Sunday, September 14, 2008

Isn't This A Crackdown?

Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar has said that the government is "not making arrests just for the sake of arrests."

"We will not make any more arrests under the ISA as long as there is no more disturbance to public peace and order," he told reporters in Johor Baru yesterday morning, hours before Sin Chew Jit Poh senior journalist Tan Hoon Cheng was released.

Malaysia Today editor and blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin and Seputeh MP Teresa Kok are still being detained.

All three were arrested under the ISA on Friday.

RPK was arrested for publishing inflammatory including those which insult Islam, while Teresa for allegedly criticizing the "azan" (call to prayer) in a mosque in Kinrara. She has denied this and the mosque committee has backed her on this.

So, since the minister couldn't be straight, let me be -- this is a crackdown.

And this is intimidation.

In the first place, I wasn't aware that there was any disturbance to public peace and order.

I am shocked that the ISA is being used to "deal" with RPK and Teresa.

And on Hoon Cheng? I am very disturbed by this.

Arresting a journalist under the ISA for a report she had written? How can the government ever justify this?

But --oh, detaining her for 16 hours was for her own good because she had received threats to her safety?
Repeat that, please!
So does it mean that after 16 hours, from now on, her safety is assured?

(Hoon Cheng's controversial four-paragraph report quoting Bukit Bendera Umno division chief Ahmad Ismail calling the Chinese community ‘squatters’ sparked an outcry among the Chiense, including the Chinese political parties in the ruling Barisan Nasional.)

Was Hoon Cheng a threat to public/national security? Isn't that THE basis for any ISA arrest? That said -- not that ISA arrests in this country were made on that basis, in the first place.

For as long as the ISA is in existence, it will continue to be abused.

56 comments:

Joachim said...

It's amazing the level of stupidity that the gomen has. Even a small kid would have learnt from the mistake he had made but not these people. Great that they shot themselves in the foot, just keep on doing it...

cekka said...

YES to Pakatan but NO to Anwar

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bakaq a.k.a. ~penarik beca said...

Tukang-tukang tangkap!

You telinga ada dengar ka ini anak mangsa ISA bersuara?!!

Anonymous said...

hamid : " ...i didn't order the polis to ISA the reporter of sin chew !"
BUT...BUT...BUT...
the deputy minister ,chow of mca :
" the ISA order comes from pm &
hamid !!"
ANGER...ANGER...ANGER...ANGER...!!

Anonymous said...

THE sobbing PARENTS of Teresa :
" ...we dun even know where our daughter is NOW ...& what is happening to her ... the polis dun tell ....!? "

ANGER...ANGER..FIRE...ANGER..ANGER

Anonymous said...

Nice to hear from you. So many Malaysians are disturbed and here come the minister telling us he did not order the arrest-..disgusting. So he is declaring that he is 'tunggul'. Wonder how people appointed as minister fail to uphold the 'amanah' given to him. Such serious decision that affect the reputation of the nation, he was not aware-real lawak jenaka -so is he shirking his responsibility or looking for a fall guy to save his skin. So minister Hamid, in order to free you from the curse of the nation and to make sure you are not "tunggul"-just release all the ISA detainees and no more excuses. dh9753

Anonymous said...

Just look at the clear bullshit face of Hamid Albar whenever he appeared on TV. I can even see his forked tongue. His favourite one-liner is: in accordance with the law. Why can't he admit that the rakyat have dumped UMNO on 08/03/08. The ISA will be automatically abolished when Pakatan Rakyat takes over Parliament, the latest by next General Election ... Wali Kota

zack said...

Nuraina, l wish would read your write up on the crackdown. It is honest and simple. Could anyone get those moron from UMNO to read this pls. Ad X-MAB

Anonymous said...

salam..kakak please read saifulislam.com on this

Anonymous said...

Since the Kinrara mosque committee has already confirmed & clarify that Theresa was not involved, release her immediately.
This is the despicable act of Khir Toyo and the UMNO control MSM. He must now go to the mosque , see the Imam and bertaubat and help with the immediate release of Theresa. Do it now Khir in this Holy month of Ramadhan.

