Will the Members of Parliament unite for justice to call for the release of the HINDRAF 5?
This law is cruelly inhuman because you and I can be thrown behind bars without proof or police investigation. Can this be called law?
Despite several sectors calling for their release, yesterday, the Federal Court snuffed out the appeal by five Hindu Rights Action Force (HNDRAF) leaders who asked to be released from detention under the dreaded Internal Security Act.
With this judgement, they would have to remain in detention for TWO YEARS under the security law, although it is quite uncertain what is their crime.
Can anyone please tell me WHAT IS THEIR CRIME?
For rallying against UMNO/BN? For condemning UMNO/BN’s racist policies? For highlighting the plight of Malaysian Indian/Hindu citizens? For bringing our attention to the massive discrimination suffered by our own brothers and sisters?
The judges says their detention is valid – A MINISTER COULD ORDER A PERSON TO BE DETAINED UNDER SECTION 8 of the ISA which ALLOW DETENTION WITHOUT TRIAL.
The ISA cannot be called a law, because it doesn’t pass the test of natural justice. Nothing about it is natural or just. It is merely a tool of oppression (along with its other brothers and sisters, the SEDITION ACT and the OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT).
I always maintain that only COWARDS use the ISA to detain people without trial. Only a weak leader would need the use of weapons such as the ISA to protect himself from losing his self confidence.
If not, why can’t the 5 be charged in court, where Abdullah can slug it out there with them, to see if they really deserve Kamunting.
But that would be like saying we now have judicial integrity! judicial reforms! judicial this and that!
The 5 are said to be “threats to national security”. Hey Dollah, threat to BN/UMNO/ YOURSELF or threat to national security? Coz it seems, with the ISA, Sedition Act and OSA, the line between all these charges is very very BLUR.