Saturday, 13 September 2008

MP Teresa Kok arrested under ISA too

DAP leader Teresa Kok (pic right)has also been detained under the Internal Security Act - the third person to be detained without trial today, according to Malaysiakini.

Here's the report:

ISA dragnet widens: MP Teresa Kok too
Sept 12, 08 11:58pm

It is learnt that the Selangor senior executive councillor and Seputeh parliamentarian was stopped by the police at about 11.18pm on her way back from a function in Kuala Lumpur.

She was arrested after her vehicle was blocked by three police patrol cars.

Deputy inspector-general of police Ismail Omar said that Kok's arrest was made under Section 73(1) of the Act.

In Penang, chief minister and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the party would be holding an emergency meeting tomorrow to discuss the matter.

Earlier today, Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamarudin and Sin Chew Daily journalist Tan Hoon Cheng (pic. left) (read ISA arrest No 2: Sin Chew journalist held, : here) were also arrested under the Act. - Malaysiakini

Bar Council calls for release of RPK (read here)
NUJ slams Govt for using ISA on journalist (here)


Anonymous said...

For the government to behave like a warlord, it has lost all the trust and support of most rational people in this country. I hope there are still some right thinking people left in the present government to stop this madness and restore some sense of righteousness.

Anonymous said...

What has Teresa Kok done that warranted her arrest under ISA?
It is weird that 3 trueful Malaysians of high integrity had been detained while the devils are let loose on the streets stirring up racial and religious issues to destabilise our country.
But then,maybe,that is exactly what the present government wants,as civil unrest could be used to shield them against political bankruptcy.

Mr. X said...

Looks like you could the next victim.

You may want to consider joining the “Please ISA Me” wave (psygame playing lah) so that they will think twice before handcuffing you.

Please ISA Me

I am begging you to ISA me

tapiaq said...

Kena tahan mesti ada sebab. Takkan nak tahan saja2. Mesti jenis mulut tak cover ke apa ke ni. Macam RPK tu. Cakap jenis boleh mendatangkan kekecohan. Kalau dibiar lama2 boleh jadi hancur negara. Nak bercakap memang bebas, tapi bebas pun kena bertanggungjawab dan berjaga2.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't he goading the gomen to take this action?

Just my humble opinion.

Lee said...

I am flabbergasted.The person reporting the racial slur was arrested under the ISA for doing her work... ie reporting.What warped logic!I am still unconvinced that YB Teresa Kok had done anything to warrant her detention under the ISA.The ISA was designed and used by the British to detain communist terorrists during colonial time.AAB is trying his best to remain for as long as possible...if possible, up till 2010.He is trying to tell the UMNO members that he is not weak.See, I can also use the ISA!

Better in Time said...


jgn lupa tukar alamat saya....

Hi&Lo said...

Kak Ton,

This is the holy month of Ramadan but it doesn't stop the fitnah and tar-brushing as an excuse for ISA.

When Pak Lah was reported on Sept 4 that the press must not be afraid to report the truth, it's not a licence. What he meant was report the truth but not if it threatens his position.