An innocent soul has been wrongfully & wilfully detained because of you where is your conscience Khir ?
Just because you heard Kinrara mosque you think it's linked to Theresa as she is the YB of Kinrara ADUN.

Let me tell you Khir, i am staying in Kinrara, but the area where this Kinrara mosque sits come under the jurisdiction of Seri Serdang ADUN but not Kinrara ADUN.
Wake up Khir.

Anonymous said...

I called it "Legally Kidnapped".. sighhh... sad and disturb...

Simon said...

I see light at the end of the tunnel.Change is inevitable and all obstacles will be fall like a stack of cards.

Anonymous said...

So the 'Minister Of Police Road-Blocks'stated that Hoon Cheng was ISA'd to protect her as the police believed that her life was threatened by you know who. If it is so, has the police pick up the culprit and charged or be ISA'd for threatening her life? Reading statement after statement of the Minister had killed my brain cells progressively.

Anonymous said...

stupidity permeats the air. i think you need a level of stupidity to qualify to be in the cabinet.
its one pooh-pooh after another. how a group of stupid Mps running off to Taiwan in the middle of the nite trying to prevent a cross-over. and giving all the stupid reasons in trying to deny their fear of the crossovers. and now this stupid reasoning for the ISA of the journalist and teresa kok.
wonder why we lost an island and claim victory in return for two peebles? who was the Minister behind this loss?

Teh said...

Good morning Nuraina,

Now they are saying Tan is under ISA for her protection. What rubbish!

Our government is full of incompetent ministers who don't know the ropes of their job. If our Home Minister is a doctor, he would decapitivate his patient's head to treat his patient's headache.

I am afraid that's all the talents our PM got to make up his cabinet!

Flirt said...

Theresa Kok? what did she do to get halued up? Even if she was involved in the petition, there is no reason for her detention. Consumers and residents have a right to peace and quiet in their own neighbourhoods, kan?

Anonymous said...

My Concern now is the fact that Ahmad Bodoh is allowed to go on a Roadshow to stir up rural Malay sentiment so that they will mindlessly go on riot against the Chinese Community!!


Peace for All

k said...

"He who strikes the first blow admits he's lost the argument"

If got proof, charge them in court. Let them defend. If no proof, release them immediately. Fair and square. Like that also can't do, what type of government is this?

This ISA is also why I want PR to takeover as government as they promise to abolish the ISA. I hope they meant every word they said.

MANSUHKAN ISA

MANSUHKAN ISA

MANSUHKAN ISA

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said…

We urge all BN Components MPs with a conscience to do the necessary to make possible a New Malaysia for all Rakyats of Malaysia so that all our children and their children & their children’s children’s future will be safe and secured in the Country we all love and not be intimidated by those UMNO Clowns now in power with their oppressive & fear tactics and in the verge of making Malaysia a Police State if left unchecked otherwise.

Moronic PeeM and Botak Home Minister last minutes’ attempts to cling on power by using the fear tactics of using the ISA at their whims and fancies selectively against dissent & tried to deny their own actions as they now have no balls to face the wrath of the all the Rakyats of Malaysia.

All Rakyats of Malaysia will see to that these Clowns will be thrown out soon come the New Dawn of Malaysia & that all Rakyats of Malaysia will welcome the New Malaysia on Malaysia Day 916, 2008 for a Malaysia for All Malaysians.

Justice MUST BE DONE for Altantuya and for all those detained under ISA without the trial nor the rights of appeal. Light-up a Candle in the Lantern of the Mid-Autumn Festival for them all to usher in the the NEW DAWN OF MALAYSIA COME 916, 2008

Lee said...

Nuraina,
I must compliment you on a very good
writ-up on the current use of the ISA by the government.There is a possibility that Albar was not aware of the reporter's arrest initially and came to know about it later.Thus his idiotic response in the news conference!Imagine the ISA being misused and abused to this level.I hope that this is not the beginning of a major crackdown.Maybe it is AAB's way of telling those who think he is lembik that he can be tought too!

tmf said...

I sincerely hope that our PM has nothing to do with this.

I was told by my friend that as long as we have a God-fearing PM up there, our country is safe.

Incompetence is not a sin, but cruelty to fellow human being, is.

tmf said...

