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    Unblock his blog then detain him with ISA next day!


    What is the use of blocking internet these days? It does not work at all!

    Badawi found out about this recently and learned.

    Desperate last ditch move = ISA!

    4 MORE DAYS Badawi!
    4 MORE DAYS!



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    Raja Petra arrested under ISA
    Andrew Ong | Sep 12, 08 1:27pm
    Controversial blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin was arrested today under the Internal Security Act for allegedly being a threat to security, peace and public order.
    MCPX
    According to Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar, the 58-year old father of five would be detained under Section 73(1) of the ISA, which allows for detention of up to 60 days.
    “The police will do an assessment during this period and if they feel he should be held more than 60 days, the police will then refer to me,” Syed Hamid was quoted as saying by The Star.
    The minister also confirmed that the Sin Chew Daily, The Sun and Suara Keadilan were issued show cause letters. "They have been given a week to reply," he added.
    Raja Petra's wife Marina Lee Abdullah (right) earlier told Malaysiakini that 10 police personnel from Bukit Aman came to their home in Sungai Buloh at about 1.10pm to arrest him.
    When Malaysiakini contacted her at 1.25pm, the police personnel were still there. However, Raja Petra - popularly known by his initials RPK - was taken away to an unknown destination at 1.50pm. The police also confiscated some books and VCDs.
    On Sept 6, Syed Hamid had warned that RPK, who edits the popular news portal Malaysia Today, could be charged under the ISA for comments allegedly insulting Islam and Prophet Muhammad.
    The minister said several religious groups - Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim), Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia (Yadim), Federal Territory Islamic Religious Council (Maiwp) and Federal Territory Religious Department (Jawi) - had lodged police reports against him.
    The groups had complained Raja Petra's comment in an article entitled 'I promise to be a good, non-hypocritical Muslim' allegedly used sentences that insulted Muslims.

    The government ordered the blocking of the Malaysia Today website two weeks ago, but the ban was lifted yesterday.
    The ban together with Syed Hamid's warning to invoke the ISA had sparked a public furore against government censorship of the Internet.
    Opposition parties too accused Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's administration of attempting to gag the press in a bid to salvage his party's sinking popularity.
    Second time under ISA
    Raja Petra is also alleged to have allowed comments to appear on his website that degraded Islam and Prophet Muhammad in an article entitled "Not all Arabs are descendants of the Prophet".
    This is the second time that RPK, a member of the Selangor royal family, has been detained under ISA, which allows for indefinite detention without trial.
    His first arrest under the tough security law was on April 10, 2001. RPK was detained as part of a crackdown against reformasi activists in which nine others were also held.
    At that time, he was webmaster for the now defunct FreeAnwar.com site.
    Raja Petra was subsequently released after 53 days in detention. However, six of the reformasi leaders were eventually sent to the Kamunting Detention Centre in Taiping where they were detained for two years.

    Charged earlier for sedition, defamation
    The controversial blogger was earlier charged with sedition and defamation after linking Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife to the sensational murder of a Mongolian woman.

    In that case, a close friend of the deputy premier - Abdul Razak Baginda - was charged with abetting the murder of 28-year-old Altantuya Shaariibuu, whose body was blown up with explosives.

    Two police officers from an elite force, whose duties included guarding the prime minister and Najib, were also charged with the killing.

    The ISA, which human rights groups have pushed to have abolished, provides for renewable two-year periods of detention without trial and is normally used against suspected terrorists.

    It has also been used to lock up opponents of the government, and last year five Hindraf leaders were detained three weeks after mounting a mammoth rally in the streets of Kuala Lumpur on Nov 25.

