Teresa to be under ISA detention for another 28 days (starting from yesterday)Posted: September 15, 2008
Reported in The StarOnline:
Teresa’s father Kok Kim Tong, 74, said a police officer told him that his daughter would be detained for 28 days beginning Sunday, Sept 14.
Something doesn’t feel quite right here.
Why 28 days?
The ISA is a preventive law. It is supposed to be used against people who pose a threat to national security. Teresa Kok is most definitely NOT a threat. But let’s assume, for a case study, that she is.
How in the world would the police know that they will be able to let her go after 28 days? Why did they set a deadline for 28 days?
Do they know that they will be able to get whatever “relevant information” from Teresa within the 28 days, about the azan incident? Which, incidentally, has nothing to do with her. For details, read Aisehman HERE.
If they detain people under the ISA because they “pose a threat to national security”, how in the world would they know that after 28 days, Teresa would no longer be a “threat”?
What do they know that we don’t?
Perhaps a crystal ball hidden somewhere?
Or a hidden hand?
A face hidden under a cloak telling them what to do?
The government, or the police, have got to come clean with us. They cannot simply say, “Okay, we’re going to be keeping Teresa with us for 28 days”, and not tell us what she’s in there for. Nor can they just give us a deadline like that, without explaining how they got about to “picking the date”.
This goes on to show how completely out of context her arrest was.
My foregone conclusion which has been made even stronger now, is that Teresa’s arrest was in no way related to “national security”.