"But --oh, detaining her for 16 hours was for her own good because she had received threats to her safety?
Repeat that, please!"

The Minister's explanation confirms that there is really no limit in human stupidity.

At a time like this, its really difficult to be polite.

k said...

Dear Nuraina. This is not a comment but please approve. Thanks.

Free Teresa, Abolish ISA! Petition

http://www.petitiononline.com/freetkok/petition.html

Please sign. Please forward.

MANSUHKAN ISA!

MANSUHKAN ISA!

MANSUHKAN ISA!

Anonymous said...

men ARE generally liars or cads.

Anonymous said...

buat pada orang, kena balik pada kita. kebahagiaan tak akan dapat dibina atas airmata orang lain

Lee said...

Albar to reporters;
"We will not make any more arrests under the ISA as long as there is no more disturbance to public peace and order"Sounds like intimidation.Or is it provocation and instigation so that the police can act.Is YB Teresa Kok and Miss Tan
a threat to public peace and order?!?
The answer is obvious.

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Anonymous said...

This Syed Hamid definitely belongs to the circus but I don’t know which role would suit him best? Answer: (a)A clown (b)A monkey (c)An idiot (d)A madman (e) All of the above. Pick your choice!

artic turban said...

Welcome folks to the 'DUMB, DUMBERER & ASSOCIATES' CIRCUS show. a show full of morons you will have to get your ears, eyes and brains examined at the sheer audacity to sound and look stupid. WELCOME TO MALAYSIA folks, where the lunatics run the asylum. The dangdest dumbest excuse of a moron you will ever find, our very own social retard hamid al blur gave the excuse, that he did not give the order to detain under the ISA AND IT IS THE POLICE'S FAULT, sure tells us something new, 'the tail is wagging the dog'.
Ohh hamiiiid oh hammiiiiid do you think we are stupid, should we apply your standards of stupidity to ourselves, THINK AGAIN HAMID, WE ARE NOT THAT GULLIBLE. Neither are we stupid nor retards, MORON.

fadzlan said...

Since when ISA is a vehicle for protection? All this while it has been a vehicle for political purpose, and this one stinks to the high heaven.

I sense this is just a precedence set for divide and rule. Stoke racial tensions, and all your argument based on racial contents would still have value.

Anonymous said...

what hamid says...

'If ye'll ask nae questions, I'll tell ye nae lees.'

...rackodollah

Anonymous said...

i wonder why the journalist was taken instead the whole 'penyebab' - ahmad ismail. he was the one who raised the whole issue, the journalist was only doing her job in reporting what was going on.

and ahmad ismail? kena sack from jawatan for 3 years je? i dont think its fair.

-joe-

adzha said...

since he had clarifed that Tan was "detained for her own safety", she had more than enuf ground to sue this Home Minister for wrongful arrest. If it was ascertained that her life was under threat, the police should not have arrested her and took her away inhandcuffes, as a citizen of this country, she is entitled for protection from the authority and certainly not to be treated like a criminal. In future, Pak Lah, can we have a a more intelligent person be appointed as a cabinet minister?

t.spitzer said...

Wait, let me get this right. If the government would like make sure that my safety is assured, they will ARREST me under ISA. Section 73(1) of the ISA states that one could be arrested without a warrant if he or she acts in any manner prejudicial to

i) security of Malaysia or any part thereof or
ii) maintenance of essential services therein or
iii) the economic life thereof

So, according to the government's logic, if my life is threatened or in jeopardy, I am in effect doing one of the three things above and as such, can be detained without trial for my own safety. Cool. I feel so safe now.

donplaypuks® said...

All BN Ministers have a standard Govt issue gizmo which when you hold up to the wind will register 'ISA-type trouble brewing' or 'ISA-type trouble not brewing/over.'

This gizmo's range covers East M'sia as well, so they are superbly placed to carry out pre-emptive strikes throughout the land, while we, neolithic age dumbos and peasants, have no clue about national security issues.

Like Patrick says, Niamah!!
http://donplaypuks.blogspot.com

Hostage said...

If Syed Hamid's words can be heard and trusted, Dog Poo also can eat!!

It is the biggest white lie of the century and he have to be brought down at whatever cost.

