All eyes were on Kuala Lumpur as the man, who was made famous when his picture appeared in newspapers and televisions around the world with his face covered with dark cloth and wires connected to both hands. He was know as 'prisoner in the hood'. His real name is Ali Shalal.
He took the podium and readfrom a text sworn under Malaysia's Statutory Declaration Act 1960 at PGPO conference to a packed audience. He left a message for everyone at the end of his presentation.
I feel very sad that I have to remember and relive this horrible experience again and again, and I hope that the Malaysian people will answer our call for help. God willing.
Who are the true criminals here? Child killers and the real terrorists, please stand up! (image from Jeff Ooi)