Sep 12, 2008

CRACKDOWN on Freedom? ISA used Again!

They used the draconian act again on the people of Malaysia again. As at 1.10 pm today there were 10 police personnel from Bukit Aman who came to their home in Sungai Buloh to arrest Raja Petra. They also confiscated a computer, some books and VCDs.

This is the second time Raja Petra, a father of five and part of the Selangor royal family, has been detained under ISA, which allows for indefinite detention without trial.

We have been callin g for the abolishment of this draconian act and yet again it is being used!

Is there no justice in this country as the government can just arrest and detain us, Malaysians at their whims and fancy.

The ISA, which human rights groups have pushed to have abolished, provides for renewable two-year periods of detention without trial and is normally used against suspected terrorists.

It has also been used to lock up opponents of the government, and last year five Hindraf leaders were detained three weeks after mounting a mammoth rally in the streets of Kuala Lumpur on Nov 25.

And earlier today the The Sun (news media), Sin Chew Daily and opposition PKR's party organ Suara Keadilan was asked to show cause for allegedly "manipulating and playing up numerous sensitive issues". Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar said that show-cause letters had been issued to several newspapers for failing to adhere to the ministry's media guidelines.

Sin Chew carried a report prominently featured on top of its page three today over the fact that it was asked to show cause by the ministry.

The daily, caught in a nationwide maelstrom, has came out strongly in defence of its reporter who stands accused of misreporting comments made by Ahmad.

The top selling Chinese paper was accused by the Umno chieftain for misconstruing portions of his campaign speech during the Permatang Pauh by-election where he was said to have allegedly called the Malaysian Chinese as squatters.

Is all this a "CRACKDOWN" on the people and the nation or is the BN government trying to use "scare" tactics?

What is the real objective as this will anger the people further and already there is so much unhappiness over the running of the country and the government.

"Why are the people Angry?
Because of injustice and you endlessly impose your oppressive laws,
That is why they can’t take anymore."

~Lao Tzu~


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