When I got the NST alert last Friday that 13 people will be released, I was so so happy.
And that Najib would have the ISA reviewed...I was happier.
Revoking the ban on Harakah and Suara Keadilan was also good news.
Cynics will dismiss - if they have not already - his action as political, warning Malaysians not to be duped by this man.
Oh... come on. Give me a break for once. Najib has ordered the release of ISA detainees. Let's be glad for that.
I know I was so happy when Datuk Seri (now Tun) Dr Mahathir Mohamad ordered the release of more than 100 ISA detainees, including my father and his friends and colleagues, immediately after he assumed the premiership.
And if Najib is duping us all with his "soft approach"...well...we'll just have to wait and see.
You can't fool everyone all time. And Malaysians are not idiots. I know I am not.
Najib-haters can go to town with their anti-Najib slogans and all....but I am just so glad for the families of the ISA detainees.
And for Harakah and Suara Keadilan -- because I buy and read these publications and I was so angry that the Government had ordered their ban!!!!!!
As Najib said: “If we don’t release them, they will say the Government is repressive. If we release them, they will say we are populist.”
“The Government has the best interest of the people at heart,” he said.
So....I'm going to see if Najib is as good as his word.
And oh, I'm hoping that he'll pick really good people in his Cabinet. Tough, I know.
(I'm sad, though, that Shahrir Samad is quitting! I'd like him to remain. )