Home Minister: “I’m not letting them go.”Posted: March 31, 2008
An update on the previous post, it seems that Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar, currently Home Minister, is not returning Samy Vellu’s call to release the Hindraf 5. Read about it here.
Of course, Syed Hamid Albar is giving all sorts of reasons to his refusing to let them go, stating that the Hindraf 5 were detained according to the law, to “ensure security and public order in the country”.
Well, looks like it didn’t really take much time at all for the Home Ministry to reply to this. I mean, it didn’t even take one day. No discussions, no long talks on reasoning. Just a simple “no”, and that’s it.
So the Ministry isn’t even going to LOOK into the issue? Samy did mention a few points that were quite valid. One of the detainees have been voted as a wakil rakyat, and I would assume that it’s pretty darned difficult to serve the people if he has no communication to the outside world, while sitting in detention. He was voted into office to SERVE the people, and there’s no way he can do that by being behind bars.
But then again, is ISA really the law?
And, what with all these weird and bizarre incidents nowadays in the world of Malaysian politics, perhaps this is not the full-stop to this issue. Perhaps some other Minister might like to step up and support the call to release the Hindraf 5? Perhaps the PM himself would ask Syed Hamid Albar to shut up and release the Hindraf 5?
Who know? We shall wait and see.