People are being arrested for being concerned about the well-being of the nation and the welfare of their countrymen.
Has the straw finally broken the sleepy camel's back?
Is this the dawn of a police state in Malaysia? Will the Special Branch be renamed the Naz(r)i SS?
Our dear PM says (Sun2Surf and Malaysiakini):
"If the choice is between public safety and public freedoms, I do not hesitate to say here that public safety will always win. I will not sacrifice my sense of accountability to the greater public, especially in the face of police intelligence about planned fighting or other violent intent."It is grimly ironic that the only violence so far has been perpetrated by the police against the people.
It is even more ironic that the only people who have voiced intentions to be violent have been leaders of the PM's own party, UMNO.
"The Malays have never taken to the streets so do not force us to do so as we will draw our parang (machete) to defend the Ketuanan Melayu (Malay supremacy) in this country." - Rahim Tamby Chik, Melaka ex-MB (Malaysiakini)
"Hindraf should not provoke the Malays in Kg Baru, which was where many Malays struggled for the country’s independence and where they protected themselves during the May 13 incident in 1969." - Khir Toyo, Selangor MB (Malaysia-Today)If there is any justice in Malaysia, it's UMNO leaders like these who should be arrested, placed under ISA, charged with sedition and have their citizenships revoked. But alas, there is none.