I wish he can keep jis big mouth shut from now on.

I am also very sure many Malaysian's are challenging him to arrest more for that would be the down fall of not only the government but the moron and stupid ministers that we have.

I am also very sure, the rakyat will be after their blood and flesh once Barisan Nasional is buried.

link said...

Memang patut pun mereka2 tu kena sumbat sana. Nak bising pun tak guna, bukan kena sumbat tak bersebab. Ada sebab. Kalau dah tak reti nak jaga mulut, buat keadaan jadi kecoh dan peneuh kekeliruan, memang patut kena sumbat situ. Tak sesuai hidup bermasyarakat orang macam ni.

Anonymous said...

Aku setuju kalau dia sumbat sekali Ahmad Ismail.Baru fair.Kaset lawan kaset,ceramah lawan ceramah...bukan ISA !!

Anonymous said...

Dear Nuraina,

You have put it very, very aptly. It's clear, concise and direct to expose the government's (or Syed hamid's)STUPIDITY. your legendary father is a great example of how the ISA can be used over and over again. The government should compensate your father like they did to Salleh Abas.

Take care..

Anonymous said...

We can call it a crackdown because i give signal for opossition not to give any comment. But this crackdown is more toward islamic. To show that umno is truly a muslim party.

zamri mohd nor

bankrobber said...

i have been thunking of this scenario.
1. join political party.
2. rob a bank.
3. political party suspend party membership.
4. end of story and all is well...?
5. reporter who reported that i robbed the bank get ISA, as life may get threatened.
6. all is well for bank robber. woe to those that report it.

i'll take on calculus and trigonometry any day over this fuddling puzzle.

k said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9JLe7mUIB4

A story similar with Malaysia right now!

Anonymous said...

gd article !!
sad really very very sad .these things could happend in Malaysia ..
the Bn/umno have always been abusing these ISA acts for their own benefits ..such a very cowardice acts n uncivilized!..


Why abusing n using such acts on Innocence civilians....where is the law??where is justice???

Hope they could be released ASAP...
its A SHAME WE HAVE SUCH LEADERS IN OUR GOVERMENT ..SHAME!SHAME!

Anonymous said...

100% agreed with LINK!!!

Dah dasar mulut tak reti nak jaga, biar org lain jagakan!!!! Jangan sebab satu mulut habih satu Malaysia bergaduh!

GobloKing said...

Thank you Sistah for your terrific write up from the heart

We are leaning more & more towards authoritarianism than democracry

We shall NOT forget those languishing without recourse in KDC

Anonymous said...

Nuraina,

It's amazingly disgusting ain't it, what these people are doing? When Hamid said the police took the reporter in using ISA to ensure her safety, it's really an insult to our intelligence. Since when we have this new provision?

Boska

Prachai said...

Cuma nak nasehatkan orang yg masih mempertahankan tindakan bangang Syed Hamid tu supaya lebihkan membaca dan berfikir untuk membuang kebejatan minda.

Kalau hang masih nak terima kenyataan Syed Hamid, saya cuma nak cakap ...

Hang ni sama bodohnya dengan unta! Ptui!

sinnersaint:saintsinner said...

One question

WHERE IS THE DISORDER, PROVE IT.

sinnersaint:saintsinner said...

HAIL ZAID. REST OF YOU CAKAP TAK SERUPA BIKIN, TOLONG IKUT ZAID IBRAHIM YANG BERTULANG BELAKANG.

THANK YOU MR ZAID, WE LOVE YOU.

Anonymous said...

Think tat HOME MINISTER shub be the one under ISA causing all the public disturbance.

Anonymous said...

" And this is intimidation." .... to those who tried to intimidate racial harmony ???????

It's better before we see blood.

have you seen the movie Crash ? How things can easily go out of control?

Imagine nothing is done to the escalating events for the past few weeks. Do we want to wait for something really bad and beyond repair?

If you are a classroom teacher and your multi racial pupils starts calling names to each other, do you stop them? or let them carry on with their free speech?

Peace and harmony is far more valuable than anarchism.

Anti-RPK perosak bangsa melayu said...

