Friday 12 September 2008

Journalist Arrested under ISA for Exposing UMNO Racist Ahmad Ismail's Racially Inflammatory Speech

Put on Your Speakers
Must Watch Video from Al-Jazeera TV:
About Malaysia's Internal Security Act
(Listen to the nonsensical arguments
of Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar in the video )

We Say,
This UMNO-led BN Government is using the ISA arrests to create a climate of fear among the rakyat .

These arrests have nothing to do with national security. They are politically motivated actions, especially with the threat of the Opposition taking over the Govermnent on September 16, 2008.

We ask the Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar:

  1. Why action is NOT taken to arrest Mohd Khir Toyo under ISA for making remarks on two separate occasions aimed at inciting racial discontent and hatred by Malays against the Chinese. Read here and here

  2. Why action is NOT taken to arrest the editor-in-chief or the editors of Utusan Malaysia under ISA for publishing and editorialising highly sensitive racial remarks aimed at creating disharmony between Malays and non-Malays?

  3. Why action is NOT taken to arrest this UMNO Bukit Bendera Division Exco Member (see photo below) under ISA for tearing down a photo of a Chinese political leader of a component party in the BN-Coalition in the midsts of racist remarks during the press conference of Ahmad Ismail?

  4. Why didn't you instruct the police to arrest Ahmad Ismail in the FIRST INSTANCE under ISA after the Deputy Prime Minister apologised for his racist remarks on behalf of UMNO, acknowledging the highly inflammatory comments of Ahmad Ismail aimed at inciting hatred against the Malaysian Chinese community?

Malaysians are questioning whether Malaysia is turning into a country with a fascist Government running a Police state?

UMNO must take a real hard look at itself and ask whether its 50 years of governing the country as a dominant party in the BN Coalition has improved racial harmony or, that UMNO had made it worse?

It is the view of almost all Malaysians, and our view too, that there is more racial disharmony today than when we started out in 1957.
-Malaysian Unplug

Read here article "Sin Chew journalist arrested" in Malaysiakini

Sin Chew Daily journalist Tan Hoon Cheng has been arrested today under the Internal Security Act at 8.30pm at her home in Bukit Mertajam, Penang.

Tan had reported that Bukit Bendera UMNO Division Chief Ahmad Ismail had allegedly said that Chinese Malaysians are “squatters” in the country.

Her report sparked a nationwide outcry, resulting in Ahmad being suspended by Umno for three years after an emergency meeting on Wednesday.

She is the second person (after Raja Petra Kamarudin;s arrest today) to be arrested today under ISA which allows for detention without trial.

It is learnt that she has been taken by the police to the Penang police headquarters..

Sin Chew Daily had three days ago came out strongly to defend Tan, who was accused by Ahmad Ismail for misreporting his comments.

It is unclear whether Ahmad Ismail, who remained defiant despite being slapped with the suspension, has also been detained.

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