    A number of activists, including prominent fellow bloggers, were seen visiting Raja Petra's house this afternoon. Among them were lawyer Haris Ibrahim and Selangor executive councillor Ronnie Liu. (photo above)
    posted by uncleyap at 4:01 AM
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    'Gov't must justify RPK's arrest'
    Athi Veeranggan | Sep 12, 08 7:01pm The government has been urged to summon an emergency Parliament meeting next week to deliberate and explain the use of Internal Security Act on blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin today.
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    "The onus is on the government to justify the blogger's detention without strong evidence," said Ipoh Barat member of parliament M Kulasegaran.

    The best forum to do it is the Parliament, he said, calling on the government to own up its public accountability and ministerial responsibility.

    He believed the government crackdown on media and bloggers, and Raja Petra's detention was a scare tactic to create a ‘chilling political atmosphere' in the country, and depicted it as "hiding behind a legal shield to instil fear on everyone".

    He said many Malaysians regularly surfed Raja Petra's website Malaysia Today to gain first hand information on current happenings much to the government's dislike.

    "The government should learn to agree to disagree," he told Malaysiakini.

    Raja Petra's sudden detention without trial under the draconian Internal Security Act has sent shock waves across the country and drew sharp criticisms from politicians and civil rights activists alike.

    Meanwhile Abolish ISA Movement (GMI) chairperson Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh urged Raja Petra's wife Marina Lee Abdullah, children and lawyers to take immediate steps to ensure safety of the detained blogger.

    "They should immediately seek access to him at the detention centre and secure the government assurances on his safety.

    "Anything could happen," he said.

    A fresh crackdown?

    Civil rights activist BK Ong feared Raja Petra's detention could be the beginning of the repeat of 1987 Ops Lallang crackdown on the civil rights and liberty movement currently gaining momentum across the country.

    "The Umno-led government could use ISA as its last resort to launch a nationwide crackdown to restore its waning power.

    "It could be used as a deadly weapon to crackdown on the mushrooming civil groups in order to stay in power," he said, calling on activists to exercise restraint and not to react to government provocation.

    He called on the civil activists to collectively organise rational forums and use cyberspace effectively as their tools to derail the government's efforts to disintegrate the current nationwide uprising towards a change for a freer and liberal country.

    "Activists should encourage the people to lead a collective movement for a change away from government's notorious crackdown operations and rigid application of draconian laws," he told Malaysiakini.

    Penang-based Hindu Action Network coordinator G Mugunthan also blasted the government's deployment of ISA on the prominent blogger as a desperate act.

    "If the government has evidence to prove RPK's wrongdoings against the nation's interests, it should charge him in the court of law.

    "ISA is not the solution," he said.

    MCA leader wants explanation

    DAP veteran politician S Neelamekan said Raja Petra's detention, recent blocking of websites and issuance of show cause letters to three newspapers were results of Umno internal political chaos.

    He criticised the Umno government of reverting to its old style of cracking down the media and civil liberty when it's power had been weakened.

    Penang MCA deputy chairperson Lau Chiek Tuan called on the government to explain and legitimate the reasons behind the use of ISA on Raja Petra.

    <!-- video begin --><!-- video end -->"The authorities must immediately convince the public to justify its action," he said.
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    MalaysiaToday | The People's Portal | Malaysian News

    <!-- BEGIN: CONTENT -->
    RPK arrested

    Friday, 12 September 2008 14:13 zen


    Raja Petra Kamaruddin (RPK) has been arrested under the Internal Security Act (ISA) while Sin Chew Daily, Suara Keadilan and The Sun have all been issued show cause letters by the Home Ministry as reported by Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor, the Minister of Energy, Water and Communications. He said “The Cabinet has asked the ministry to direct MCMC to reinstate access to any blocked website with immediate effect. At the same time, it is asking MCMC to closely cooperate with the police, the Attorney-General’s Office and the Home Minister to monitor any website or blog to ensure that this does not contain seditious, racist or religiously insensitive remarks. Instead of blocking access to offensive websites, the Cabinet wants authorities to investigate and act quickly against the owners of these sites,”


    -Zen, MalaysiaToday
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    Default Re: Badawi: Ban Blog not effective, so ISA next

    Anwar must succeed for freedom to prevail in this beleaguered region.

