Its all about ISA in malaysiakini today. Sin Chew reporter released, Anwar to Pak Lah: Let's meet, Minister: Journalist to be blamed too, A vigil for 'Saint' Teresa, Candlelight vigil in Bukit Aman lasts 12 mins, Special Branch: She's held for stoking religious tension, and so on....

Do we need ISA? Thats always depends on what it is been used on........

ISA, Is it appropriate to be used on this three cases? (3 ISA arrests : what they did?)


Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Said - TINDAKAN ISA WAJAR

Tindakan polis menahan tiga individu di bawah Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA) semalam dilakukan secara profesional tanpa campur tangan politik.

Malah tindakan itu dibuat setelah polis mempunyai cukup bukti bahawa jika langkah itu tidak diambil ia boleh mencetuskan ketegangan kaum dan mengancam keselamatan negara.

Menteri Dalam Negeri, Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar bagaimanapun mengesahkan tidak ada lagi tangkapan susulan selepas ini.

Katanya, tangkapan tiga individu itu merupakan mesej jelas bahawa semua pihak termasuk ahli politik, organisasi atau individu tertakluk kepada undang-undang negara.

“Kita mempunyai bukti-bukti kukuh sekiranya polemik terbuka ini tidak ditangani, ia akan mengancam keselamatan negara.

“Oleh itu, ingin saya tekankan kita akan ambil tindakan terhadap sesiapa sahaja yang mencetuskan polemik perkauman dan mengancam keselamatan negara,” katanya pada sidang akhbar khas di Bukit Aman di sini petang ini. ( more ...TINDAKAN ISA WAJAR)


well, The home minister justified his action by saying " tindakan itu dibuat setelah polis mempunyai cukup bukti bahawa jika langkah itu tidak diambil ia boleh mencetuskan ketegangan kaum dan mengancam keselamatan negara"

Current situation, Their days are numbered , thats what barisan rakyat ( YB DSAI) has been saying on BN since GE-12. The BN government is no longer being loved as much as they used to be by rakyat.

This ISA arrests can be used as a tool to topple the government by BR. It can be used to hike the hatred of rakyat on BN. It can even be used to create quandary among BN component parties. powerful backlash from Rakyat.

Despite this major risks, the home minister made a very bold move to use ISA on 3 ( prominent bloger, media and a opp MP) .

Can we consider that it was Vital for the unity and stability ???

One of my good friend emailed me
( respond to my post :ISA = A WEAK GOVERNMENT???)

Dear Punithan,

I want to quote a famous saying from Winston Churchill,

THE TREE OF LIBERTY MUST BE REFRESH FROM TIME TO TIME BY THE BLOOD OF PATRIOTS AND TYRANTS ALIKE.

Hopefully you understand my point of view from this quote.

Also, 99.9% percent of the all governments worldwide including USA / UK / SINGAPORE / CHINA / JAPAN / INDIA have their own versions of ISA ( Terrorism Act / Tada at etc ). Does that mean it's a weak government?

For nation's stability some harsh decisions must be made. Spare the rod , spoil the child.

I am not saying we need to use because everybody uses. We use it because we need to use it. Something like cutting of a gangrene in order to save the body*to quote Tun Dr M*. Some harsh methods have to be done in order to have stability in the system.

The rakyat had voiced out their dissatisfaction in this issue.... So The Home Minister should be transparent on the evidence that 'forced' him to use ISA. Lets see if it can undo/ mend this backlash.

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Gerakan calls for ISA to be amended or abolished

Gerakan acting present Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon has called on the government to either amend or abolish the Internal Security Act.

He said the existence of the act painted a very negative perception of the country to the outside world, adding that it was also irrelevant considering the country had a sound judicial system in place.

“It is time this act be seriously looked at. Gerakan strongly urges the government to abolish the ISA once and for all.

“There is no reason why anyone should be subject to the provisions of this act which simply means detention without trial when the authorities can use the judicial system instead,” he said after opening the state Gerakan convention here.

Koh said the judicial system was far more transparent in terms of the legal and social aspects as compared to the ISA.
“When you detain someone under the ISA, it gives room for people to draw all kinds of conclusions and provides plenty of room for manipulation. ( more ...Gerakan calls for ISA to be amended or abolished)


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PRESS STATEMENT FROM MIC PRESIDENT

KUALA LUMPUR: MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu on Saturday appealed to the Government to release Sin Chew Daily News reporter Tan Hoon Cheng who was arrested under the Internal Security Act (ISA) on Friday.

In a statement Saturday, he said he would ask Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar to immediately release Tan.

He said by doing so certain elements will not blame the Government for curtailing press freedom.

Samy Vellu added that Tan is a young reporter and only reported what was said. Therefore he appealed to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to release her.

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Try RPK and Teresa Kok under court of law, not ISA

Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) today urged the government to immediately release prominent blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin and Seputeh MP Teresa Kok who have been detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA).

TI-M president Tan Sri Dr Ramon V. Navaratnam said the government should charge the individuals who allegedly violated laws in an open court, instead of flexing its muscles through the ISA as it would negate much of the country's progress.

He said the act had eroded efforts in promoting transparency, acountability and freedom of speech in the country.

"This retrograde action will be severely criticised by most fair-minded Malaysians and foreigners, and is a major blow to the more liberal policy of the country," he told Bernama here.

Besides Raja Petra and Kok, Sin Chew daily reporter Tan Hoon Cheng was also arrested yesterday for allegedly sparking racial tensions.
However, Tan was released at 2.30pm today.

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2 comments:

PENJUANGMALAYSIA said...

I AGREE THAT, SOMETIMES WE NEED TO USE THE ISA.

THE GOVERNMENT CANNOT ALWAYS SCARED AND COMPROMISE.

Vj said...

Want to use ISA? Then use on Ahmad 1st. Does 3 years suspension from UMNO is equal to detention without trial? and physical torture? Use it on Utusan, use it on Hisamudin and media who aired the rising keris event, use it on Hamidah osman.

Why umno is immune to ISA?

No doubt ISA exist in other country in other forms, but BN-UMNO is misusing it. Not once but many times.

Tell me brother after this event of ISA crackdown, do you think rebranding will help MIC to get support from Indians. Will BN get chineses vote again in next election???

ISA should be abolish because it is handled by imatured gov.