Saturday, September 13, 2008

ISA: The Malaysian McCarthyism Blitz Has Begun!

Shooting The Messengers
Three people. That's three including RPK, a journalist and MP Teresa Kok were put under the ISA detention for merely debating and speaking out their arguments that involves Islam. I remembered Teresa was talking about the azan, the journalist covered the Ahmad Ismail thing accurately and Pete talking about the truths on the Islam History. Apparently what they have written doesn't bode well with those walking in the corridors of power and decided that they must be arrested.

The Fourth Floor Boys and the media baron by the name of Kalimullah Hassan are also not happy of how the real naked truth hit out as reported by Sin Chew, The Sun and Suara Keadilan and decided that these dailies who are fighting for the truth to be taken action. This was far in contrast with Dollah Badawi saying on Wednesday that media must be truthful. But of course, that thing was a lie as what Botak Albar said the next day.

Hicklings Laments In His Grave.
The ISA was conceived in 1960 by the late Reginald Hicklings as a successor to the 1948 Emergency Ordinance. Hicklings sole purpose of drafting this ISA is to ensure that communism will be suppressed even after the Emergency is declared over in 1960 in the event that the insurgency returned and secondly, against organized violence. The point of ISA is now rendered useless in 1989 when the Communist Party of Malaya has announced as ceasefire treaty with the government. Communism is officially over in Malaysia. Why do you need that further?

Hickling later lamented that leaders had misused the ISA saying that:

"I could not imagine then that the time would come when the power of detention, carefully and deliberately interlocked with Article 149 of the Constitution, would be used against political opponents, welfare workers and others dedicated to non-violent, peaceful activities."


"Organised violence" was the key to the preamble of the ISA and that I had drafted to detain communist insurgents without trial, but in later years, a lot of people were being arrested who had nothing to do with organised violence (communist insurgencies) at all."

Siapa Betul Sebenar? Bedol atau Botak?
Last Wednesday, Bedol Napoleon said (excerpt):

PUTRAJAYA: The media must not be afraid to report the truth while upholding justice, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

He said the media should also not feel apologetic when reporting the facts.

He added that the credibility of an institution relies on its strength to stand by the truth while ensuring that justice prevailed.

"Hold strongly to the principles of truth as the credibility of an institution depends on it," he said, reminding that communication technology and channels could be used both constructively and destructively.

Abdullah said the two could be used as instruments to uphold principles of justice while spreading only the facts.

"News contents with negative elements such as spreading lies and slander will only bring about disunity and destruction," he said Wednesday at the Prime Minister's Office here when launching the Bernama Web TV, which is said to be South-East Asia's first live Internet news channel.

But on Thursday, Botak said:

Media Practitioners Served With Reminder, Says Syed Hamid

The Home Ministry on Thursday served a reminder on all media practitioners in the country to follow the guidelines stipulated by the government.

Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said the reminder was issued shortly after the Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) withdrew the ban on several websites including

“Most importantly, while we want freedom and openness, we must also bear the responsibility as Malaysians to ensure peace and public order and prevent people from inciting and humiliating others and breaking the law.

“So, it is a warning or a reminder and after it has been served, I hope it will raise the awareness because the power of the media be it blogs, in prints or electronic to influence the society in general is very deep and significant.”

Syed Hamid said the move to restrict access to several websites was not intended as a penalty but a just careful measure because of a concern that they could bring about tension and undermine public order.

He said the ministry had also served show-cause letters to several media firms bent on creating tension among the people.

“Any media which we see have breached the conditions and guidelines, will be told to show cause and the reply must be made within a week. They should not consider the show-cause letter as our attempt to impose a restriction.

“We owe the responsibility to the society in general to ensure conflicts do not occur and anger is not prompted as a result of what we write about race, religion or even culture,” Syed Hamid .

So who is really right? But the Home Minister, falls under the purview of the PM's department. The hidden thing in those two pieces is that the Home Minister or the Fourth Floor Boys will decide whether the piece is right or wrong even thought the piece written is factually accurate and truthful. Botak is just merely the executioner but the real person that tends to spark another round of Ops Lalang is the top brass - you know who I mean. Then again, nobody trusts the PM anymore because of his flip-flops and being a filthy liar.
You Are Indeed Wrong But You Are Declaring That The Other One Is Wrong

Teresa Kok was arrested following the accusation by Khir Toyo. The journalist was arrested because some powerful people don't like what came out. RPK was arrested following complaints by Muslim groups. I've already told you that they tell the truth, but the dilemma is that if the person telling is true and the real fact is that the groups they are pointing are wrong, then what? The groups are in the wrong already.
End word

So who could be the next 7 people being our very own Hollywood Top 10 Blacklist? I know a few like Dalton Trumbo or Edward Dymytryk but my buddy told me that he could be the next on the list. But I am curious to find out who was the person behind it?

I remembered going to the church service and I heard a church elder said that God declared that Malaysia will ride the winds of change regardless of the persecution of righteous people by those who claimed to be holier than thou, half-baked and so on.

What if those who had used the extinct draconian tool being the victims of their own medicine in the future? Let's find out how it plays in the next few days. In the mean time, these series of events are meant to draw all of us out so there can be another May 13 thing. So, stay calm and be cool. Just hang on, buddy.!

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