniversary of the mammoth HINDRAF rally in Kuala Lumpur. The HINDRAF 5 are still denied a fair trial and detained indefinitely under the ISA, but since then at least the people of Malaysia have woken up and taken concrete measures for democratic change.
I was there with my fellow activist Kai Xiong, facing armed riot police and water cannons and tear gas on the streets. I will never forget the spirit of the people that day who braved all that. The echos of their slogans still ring in my ears. We also met with Uthayakumar a day after the rally. I am confident that we shall meet him again soon.
When I got back to Singapore, I made a music video with the footage that I recorded. Here it is, for rememberance's sake: