RPK under seige

Malaysiakini reports at 1:30 p.m. today, that Raja Petra Kamaruddin (RPK) will be sent off to Kamunting Detention Centre, to serve a two-year detention period under Internal Security Act 1960. The sentence warrants the authority to detain RPK  without first being tried in an open court of law: a serious infringment of one’s human rights.

Home Minister, Syed Hamid Albar, signed the detention order pursuant to Section 8(1) of the same draconian Act.

If you asked me, the ruling government has gone completely out of its wits to seal such order on RPK  during watershed moment such as right now. Barisan Nasional (BN) gives another reason for Pakatan Rakyat to trumpet on the former’s obvious inability to lead the country.

Prime Minister, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi,  must bear in mind that invoking the ISA would not be a mere faux pass which can easily be forgotten by the people.

As I said to Anwar and I am now repeating the same to Pak Lah: “you have a distinct – but tiny – window of opportunity to do the right thing”. Please repeal the ISA.

Harris Ibrahim published in his blog, The People’s Parliament, a message from the famous blogger. RPK – just like thousands of PRK supporters – placed his bet on Anwar in the country’s most-watched power struggle. In the event Anwar fails to deliver his promise, I bet with all my money  (which is not much, thank God!) that RPK will lounge in Kamunting for a mighty long time. Worse, if Najib get to be Prime Minister in BN’s power reshuffle which looms near.

(Poster stolen from Mob without his permission)

10 thoughts on “RPK under seige

  1. Sis Elviza,

    With racial polarisation being freely bandied and failures of govt measures in knitting national cohesion, the stupidity of the BN has successfully brought all races together. The unprecedented unity in anger towards BN’s abuse of power and misguided policies is an intended benefit. At least there is empathy cutting across barriers.

  2. It isn’t too difficult to see that Pak Lah is under siege , from within Umno as well as from outside Umno.

    Yet no component parties leaders come to his defence. He seemed to be so lonely at the top, isolated and /or deserted. It should be pretty obvious to him the reasons behind.

    Indian community deserted him/Umno/MIC after the Hindraf issue. Chinese community is appalled with his handling during/after the outburst of Ahmad, the recalcitrant. Malays are not happy with him for the price hike, cronism etc.

    He can only redeem himself by start doing the right things, reform the govt machinery,abolish the ISA, revamp the judiciary system, grant freedom of press/speech, professionalise the police force, kick out useless scumbags in the Ministry, listen to people like Zaid etc.

    God bless Malaysia

  3. “Setuju dengan poning palo…
    Apalah istimewanya si RPK tu. Semua dok sibuk nak mempertahankan orang yang dah nyata mengutuk Islam. Takkan kita nak biarkan orang macam bebas-sebebasnya? Banyak artikel yang ditulis beliau dibaca oleh satu dunia. Kiranya beliau boleh dianggap perosak agama, bangsa dan negara. Wjarkah nak dipertahankan beliau? Apapun sebagai orang Islam, saya masih ada sedikit simpati kepada beliau kerana Hari Raya yang kian menjelang tiba, pasti ahli keluarga mahukan beliau beraya bersama…”

  4. Jefripower,

    Saya tak dapat RPK menghina ugama Islam. Sejauh saya fahami RPK hanya mengutuk pengamal yang munafik. Sila tunjuk ajar jika saya salah faham.

    Walau bagaimanapun beliau berhak diberi keadilan melalui mahkamah.

  5. Dear Ms Kamal

    I am beginning to understand.

    It matter not what one thinks of this RPK fellow: Whether one feels that he is he best thing since slice bread, or the devil incarnate, is totally irrelevant. However, your point is that he should – just like everyone else – be entitled to “due process”

    Have I got it right?

  6. Just when we thought the Umno Supreme Council would step in and “do something”, the state chiefs come up with the statement that “We support you and the 2010 transition plan”! Sigh… so when will the top two do anything significant when people keep comforting them with that??

    That’s as good as saying “All’s well and fine!…no need to get uptight about anything”.

    And speaking of “window of opportunity”, Tengku Razaleigh had mentioned it too:
    Malaysia In Crisis: A Plea by Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah
    http://www.mysinchew.com/node/16635

    But if you don’t want a commentary that leaves your throat dry from all the worry, then Cendana Blues: Addicted to Politics might help;-)

    Shogun Badawi, Kelantan Ninja Turtle & Losers Anonymous
    http://cendana287.blogspot.com/

    BTW this same “guerilla marketing” promo brought in some significant clicks from Dr Mahathir’s blog yesterday – from 800+ in nine days to 2,044 right now. Ah, if only clicks represent RM1 each…

  7. Just when we thought the Umno Supreme Council would step in and “do something”, the state chiefs come up with the statement that “We support you and the 2010 transition plan”!

    That’s as good as saying “All’s well and fine!…no need to get uptight about anything”.

    Speaking of “window of opportunity”, Tengku Razaleigh had mentioned it too:
    Malaysia In Crisis: A Plea by Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah
    http://www.mysinchew.com/node/16635

    But if you don’t want a commentary that leaves your throat dry from all the worry, then Cendana Blues: Addicted to Politics might help;-)

    Shogun Badawi, Kelantan Ninja Turtle & Losers Anonymous
    http://cendana287.blogspot.com/

    BTW this same “guerilla marketing” promo brought in some significant clicks from Dr Mahathir’s blog yesterday – from 800+ in nine days to 2,044 right now. Ah, if only clicks represent RM1 each…

  8. Alamak!
    Sorry, sorry…
    Had clicked on the Submit button AGAIN when the connection seems to have frozen. Please delete the extra one, okay? I don’t like to be seen as some “darhat Internet”:-)

    Dear Cendana,

    Hahahahaha, tak pe, its no big deal lah. The internet does that to you sometimes, trust me!🙂

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