RPK under ISA?!Posted: September 12, 2008
Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamaruddin was arrested Friday afternoon under the Internal Security Act.
From Din Merican’s blog:
I have just received (at 1.24 pm) a call from Raja Sara that her Dad, Raja Petra Kamaruddin, has been taken in under ISA and that their Police are at their residence. Dato Ahmad Ismail, UMNO Bukit Bendera Division Chief, gets away with a 3-year suspension for his racist remarks with intent to incite unrest, and Raja Petra gets the ISA for being “a threat to national security”(?). This makes a mockery of the Rule of Law.
Coupled with the show cause letters issued to three newspapers, it seems to me like the nation is heading towards a clamp-down.
Blatant abuse of power. And to parrot Din, an absolute mockery of the Rule of Law.
***30 minutes later, I realise that there is a need to remain calm, despite the absolute madness. The last thing we need is chaos mixed with angry reactions. Let’s all remain calm, keep our heads above water, and our wits together.
***Sin Chew reporter also detained under ISA. Read HERE.