Thanks to blogger scott thong for the pixs. And you are right Joe, two more to go – RPK and Kickdefella. And 64 more @ the Kamunting Detention Camp, plus others we do not know who had been ‘disappeared’.

Read Teresa’s statement here: DETENTION is POLITICAL. She is suing the government for unlawful detention.

“I see my detention as a ploy by Umno to cover up its embarrassment over the Ahmad Ismail’s racist remarks,” she said in referring to the suspended Umno’s Bukit Bendera division chief. (Malaysiakini).

Below is ALIRAN’s statement: Two down, one more to go:

Condemn the OBNOXIOUS ISA:
Aliran applauds the release of Teresa Kok from the unjust and undemocratic detention under the obnoxious ISA. Nevertheless, we must record our strong objection against her arrest under the ISA last Friday, 12 September 2008, because she was unfairly subjected to this detention order that she did not deserve in the first place.

Arbitrary action despite no just cause for detention:
When there was no just cause for her detention, when there was not a shred of evidence to justify this wile action against her, yet the authorities acted rather arbitrarily without any conscience or shame.

Syed Hamid Albar, the laughing stock of this episode:
The Minister of Home, Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar, deservedly became a laughing-stock in this episode with his vain and ridiculous attempt to justify the detentions of Raja Petra, Tan Hoon Cheng and Terea Kok. The distorted versions for their detentions only brought shame to the Barisan Nasional which had no moral authority to act in this high-handed fashion.

Release RPK – how many charges do you want to slap on him, cowards!?
Now that Tan and Theresa have been released we can say, “Two down, one more to go!” Indeed, the last remaining detainee under the recent ISA detention exercise, Raja Petra Kamaruddin, must also be released immediately. After all he has already been charged for defamation and sedition.

Let the courts take care of him and and resolve the issues following “a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him” as is demanded by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Can cowards rise above politics? I very much doubt so…
With his detrioting health causing anxiety and worry for his well-being, our Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, must rise above politics and order the immediate release of Raja Petra.

This is something he is expected to do; this is something that he can do; this this is something which he has to do; The question is will he come across as a man of compassion and spare the nation from this unnecessary agony?

45 responses »

  1. Joe says:

    Susan,

    There are two more to be released, not one more to go! – RPK & Syed Azidi Syed Aziz (Kickdefella).

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  4. Scott Thong says:

    Kickdefella isn’t ISAed, but his remand has been extended to 5pm tomorrow (Star sms update).

  5. Azmin says:

    Indeed glad to hear the news. Kok didnt deserve all these at the 1st place. Shame on you, Hamid!!! Now you become the laughing-stock of the nation and the outside world. Whats a SHIT!!!

  6. Joe2 says:

    NOPE! It’s 64 more to go. Don’t forget the other ISA detainees!

  7. YCW says:

    You are contradicting yourself. In your previous blog entry, you call for abolishmnet of ISA all together, not just for those three people detained recently, yet look what is the topic for your blog entry today: two down, one more to go. I agree with the person making the last comment. It is 64 more to go. Where do you stand exactly?

  8. jay says:

    good thing.

  9. jungleboy says:

    The bottomline of the rakyats feeling is ‘repeal the ISA’

  10. Ganesan says:

    This is victory for civil soceity, all right thinking Malaysians should ahbor ISA, we all should fight to destroy unjust laws like ISA. Our fight should only end when all detainees under ISA are released. I hope the present government does this fast so as not they themselve become victims of unjust laws tomarrow. No one knows what’s in store for marrow. So do what is just today, lest you became a victims of ISA.

  11. tshock says:

    In the euphoria of the latest event, sue is excused for not remembering the other 64.

  12. Saddened Malaysian says:

    Now we should look at repealing the Sedition Act. It is no longer applicable in a a mature, civilised society. If you want to silence racists and religious bigots, we need have a specific Race Relations Act which would set out the parameters on hate speech and actions and the punishments for it, including extensive community service serving the very same ethnic and/or religious communities which were the targets of hate speech in the first place.

  13. sloone says:

    The title of this post is actually ALIRAN’s title. As you can see, this post is about their statement. But I have included a paragraph of mine under scott’s poster. Please read:

    Thanks to blogger scott thong for the pixs. And you are right Joe, two more to go – RPK and Kickdefella. And 64 more @ the Kamunting Detention Camp, plus others we do not know who had been ‘disappeared’.
    🙂

  14. Saddened Malaysian says:

    Since we are looking at so many reforms – what about some laws to provide for Equal Opportunities Employment?

  15. Markky says:

    Only a petition and that also she is not involved – ISA!

    Only a newspaper report and that also only quoting what the racist politician said – ISA!

    Only a sodomy allegation and that also the attending doctor said no proof – Send a UTK squad to arrest him!

    What is becoming of this country???

    I fear for the sons and daughters of this land. May God help Malaysia!

  16. toyolbuster says:

    Two out one more to go in (DSAI). Guys, lets HARTAL

  17. artemus22 says:

    “A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble. – The Great Mahatma Gandhi

    Ms. Teresa Kok, you’re an inspiration! Glad to have you back.

    Thank you, Lord for prayers answered.