Biar la dia masuk ISA. Raja petra memang suka melaga lagakan orang. Konon nationalist tapi sebenarnya manusia yang nak jual negara kat bangsa lain! He deserve to be put in ISA so malaysia can be more peaceful. Those who don't like it can leave malaysia!

Anonymous said...

Syed Hamid Albar is a moron and should dress up as Yogi Bear in the next Malaysian Parliament meeting. Dear Syead Hamid Albar, please tender your resignation before you make a fool of yourself again.

Anonymous said...

yes yes YES ! the botak must remain in the cabinet otherwise where got FUN/syok ah !?

ISA = Insensible Stoopit Assault !

indy said...

Dr M takes cheap pot shots to stir racial unrest in Singapore again
Posted on September 15, 2008 by wayangparty
By Mohammad Fairuz

There he goes again. Unable to win support from even his own UMNO members, many of whom view him as a pariah to be banished forever from the shores of Malaysia, Dr Mahathir Mohamad has set his sights across the causeway at his “unfortunate” brethen in Singapore.

In an article entitled “Malay unity and Malaysian unity” (point 21) published on his blog, chedet, Dr Mahathir took a snipe at the “plight” of Singapore Malays:

“The Malays have seen what has happened to the Malays of Singapore and they have no desire to be like Singapore Malays.”

It is most unbecoming for a foreign statesman to keep interfering in our domestic affairs. Dr Mahathir’s insinuations that the Malays in Singapore are second class citizens as compared to the state of the Chinese in Malaysia are totally unfounded, baseless and malicious.

Had a Singaporean make the following remarks on a blog or forum, he will be charged under the Sedition Act or arrested under the ISA immediately.

We have no New Economic Policy in Singapore to give discriminatory preferences for any particular race, yet the malay community in Singapore had made tremendous progress over the last 20 years as shown by this report on Mendaki.

The percentage of a Malay P1 Cohort entering Tertiary Institutions (polytechnic and university) has more than doubled from 13 % in 1990 to 28% in 1999. The proportion admitted to university has increased by almost 1.5 times from 2.9% in 1990 to 4.2% in 1999.

The proportion of Malays holding higher level and skilled jobs has increased over the years. In 1990only 12% of Malays were holding administrative and managerial, professional and technical and related jobs. This had increased to 23% by 2000.

The median monthly income of resident Malay workers rose from $954 in 1990 to $1790 in 2000. This represents an annual growth of 6.5% in nominal terms or 4.7% in real terms. The highest income levels were among younger Malays. The median resident Malay household income has also risen from $1880 to $2880.

Though I do not have exact figures to show, I believe that young Singapore Malays have the highest median income compared to their counterparts in Malaysia and Indonesia.

I wonder what motives Dr Mahathir had in making such disparaging remarks about a neighboring country. Perhaps he should put his own house in order first before meddling in the affairs of his neighbors.

It is a real shame that after 22 years under his rule, racial harmony in Malaysia has deteriorated to such a deplorable state that even a second-tier UMNO leader can make inflammatory speeches publicly to incite racial tension with impunity and let off with just a slap on the wrist.

In Singapore, such fiascos are almost unheard of because our policies are based solely on meritocracy and not the color of the skin. All races are treated equally in terms of educational and career opportunity.

The speaker of our House is a Malay, Mr Yaacob Ibrahim. One of our two DPMs is an Indian, Mr Jayakumar and our Finance Minister is a Christian of Sri Lankan descent, Mr Tharman. There was not a time when we need Chinese leaders to speak out for the Chinese, Malay leaders to harp on Malay rights or Indian leaders to take to the streets to protest against discrimination by the government.

Dr Mahathir should visit Singapore one day to see how the Malay community here has prospered in spite of the lack of any affirmative policies formulated specially for them. He can also visit all the three universities in Singapore and offer them a scholarship to Universti Malaya, Universti Sains Malaysia or Universiti Tecknologi Mara and see if there are any takers.

Least before I forget, Dr Mahathir was not even a pure Malay to begin with. What gives him the right to speak up for the Malays in Singapore? Thanks, Dr M, but no thanks, please reserve your racial rhetoric to your fellow UMNOputras only for even the young Malays in Malaysia are finding your “ketuanan melayu” concept increasingly outdated, irrelevant and unpalatable.


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