Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Dear PM, Toyo and Tamby threaten country's security. Arrest them now!

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.


multidimid said...

The Government is acting tough and flexing its muscles and acting to deflect Hindraf allegations that they were discriminated. So everyone is roped in for flouting the laws. The PM says lawyers are not exempted and so are the Bersih Protesters.
However, there are exceptions to this selective application of the long arm of the law. When the rural folks openly flouted the law for not wearing crash helmets, they can get away Scott free; the Palestinian student who breached KLIA Security then stowaway to Singapore was set free and that SMS woman in Ipoh who sent Protesters to a Church alleging baptism by the famous Sailor was also not prosecuted. This is PM Abdullah interpretation “no favouritism whatsoever on this matter”
Apart from the 9 arrested in Sunday’s Peace Walk, 14 Involved with Bersih Rally including PAS Mohd Sabu & PKR Tian Chua were also taken in.
More details
Go H E R E 1

= == = == =and for those following the Magnificent 9 who failed to complete the aborted early morning 20-min scroll down an empty street on Sunday 9 Dec, they were hauled up on Human Rights Day and charged with illegal assembly and failure to disperse whilst Edmund is for obstructing DBKL officials. All released on bail.
More details
Go H E R E 2
Plus a 3.24min Video Clip (with Clips within Clip) on the police aborted Peace Walk

Ed said...

Is it just me, or is Malaysia becoming just like Pakistan now, i.e. head of govt in denial mode, rakyat unhappy with the govt, lawyers going for street demonstrations, etc.?