  18. wandererAUS says:

    Syed Hamid Albar be more responsible with your actions. You are perfectly within your right if you wish to make a fool of yourself but, don’t make a mockery of this country in the eyes of the world. Should you continue with to abuse the use of ISA to gain political mileage, you are not immune, to be charged as a political criminal. Take note, Home Minister.

  19. hasilox says:

    The intention is the same since months ago. It’s to scare ppl.
    This ham-id is really a disgrace.

    Even as a foreign mini-stir, what was his memorable moment again?
    And now these shit.

  20. Bola Hangus says:

    hau bout rent control so some sadist dont take avantage of bumi businesses? equal opportunity employer ? yeah rite, one must be able to speak madarin and vacancies all posted in non BM language. Tis is ajoke.

  21. PAS says:

    Oh please Susan rephrase your title, it should be “Theresa Freed – two down, many more to go!”

    Don’t you remember your PAS PR members too? Their wives and children have been without their fathers for so many years.

  22. PAS says:

    Oh so sorry susan, you already said many more in your paragraph. I over react because my men are inside there in Kamunting.

  23. sklee says:

    Within a matter of a week, we, the general public, have been proven to be right in accusing the government of gross abuse of the ISA.First, Miss Tan, the conscientious and brave journalist, then, the hard working and respected YB Teresa Kok have been released unconditionally thus proving beyond doubt that the government have blundered
    in arbitrarily arresting innocent individuals under the ISA.Perhaps, the government’s action was to appease extremists in our midst!Widely respected blogger cum writer should also be released, as he poses no threat to the security of the country.After all he is facing two court cases….for sedition and for defamation…..and should be free so that he can defend himself in court.

  24. PAS says:

    And that’s the strong reason why friends please support and join the GMI Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA, no need to create new groups etc. We have been protesting against ISA for so many years. PAS members are the majority there. My TGNA son used to be there, and others.

    Join us friends. Join the GMI. If you don’t like PAS at least please remember that PAS sacrifies a lot to free your beloved DSAI.

  25. jonathan says:

    Praise God who have answered our prayers and we hope the rest of our petitions too.
    The saga of explaining and justifying the use of the ISA seem to weaken the UMNOputera dominated government’s explanation and justification for the ISA and its use on the recent three persons as well as the others now languishing in Kamunting over this Act that most BolehLanders want it abolished.
    See ‘It Stays As long as we want it’ http://www.jonathan66-my.blogspot.com

  26. YCW says:

    Susan, I agree with PAS, please amend the title to reflect what you stand for. The title is too attention grabbing most people just miss the small prints. I see where you stand now, well done and keep up the good work. My apology for jumping the gun.

  27. ORANGUTAN says:

    It shoul be Utusan and Khir Toyo to go for the lie detector test, it funny funny
    country, arrest first and then investage and whitsle blower goes to jail and PM and the stupid minister Botak create the tension and now put the blame on the Anwar Ibrahim, Appaaaa ini ter-balik kot lah, some thing is wrong with the system and thats the reason they need a general overhaul.orang tak salah di-tangkap dan orang yang benar-benar salah polis haparak melingdung mereka.
    Gomen tonggang terbalik.

  28. Menyalak-er says:

    No need la ORANGUTAN (20:16), what for lie detector test.
    The goons have always been like this – cannot play fair mah…
    Only recourse is euthanasia, or mercy killing… enuff of jokes and deadly humor by jerkies! Change the channel lah.
    Are we all agreed about the number under bISA? What about the possibility of other extrajudiciary stuff… like Bkt. wh. was being mentioned by RPK, or say ayah pin?
    Cheers.

  29. wits0 says:

    “It shoul be Utusan and Khir Toyo to go for the lie detector test, it funny funny” – orangutan

    Besides a lie detector test is about 60% reliable. Google that up and see for ourselves. Utusan wouldn’t have done even that before spewing forth and asking for the wrong party to take such a test. Commonsense suggests that the accuser(s) bears the onus of proof. It can’t even understand that! What does it understand at all except Goebelling?

  30. vsp says:

    Beware all victims in Bolehland – rape victims, ah long victims, land scam victims, accident victims, get-rich-quick scheme victims, false-report victims, Ahmad Ismail-inspired racial victims – now you can get justice-in-reverse version of Bolehland’s law: get yourself arrested under ISA for your own protection, being drilled by the police for being the victims for 1 week and hey presto! your case is solved. The perpetrators? don’t need to take action. This Malaysian-style, newly-invented justice that Bolehland can now proudly trumpets as a gift to the whole world.

  31. casey says:

    Looks as if the BN govt is trying to play a mind game. The release of Teresa is only a sweetener. The real action is when Anwar is to be arrested. It is a simple ploy which has been executed by so many authoritarian govt. First, the drastic action (arrest of RPK, Teresa and Ms Tan), the release of Tan and Kok as a compromise to appease some segments of society. This will be followed by the greatest act – Anwar ISAed.

