How passion against injustice led a Catholic brother to Kamunting

Noel Achariam

Anthony Rogers is now brother director at St Xavier’s Institution in George Town, Penang. He read the Bible cover to cover during his eight months in Kamunting in the late 1980s. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, October 27, 2017.

October 27 marks the 30th anniversary of  Operasi Lalang, where 106 people were detained without trial and the publishing licences of three newspapers were revoked. The episode remains a grim reminder of what can happen in the absence of check and balances, a deep scar in the Malaysian psyche. To mark this day, The Malaysian Insight speaks to those involved in the dragnet – the victims and their families, detention centre wardens and police.

WHAT does not break you, only makes you stronger.

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