Friday, September 12, 2008

Release Raja Petra NOW!

The DAP strongly and unreservedly condemns the undemocratic and draconian measure by the Barisan Nasional Government of utilising the Internal Security Act (ISA) to detain popular blogger, Raja Petra Kamaruddin for his vocal criticisms against the Government.

We demand for his immediate and unconditional release from detention under ISA. This demand includes the immediate and unconditional release of other political prisoners, detained without trial for their anti-Barisan Nasional views such as the Hindraf 5 who were arrested in December last year.

If Raja Petra has committed any wrongs under Malaysian laws, the Barisan Nasional government should charge Raja Petra accordingly in open court. Under our laws, a man is innocent until proven guilty.

The reluctance of the federal government is pursuing the matter in open court reflect its ill-intent to protect dark vested interests. This move to utilise the ISA against a blogger who has not demonstrated any violent “terrorist” tendencies marks a clear cut abuse of power by the Prime Minister and his Home Affairs Minister.

This signals a growing desperation among Barisan Nasional politicians, and more sinisterly, a possible start in draconian crackdown against all BN critics in this country.

The Government's move will only strengthen the resolve of DAP and its Pakatan Rakyat partners as well as the Malaysian public that a change in Government is not only preferable, it is absolutely necessary to ensure that Malaysia will have a bright future ahead.


Anonymous said...

Yes, " it is absolutely necessary to ensure that Malaysia will have a bright future ahead."

DO IT NOW, I cannot take this shit from BN anymore.

Penang Kia

Anonymous said...

I can think of a person that should have been rightfully charged instead of PKR, this person in the photo clearly showed no respect to both the BN Federal government & Penang state government and he is a direct instigator of racial riot, he is a real threat to Malaysia's peace & stability:-
Even him I do not suggest he be put away under ISA but bring him to book in open court.
Justice should be returned to PKR!
Malaysia must change!

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

When there's no open public debate or contest
It's always the much hated draconian arrest
Putting democracy to its most severe test
Let's join forces to put things right at their best

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 120908
Fri. 12th Sept. 2008.

Anonymous said...

Why not A MAD IS MAIL but RPK?

Anonymous said...

The reality is that so long as the ISA, OSA, Sedition Act, Police Act and other repressive laws continue to exist, none of us are free. Freedom in Malaysia is an illusion.

Anonymous said...

I have never agree that they put Raja Petra under ISA.But that is one matter.I would discourage anyone from believing on Raja Petra's writting on muslim.Lets face it,one who kill fellow man are not muslim at the first place.Why use the word muslim for those people who created chaos to the world.The reasons for the real downfall of islam is having people using the word 'muslim' and 'islam' everytime to link it to destruction.Hence,please gather real facts abt Raja Petra writing.Obviously,he didnt represent islam or muslim in anyway.My heart go for you Petra.But is make me sick when i saw ur blog.

Hasbullah Pit said...

Dimaklumkan bahawa blog ini telah dimasukkan ke Beras Padu

shinliang said...

even after 308, i had the faintest of hope that Pak La was actually a good guy but being poorly supported.

but this move has proved beyond any reasonable doubt that Pak La and his administration is no different that his predecessor. that, nor his successor will bring forth any improvement to the country's state of turmoil.

I hope this would be the final nail in the coffin for UMNO.

warongkopi56 said...

Malaysia is not bad compare to what had been revealed by our fellow bloggerat www. and DAP like big brother and younger brother.

Anonymous said...

Really double standard of practise

Case 1 : Racial slur from Penang - only 3 years suspension, still free to bark around.

Case 2 : Talk about own religious belief - ISA, detention without trial, evaporate into thin air!

Which case will cause more harm to social security? No prize for guessing right or wrong, you know the answer.

Anonymous said...

I think Bodohwi's Ahmad is the better candidate for ISA. A threat to national security. Double standard. No need to talk about transition of power in 2010. His end I predict will come much sooner.

NEO said...

Release the Sin Chew Reporter as well!

As I Was Saying... said...

The cabinet's decision to unblock Malaysia Today, only for RPK to be detained under the ISA is a smack arrogance that defies the very existence of human morality.

What more can I say?

boLanliap said...

everybody is angry now, but anger will not help us. please advise everyone to keep cool in your blog so the rotten government have no excused to imposed emergency rules

Anonymous said...

Why is Teresa Kok also now under arrest by ISA?

boLanliap said...

latest news...Teresa Kok detain under ISA

Anonymous said...

This is the last draw by BN. All the siniter plans have failed. ISA means going for broke. Do or Die. Don't fall into BN trap. They are trying to stir up street protests, etc. I urge all P-R leaders to post on their websites to remind everyone to stay calm & don't believe all the SMS that will be circulating around soon enough without verification. BN is playing dangerous stakes here & that's what they are hoping for. We must be steadfast so that this last ploy will fail. Not surprise, in KLIA tomorrow, we see some BN MPs rtn from Taiwan earlier than expected.

Anonymous said...

ISA: Teresa Kok turut ditahan


Anonymous said...

Hi YB Pua,

Please urge your readers and fellow DAP/PR colleagues/supporters not to take to the streets so that the schemers cannot take advantage of the *unrest* to re-create chaos as in May 13 1969 to reset the government/balance-of-power by regressing towards emergency rule.

Let us not make his/as well as the other 2 ladies and all the Malaysians' in vain whom has chosen for a better Malaysia since 308.


Anonymous said...

This year Mid-autumn festival will be remembered...

The delicious Mooncakes has had it role in toppling the Mongolian regime of the Yuen Dynasty.

Now, the rakyat wanted to see the toppling of the hopeless BN government.