It is a dead tiring Tuesday night, and the only thing, the only thing that stands between me and that bed of mine is this niggling thought about what deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin said in the New Straits Times today.
I mean the deputy prime minister if he was not just being cute, was hilarious, when he said ISA was not a good enough reason for politicians to not fulfil their political obligations as elected representatives — circa Kota Alam Shah assemblyman M Manoharan in Kamunting under government assisted extended retreated in the north.
So here we go, what we think would be Muhyiddin’s guide to serving while in ISA or The super duper Johor Umno philosophical guide to serving your ecstatic electorate during your stint in federal penitentiary. Continue reading “Muhyiddin’s Super guide to being an ISA assemblyman (here’s looking at you Mano)”
(four parts: part 3 , talking about the months of july to september)
Any casual reader of Malaysian newspapers for the third quarter of 2008 would be comprehensively confused. There were developments but they had to be seen through the lenses of the situation preceding and the players involved.
Easy for avid soap opera viewers, not so for the rest of us, however a recurring theme during those heated months was Anwar Ibrahim. Continue reading “2008 in review Pt 3 – All about Anwar”
Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you, wisdom from our incoming prime minister.
“There is a very strong raison d’etre for the Internal Security Act. Just look at Mumbai and you realise that we cannot take security lightly.
“The main reason why there have been no serious acts of terrorism in this country is because we have in place the ISA.”
(speaking when on the Riz Khan Show on Al-Jazeera as reported by the New Straits Times- Dec 1 2008)
Najib Abdul Razak, the Blue Ocean Strategy driven Pekan MP and now finance minister – to top his deputy prime ministership, feels that the scourge threatening peace worldwide evades Malaysia, because we have the ISA. Continue reading “ISA, our shield from terror – Najib jokes”
Is there any other way to describe the man?
The topic of discussion here is responsibility. The correctness or lack thereof in this situation I’ll ask the reader to suspend – as enough commentators are working justifiably through it.
The police do not employ the Internal Security Act (ISA) at their own discretion when it comes to political arrests – and the three arrests were political. Continue reading “Coward Hamid”
I’ve held back from saying anything over the matter since so many other people have already covered the matter quite extensively. So I’ll make the admission, there might nothing new in the lines below.
However when a state incarcerates people – fathers, sons, voters, taxpayers – for their political beliefs, then the rest must rise and say no! And it does not matter how many times you will say it. We’ll just tire those who hold the keys and make them let them out, just to shut us up. Continue reading “Hindraf 5 – Let them out!”
It is a glaring prolonged aberration of reason that this country still has an incarceration system that involves no opportunity for the accused to defend themselves in a courtroom.
That there are those in this country who can stand up and suggest the usefulness of such a law is incomprehensible not to mention morally reprehensible. Continue reading “ISA rots the human spirit”