Saturday, July 28, 2007

RPK strikes back

RPK aka Pet strikes back with more venom. It seems that his eight hours of interrogation is a comedy of errors. Read it, it's such a riot you'll go into fits.

I like this part:

I asked the police whether these postings are insulting the Agong, insulting Islam, and are trying to divide the races, or whether they are actually the reverse. The face of the ASP interrogating me turned red as he tried to explain that he was just doing his job and that he was ordered to take my statement. I replied that the person who made the police report is a stupid person who can’t speak English. So what do you expect from someone like that? He can’t even understand comments that are appealing for national unity and instead interpret it as calling for racial strife.

“Do you know that that orang bodoh ran away with the Sultan’s daughter and then denied it?” I asked the police. They just smiled. “Well, I am going to reveal this to the world,” I continued. “I am going to publish the letter he wrote to the Sultan where he denied he had married the Sultan’s daughter whereas he had in fact already secretly married her in Thailand. You tengoklah. I akan balun si bodoh tu habis-habis.”

The police appeared amused at what I had to say although their only retort was, “Banyak maklumat kita dapat hari ini.”

They then wanted to know the identity of those who post comments in Malaysia Today’s blogs. I told them I do not know who they are but I do know that amongst them are 25 Umno cyber-troopers headed by Azalina and Norza.

“Azalina?” they asked.

“Yes, Azalina lesbian,” I replied.

“Oh, Azalina Othman.” Apparently they know who I meant by Azalina lesbian.

“I did not say Azalina Othman. I said Azalina lesbian. You are supposed to record everything I say the way I say it. That is what a cautioned statement under Section 112 is all about. Saya kata Azalina lesbian. Bukan Azalina Othman. You record what I say and I will sign the statement.”

The second police officer stopped typing and scratched his head with a sheepish grin on his face. “Okaylah, I don’t want you to get into any trouble. Drop the lesbian and change it to Othman.” The second officer continued typing while chuckling. He was certainly enjoying himself. [Malaysia Today]

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Who's next?

Now they got my buddy Pet of Malaysia Today. Who's next, asked Kit Siang.

Of course I'm angry. Especially when I know Pet personally. We worked together before in one "projek haram". I sent him an sms while he was on his way to Dang Wangi. I wish I could be there with him. The cops interrogated him for about eight hours. I wish the cops all the best. Knowing Pet, he would have surely given them hell.

I'm sick of this sort of intimidation. Especially when a wanker such as Nazri tries to be the defender of Islam and the Agong. What an idiot!

Those goons in Umno always tell us that "our party is strong, we have three million members bla bla bla..." If you think you're so strong why are you so afraid of bloggers? Why are you so paranoid of the truth?

By the way there's a petition. Sign it if you love freedom of speech.

I already did.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Free...for now

Nat Tan released on police bail around 5.00 pm today. And the first thing he wants to do is eat roti canai.

"All I want to do now is to go and look for roti canai to eat," said an elated Tan as he walked out of the police compound and was seen kissing and hugging his family members. [malaysiakini, 17th July 2007]

I remember the time when I was released from remand nine years ago. I craved for air batu campur.

Welcome back bro. Keep on blogging. Keep on fighting.

pix from Harakahdaily

Saturday, July 14, 2007

First they came...

This is so apt now.
When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.

Potty Nation

On Malaysiakini today.

"Police sources indicate that Tan was being investigated in connection to an Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) investigation against Deputy Internal Security Minister Johari Baharom...

...Tan’s lawyer Latheefa Koya told malaysiakini that the police were investigating a comment posted by an individual on the former’s blog.

The individual who posted the comment, re-published three paragraphs found in the anonymous website which implicated Johari and was the subject of the ACA investigation against him."

The country has gone potty. Well, it has always been that way I guess. Imagine you can be hauled up just because someone posted a comment in your blog. Poor Nat Tan. If charged under the OSA he might end up in the slammer for at least a year.

This is purely a political detention if you ask me. Just to intimidate bloggers. And perhaps to gather info from him that can be used against the Opposition in the coming elections. Nat Tan is, after all, Anwar Ibrahim's executive secretary at Foundation for the Future.

Whatever it is, bloggers must never be intimidated. No fear, remember?

Lawan tetap lawan!

Free Nat Now!

As I blog this Nat Tan is still in court awaiting remand order. After been given the run-around by the ever "efficient" police force, Nat Tan is now facing charges under the Official Secrets Act (OSA).

I don't know him personally. But he's a blogger. And he's a fellow human being. I, no WE, must walk with him. As someone who's been in that kind of predicament, all I can say to him is, "Hang in there bro. Be strong and have faith in the struggle."

His sis, Cheryl, is giving us breaking news ala CNN. You go girl!

This just came in from Jeff Ooi:

Nat: 4 days remand over alleged violation of OSA

A source from Parti KeAdilan Rakyat reported the following at 15:32hr today:

Mahkamah majistret petang tadi putuskan Nathaniel Tan direman selama 4 hari di bawah OSA atas tuduhan memiliki dokumen menuduh Johari Baharum terlibat rasuah.

The magistrate court today ordered that Ntahaniel Tan be remanded for 4 days under the Official Secret Act (OSA) over allegation of possession of documents pertaining to Johari Baharum's alleged involvement in corruption.

For updates go here, here, here , here, here and here.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Tangkap lagi!

The police has done it again. They have proved time and again that they're really "efficient". Efficient in nabbing activists and members of the opposition party.

This time, Nathaniel Tan aka Nat Tan, 26, was detained by the SB for his postings on the internet. He was brought to Bukit Aman for questioning according to malaysiakini. "Nak cakap tentang internet," said the police. Yeah, right!

The police also told him to bring along his notebook computer. Yup, just a notebook. Not an AK-47, rocket launcher or C4.

Nat Tan is currently with PKR's Information Bureau and also Anwar Ibrahim's staff. A Harvard graduate, he's a webmaster of these websites/blogs:

Despite the rising crime rate and the claim of "lack of manpower", three of them came just to nab one poor fella. Syabas PDRM! Mesra, Cepat dan Betul sungguh!

Read more about this latest shit here, here, here and here.