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    Freedom will be nothing if the new government does not place effective plans for the country.

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    Final interview: RPK saw it coming

    Andrew Ong | Sep 12, 08 7:30pm Blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin had been lying low in anticipation of being arrested under the Internal Security Act since early this week.
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    In an interview with the BBC on Tuesday, Raja Petra said he wanted to avoid arrest in order to continue operating his Malaysia Today news portal in the run-up to the possible change in government on Sept 16.

    “I have to lay low to disseminate information. If they pick me up after Sept 16, I don’t care,” he said in the phone interview three days ago.

    This is believed to be Raja Petra’s last known interview before he was arrested under Section 73(1) of the ISA today. He is currently being held by the police in an unknown location.

    He is expected to be held under police's custody for up to 60 days before being sent to the Kamunting Detention Centre in Taiping, Perak, where ISA detainees are incarcerated.

    Raja Petra said worries of an impending arrest was triggered by Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar’s warning that he could be detained under the tough security law for allegedly insulting Islam in an article he wrote in Malaysia Today.

    “I was told they would probably pick up all the bloggers, at least until it is safe to release everyone again, but we need to be free because we need information to flow,” he said.

    Following this, Raja Petra said he had not gone home since Sunday. He was however arrested at his home at 1.10pm today by a team of 10 police officers.

    Government’s last tango ‘to silence us’


    Raja Petra dismissed the government’s claim that cyber dissidents were inciting religious or racial sentiments.

    Malaysia Today has always been propagating stability and racial unity. What we are propagating is the exact opposite of what the government is saying,” he said.

    He accused the government of being guilty of whipping up fear by suggesting that there would be racial riots in the event of a change in government.

    “Show me one country where the government changes and people die. (This would not happen) unless those who lose power wish to do something (to cause bloodshed),” he added.

    When asked whether action was being taken against him because of his role in publishing allegations linking Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and his wife to a high-profile murder case, he said: “I think it’s not just that.”

    “Over the last four years, Malaysia Today had been a real pain... The government has tried all sort of things (to stop us) - arrest, harrasment, confiscation of computers, criminal charges and civil suits.

    “They find that we do not let up and continue. I suppose the government is going for its last attempt, its last tango, to silence us.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by uncleyap View Post

    “They find that we do not let up and continue. I suppose the government is going for its last attempt, its last tango, to silence us.”
    When will it be LKY's turn to Final Tango? Faster please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by istana_pest View Post
    When will it be LKY's turn to Final Tango? Faster please!
    Just don't let Chee be the next PM. Neither should LTK or CST.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Sim View Post
    dickhead this you don't have to worry lah

    even if a primate from the zoo become the next PM is much better

    than your PAP old fart and any PAP scums-in-white .... kekeke
    Who? I've always said that ALL political parties in SG have failed the people. Both ruling and opposition.

    Are you are one who's vocab is limited to swearing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tookara View Post
    Anwar must succeed for freedom to prevail in this beleaguered region.
    He is pro-US and the US is showing their backing for him.
    So those people supporting him will be disappointed,if and when he becomes the PM.

    Badawi is in a corner,even his own party - UMNO is trying to distance away from him,so he will use any "weapons" at his disposal,in order to get over this crisis.

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    Dark days for Malaysia

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    Anwar pro US when he likes it. He was and is gettign to be pro PAS. Welcome to a no pork Malaysia!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Sim View Post
    whats there to swear?

    just call a spade a spade

    yes all your PAP masters are

    criminals, thieves, corrupt scums, bullies, tyrants and murderers!!!

    you're a retard for promoting the crimes and filth of these animals!
    My master is myself. Not the PAP,SDP,WP,SDA,RP,NSP. ALL POLITICAL PARTIES HAVE FAILED SINGAPOREANS!!!

