Random Links 290 (“I’m still Disappointed” Malaysia Edition)

First Time To Kamunting Detention Centre

We must not forget RPK and all the other detainees!

My first reaction was to run and give him a real big hug and kiss, at the same time my heart feeling so heavy seeing this hero of mine on the other side. Pet was sitting down and wearing white prison clothes. He has lost weight, looked very pale probably not seeing sunlight for almost 2 weeks now, his beard and hair growing longer.

At that point I had tears in my eyes but was trying really hard holding back my tears. I really did not want him to see me cry that would only make it really hard for him. I reached out to hold and rub his hands and did not let go for a minute. He was glad to see us because the last time we saw him was 8 days ago at Bukit Aman.

Resign Syed Hamid

We had one minister who resigned out of principle (applause!!), how about another one asked to resign or fired out of principle?

跨越族群凝聚人民力量间续办烛光会以废除恶法The light must keep on shining in the darkness, and overcome evil!

“Malaysians want fundamental change, and they want it now!”

A lone voice in UMNO?

To all appearances, we are beginning to lose grip of the rule of law. The use of the Internal Security Act and of Sedition Laws to target particular individuals further erodes the credibility of the government. Our actions exacerbate rather than calm the fear that stokes civil and racial strife. In the present context of a leadership struggle within Umno and against a strong Opposition it is impossible to dispel the notion that these extreme measures are calculated to maintain certain individuals in power rather than to address verifiable threats to national security. Nothing does more to undermine the legitimacy of a government than plainly unjust acts. The ridiculous justifications given for some of these detentions has further undermined public confidence that the awesome powers of state are in safe hands.

We cannot afford to allow these disturbing trends to play out their destructive course while we suffer a de facto leadership vacuum, and while the rule of law is uncertain and the Constitution not upheld.

Joining the Dustbin of Dictatorship By Bob Teoh

26692 Total Signatures at this time of writing, come on Malaysians, we can do better! sign here

History tells us that whenever Umno, the dominant party in the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, is crippled by infighting and money politics, the ISA is brought out of the awesome arsenal of dictatorial laws to browbeat dissenting voices into silence as a diversion. In 1987, it was “Operation Lallang.” Can we expect a re-run? It has already begun.

Why must others pay for Umno’s sins? When a government begins to fear its own shadow, the country begins to sink farther into darkness. In the name of Justice and Righteousness, RPK must be unconditionally and immediately released. We demand nothing short of this.

Free Teresa & RPK!

Teresa is out, Reporter than is out but so in the context of the article there’s still RPK. When is he coming out? How about the rest of them?

The three who were arrested recently by the force of ISA have in no way threatened the security of the nation. Therefore, it is a grave sin to hold them under detention any longer!

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