...where using antiquated, draconian and repressive laws such as the Sedition Act and the Internal Security Act is a convenient way of shutting up anyone.
Raja Petra Kamaruddin may be writing a lot of hogwash, or he may not. Indeed, he may have made some serious allegations in his article "Let's Send the Altantuya Murderers To hell" in Malaysia Today.
But that is his freedom to express what he believes to be true.
So using the Sedition Act against him is a big mistake because it shows you to be oppressive and repressive.
If you think that he has gone overboard or too far, there are other ways of dealing with his alleged "offences".
Not by using the odious Sedition Act that should have been long abolished and repealed.
This piece of nasty legislation maybe a convenient tool for the authorities, but you may not achieve your desired result, for you can no longer shut people up that easily.
People are now emboldened.
Remember March 8 2008.
Oh...Quo Vadis, Malaysia?
Read Rocky's Bru
and Haris Ibrahim's Solidarity With RPK here.