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    Quite astounding and also a cause for concern with the escalation in the last few days. Army chief making veiled public threats (have not seen such a thing in Malaysia before), BN back bench MPs going on sojourn to Taiwan, PKR team following them later, Muhyiddin's flip flop in S'pore, Mahathir seeking to re-join UMNO and continuing to throw stones at Badawi, Najib playing it cool even talking about Anwar going to Antartica and now Badawi invoking ISA. Dark days indeed Bro. Whatever next?

    Quote Originally Posted by omega View Post
    Dark days for Malaysia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Porfirio Rubirosa View Post
    Quite astounding and also a cause for concern with the escalation in the last few days. Army chief making veiled public threats (have not seen such a thing in Malaysia before), BN back bench MPs going on sojourn to Taiwan, PKR team following them later, Muhyiddin's flip flop in S'pore, Mahathir seeking to re-join UMNO and continuing to throw stones at Badawi, Najib playing it cool even talking about Anwar going to Antartica and now Badawi invoking ISA. Dark days indeed Bro. Whatever next?
    Shouldn't this tell some people that if they continue to sing the same old tune to the audience, peole will get sick of it and start throwing bottles and glasses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Sim View Post
    hehe PAP dog when have SDP,WP,SDA,RP,NSP rule Sink-a-poor?

    have you taken your meds today?

    LOL ....
    Swearing man, failed doesn't not mean ruling. Even WP has ruled Hougang and SDA PP. They still have failed Singaporeans AS a whole you dumb ass.

    SDP supporters have no brains

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Sim View Post
    dickhead - Hougang and PP still need to abide by your PAP bastards laws!

    retard - can you now understand opps therefore don't rule these 2 areas

    go and take your meds now!
    When i say failed, they have failed to give Singaporeans any effective policies. Now go bakc and start protesting or shut up.

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    And i SAID ALL POLITICAL PARTIES INCLUDED YOUR HATED ENEMY. SO WHY ARE YOU PICK AT THIS YOU "ONLY KNOW HOW TO SWEAR" PERSON

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    Sin Chew journalist released

    <!--start pix1--> <table align="center" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2"> <tbody><tr> <td class="caption" id="aphoto">
    Sin Chew Daily News reporter Tan Hoon Cheng is seen here back at her Bukit Mertajam home and talking on her mobile phone.</td></tr> </tbody></table> <!--end pix1--> KUALA LUMPUR, Sat.:
    Sin Chew Daily journalist, Tan Hoon Cheng, who was arrested under the Internal Security Act (ISA) yesterday, was released from the Federal Police Headquarters (Bukit Aman) here at about 2.30pm today.
    <!--start pix2 & pix3--> <table width="200" align="right" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3"> </table> <!--end pix2 & pix3--> Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar confirmed the 32-year-old woman’s release at a press conference at Bukit Aman.

    It is learnt that she was taken to Bukit Aman following her arrest at 8.30pm in Penang yesterday.

    Syed Hamid said Tan’s detention under the ISA was part of the police’s swift action to ensure her safety after she received threatening calls.

    He said police intelligence found the journalist’s life to be under threat after she reported about an Umno division leader’s allegedly racist remarks.
    <center><!-- start video--> <!-- end video--> </center>
    Meanwhile, in GEORGE TOWN, Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng welcomed the unconditional release of Tan. Lim said he was informed by the Penang police that Tan was released at 11.10am.

    "Her unconditional release is a people's victory and the outcome of sustained public pressure against the use of draconian laws," he said in a press statement.

    "Tan has done us proud by standing up for her professional duties as a reporter and we will be focusing our energies toward securing the release of (DAP MP) Teresa Kok and (prominent blogger) Raja Petra as well as other detainees," he said.
    The Sin Chew Daily News journalist - Tan Hoon Cheng is released as per news from K.L.

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    in the West those who drew the cartoons insulting Islam get protection depsite the uproar

    in th east, those who say one small word get arrested

    Do we want the Western idea?

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