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Please help send this sms in various languages if you can… ‘RPK detained under ISA. Pls come to Kelana Jaya Stadium 8pm 15th September, 2008 to show solidarity for RPK’. (Haris’ Peoples Parliament).
Also read ALIRAN’s statement on RPK and the threats against newspapers:
“RPK’s detention is unjust as it denies him his democratic right to defend himself. He should have been charged in open court in relation to the earlier charges made against him under the Sedition Act. By resorting to the ISA, his innocence can no longer be proven. This is indeed undemocratic, unjust and un-Islamic”.
It’s a repeat or you can say…a prelude to 1987. We still do not know where he is! But activists in Malaysia are already planning a campaign to call for his release. So, please help them if you can.
According to Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar, the 58-year old father of five would be detained under Section 73(1) of the ISA, which allows for detention of up to 60 days.
“The police will do an assessment during this period and if they feel he should be held more than 60 days, the police will then refer to me,” Syed Hamid was quoted as saying by The Star.
Earlier, I blogged :
Just because Mahathir Mohamad is returning to UMNO, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi wants to become worst than him, to show off his mighty power by imposing the Internal Security Act on bloggers.
Evil breeds evil.
What else can we describe cowards who use such weapons against its own citizens? And none of the reasons used was convincing.
Anyway, this is Raja Petra’s second time in ISA, the first was in 2001. His articles on Malaysia Today is said to have insulted Islam.
Since ISA is a law that detains one without trial, it is unlikely that Raja Petra can defend himself.
That is why this is a coward law used by cowards in power.
Newspaper The SUN, Sin Chew and Suara Keadilan have been issued show cause letters too, for manipulating some political issues (The SUN), playing up the Ahmad Ismail rants (Sin Chew) and reporting ‘false’ news on the IGP Musa Hassan’s health (Suara Keadilan).
All of us are made to pay for UMNO’s internal crisis. Looks like the leadership transition is not so clear cut anymore with Najib Tun Razak saying that it should be left to delegates. What a flip flop!
We might see Najib as the next PM even before 2010. Still want to debate on the ‘morality and immorality’ of cross overs?
Or do you still want to debate whether we should have the ISA or not?
We can probably do that in Kamunting Detention Camp. Because if UMNO is permitted to carry on for another few years, we may as well rename Malaysia – Kamunting.
With the culture of fear permeating, the whole country is on its way to being a detention camp!
Which is why, we should never wish the ISA on anyone!