Thursday, December 13, 2007


They have used the draconian law again.

Today, five Hindraf leaders were arrested under the ISA. The five are:

1) P. Uthayakumar
2) M. Manoharan
3) V. Ganabatirau
4) R. Kenghadharan
5) T. Vasanthakumar

I'm really mad. And sad. Although we are living in the 21st century, some government still thinks it is right to detain people without trial.

All five were detained under Section 8 (1) of the ISA which means they got an express ticket straight to the Kamunting Detention Centre. They will be incarcerated there for at least two years. No court hearing, no need to present proof or anything. We jail you guys straight away for two years.

The detention order was signed by none other than Pak Lah aka Prime Minister aka Internal Security Minister aka Islam Hadhari advocate. Strangely, the second principle of Islam Hadhari is a "just and trustworthy government".

Just recently Pak Lah said he had "big ears" (oh really!) and willing to hear the people's grievances.

Is this the way you hear them, Pak Lah?

It's hard to listen to the people while you gas them in the face, says Farish Noor.

How true.