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A poem by Prema Devaraj dedicated to the PSM 6 detained under the Emergency Ordinance.

How can it be …
That rapists, murderers, drug dealers, child abductors and human traffickers
Can roam freely in the streets
Yet the PSM 6 remain in detention

How can it be …
That fascist and racist politicians
Can continue to lie, incite, threaten and bully
Yet the PSM 6 remain in detention

How can it be …
That unprincipled politicians, with no thought for the rakyat
Continue to plunder the country’s resources
Yet the PSM 6 remain in detention

How can it be …
That the ridiculous claims of waging war against the King
Have come to naught
Yet the PSM 6 remain in detention

How can it be …
That the real threats to national well-being
Still maneuver and plot in Putrajaya
Yet the PSM 6 remain in detention

How can it be …
That the government of the day
Holds a seat on the Human Rights Council
Yet the PSM 6 remain in detention

How can it be …
That while basic religious teachings promote
Service to others, help for the needy and a just world
Yet the PSM 6 remain in detention

How can it be …
How can it be …

Come the next General Elections, I know how I will vote.

How will you?

Prema Devaraj is an Aliran executive committee member

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