Saturday, September 13, 2008

A Damn Quick Way To Decline..

You'd think that we've gone through the worst, or that the Government's done the worst or the most unthinkable thing...

Then, yesterday, the Government ISA-ed three people -- controversial blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin, Sin Chew Jit Poh senior reporter Tan Hoon Cheng and Seputeh MP Teresa Kok.

This afternoon, Hoon Cheng was released.

She was arrested because the police wanted to bet a clarification from her about the report she had written, quoting Bukit Bendera Umno division chief Ahmad Ismail calling the Chinese community ‘squatters’.

Also, Syed Hamid claims that she was actually in protective custody because she had received threats to her safety.

His remarks had sparked an outcry among the predominantly Chinese political parties in the ruling Barisan Nasional, particularly MCA and Gerakan.

Ahmad who has been punished by Umno with a 3-year membership suspension, insisted that he was quoted out of context.

RPK and Teresa are still being detained, their whereabouts unknown.

Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar told a Press conference today that RPK was arrested ebcasue he was unrepentant, after being warned to stop publishing inflammatory articles in his news portal Malaysia Today.

Teresa because she had criticized the "azan" (call for prayer) at a mosque. Her remarks were published by Malay daily, Utusan Malaysia.

Were all the arrests justified?

Syed Hamid believes that the police acted professionally.

Hell.... ISA arrests are never justified, man!

Looks to me that this is intimidation. Big time!

And you don't know where and when it ends.

ISA is not a tool to be fooled around with,;re really signing your own death sentence!