  32. Bola Hangus says:

    You see i the study in us & work for merill lynch NY( now you know why it colapsed)…..i the amnoputra/ultra with alot special things the given by the gomen….many many of my friends too……but we the orang besar elit. No other bangsa can touch us in jobs, buying property, contracts and we will be rich only… the others will serve us forever and ever alwaysloh…..gomen amno very good to me and other bumis….i am not for malaysia for malaysians……why should i give up all these now……i dont want to be miskin you know……others miskin good becoz they will always kowtow to ketuanan…………

  33. maxtor says:

    RPK tu jangan bagi lepas. Kalau ada dekat luar dia buat kacau je. Penuh je cerita fitnah dan menimbulkan kekeliruan orang ramai. Ni memang satu ancaman ni.

  34. Joshua says:

    Teresa freed. So what?!

    No Malaysian is free until ISA is abolished.

    http://takenotetakeheart.blogspot.com/2008/09/mp-teresa-kok-freed-so-what.html

  35. RBY says:

    ISA is really needed but for those who causes a threat to us Malaysian. Namely those in BN. Unfortunately manning the ISA is also BN….haiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

  36. This is good news that both Therea\sa and Tan have been released but damage has been done:-
    1) Theresa suffered and humilated
    2) “Botak” made a fool of himself and BN with his stupid remark nationa-wide on the “protection” detention.
    All’s well when things goes wrong with BN
    Time for “CHANGE”

  37. Raktamrittika says:

    Two down and hundreds more to go. There are still many political detainees in that ‘IBLIS SETAN ACT’. Plz dont forget about them. ABOLISH ISA and freed all!!
    http://raktamrittika.wordpress.com/

  38. bamboo river says:

    Well, happy for the release of YB Teresa.
    Saw the botak HM spitting worms again in TV.

    But I still doubt that ISA will not be invoked again. Judging by the statements made by the gomen a couple of days lately.
    Just be aware all PR leaders.I suspect something VERY FISHY is going on!

  39. Major says:

    This morning, I had another session with the SB officers, and pointed out, what they told me yesterday, which is, ISA detention is about intention to commit chaos which would then be detrimental to public order. I argued that if the SB is of the opinion that the problem lies in my style of writing and how it can be misinterpreted by the public, then this would rule out any possibility of mala fide on my part when I wrote those articles.

    I also told the SB officers that it appears that they are looking for something to pin on me, but thus far they have not found anything.

    The Monday before my detention, my lawyers sent Syed Hamid Albar a letter of demand, demanding that he apologise for alleging that I insulted Islam. He was given three days to apologise and on Friday, the 12th of September 2008, instead of apologising, they detained me under the ISA.

    http://mt.m2day.org/2008/content/view/12913/84/

  40. Saddened Malaysian says:

    In order to repeal the ISA, the government must first declare that the state of Emergency declared on 13 May 1969 is finally over and lifted. Most people forget or are unaware that Malaysia is technically still in a state of Emergency for the past 39 years! How can foreign investors feel comfortable when technically our country is still in a state of Emergency? That is why there are all only making occasional forays in our markets to milk us from time to time but there is no real intention to invest long term in Malaysia.

  41. Piggy Singh says:

    When Theresa publicly claimed that she was given dog food (I guess eggs and cucumber are dogs’ favourite), was she implying that she is also a dog.

    From what I knew, she likes to bark, so she is a dog type. Tambah lagi, bila kena released, dok bising menyalak dan menggigit, macam melepas anjing tersepit, eiii…anjing lagi.

    Did I sound racist, NO NO NO, I’m just practising my freedom of speech. But if you guys say I did, like Susan’s mom had said, I can call you worst.

    Cheers.

  42. Lallang exile says:

    Guys,

    here’s a gem from jakarta post.

    JAKARTA, Sept 19 (Bernama) — Indonesia’s The Jakarta Post English daily, commenting today on the political development in Malaysia, said the (possible) act of lawmakers defecting from the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition to the opposition does not make them democracy’s soldiers but political opportunists.

    Based on Indonesia’s own painful experience, it said, a change of allegiance at the elite level was not equivalent to a change in fundamental beliefs toward the primacy of civil society.

    Malaysian Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, advisor of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), has been claiming that he has the backing of a sufficient number of BN defectors to give his Pakatan Rakyat (PR) coalition a simple majority in parliament.

    “We fear that what we are seeing in Malaysia is neither revolution nor evolution, but is instead a potential transition from one power to another.

    “But Pakatan Rakyat too must show it is more than just a vehicle for Anwar,” it said.

    The paper said the performance of Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as minister of finance, a portfolio he assumed on Wednesday, would gauge his acceptability as Malaysia’s next leader.

    The paper noted that “on the other end of the spectrum, the opposition coalition of Pakatan Rakyat under Anwar has been big on headlines but lacking in actual policy proposals”.

  43. tomatoinc says:

    susan…two down, 75 to go..there are plenty more ISA detainees..

  44. Mankok says:

    Face the Malaysian ISA facts.
    It’s a No No if detainee is kind of light colored.
    It’s makes a lot of noise if detainee is kind of darker.
    It’s not seen, not heard (not even bothered),if detainee is islam-more so a brown-colored islam,assumed and confirmed as “terrorist”-seen the list?read their stories?

    All this high and mighty human right c***-talk…my foot

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