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The hipocrisy of the current regime

The recent use of the draconian and evil Internal Security Act has once against shown us the extent of BN's hypocrisy.

1. Use of the ISA against Tan Hoon Cheng

From malaysiakini:

The minister (Syed Hamid) claimed police intelligence have indicated that the journalist’s life came under threat after she reported an Umno division leader’s allegedly racist remarks.

- If someone's life is under threat, you detain her and not protect her?

- So after a detention of 16 hours, her life is not under threat anymore? Is the ISA a sin tan (magical pill)?

After making a fool of himself, he turns around, hours later and says:

Report from malaysiakini:

“The whole thing was started by her, (so) it was best that we talked to her,” Syed Hamid said in reply to a question during a press conference at the federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman today.

Asked to elaborate, Syed Hamid said the ripple effects from Tan’s article had caused “the polemic and fear” thus warranting investigations by the police.

- So is it the "polemic and fear" or is it "to protect her life"?

- If the reporting had caused "polemic and fear" then shouldn't the person that was quoted in the article that caused "polemic and fear" (Ahmad Said) be detained? A typical double standard practised by the BN, where UMNO members have one set of rules while the rest of us have another.

2. Teresa Kok

I take a quote from my earlier article: Do Malaysians look THAT stupid to you?

Why was Teresa Kok arrested? According to Malaysiakini, because she "(caused) tension and conflict among races". According to The Star, which quotes directly from the PM himself, she had "supposedly questioned the sensitive issues such as the azan (call for prayers for Muslims) to be stopped and that could cause ill will and disharmony."...

...the PAS MP for the constituency, the mosque itself, the residents of the area, and Teresa herself have repeatedly confirmed that...

- How is it remotely logical that the person that is a victim of obvious slander and defamation is arrested under the ISA while the one that slanders and defames has no action taken against him? Oh thats right. Because he's from UMNO. Again this shows that there are one set of rules for us commoners, while another set of rules for the high and mighty UMNO.

Syed Hamid should resign for not only misusing his powers as the Home Minister, but for making Malaysia the laughing stock around the world! This once again demonstrates to the world that Malaysia does not practise the rule of law, but the rule of the jungle when dealing with political dissent - what use are the courts when the police do not need to prove the state's case and do not need a judge's warrant to arrest and detain someone? It totally defeats the purpose of our justice system.

Moreover, this flagrant and blatant misuse of the ISA powers is firmly against the spirit of our constitution. What use is part 2 of our constitution, the individual liberties enshrined and guranteed to us Malaysians, when the state can, without justifiable cause, arrest and detain anyone it desires? This is not only against the spirit of the constitution, but the spirit of our nation and its founders as a whole. Tunku and his group of Malaysian founders would be weeping if they saw this today!

PS: There is a rally at the Kelana Jaya Stadium at 7pm tonight! See you there!


Ikrak said...
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vchi said...

Ikrak: I'm very sorry but I have to delete your comment. I can't give any chance for the powers to be to try to get me into trouble. (RPK was detained because of the comments made in his blog)