What Would Be BN’s Acceptable Symbol For “Nation-In-Distress” Then?
Posted by ErnieJean on September 18, 2008
The Home Minister, after the ISAing of 3 civilians, oops 2, after realising that one cannot touch bcos got MCA taikor watching over, (apparently no one is sure whether it was under his orders or not, as he has been dicing around with the reply to that question) came out to reassure that there’ll be no more detention, provided there’ll be no more threats to the national security, or some crap like that lah.
Well, looks like a harmless family man, whose only sin is to love his country too passionately, was deemed enough of a threat to national security to be arrested last night….but what did he do? Raise a dagger in full view of the entire nation on live television? Threaten busy-body journalists? Part of a secret underground military group to overthrow the government? Rape students under his charge? Road rage? What!!?? What!!??
The Star, Thursday September 18, 2008
Blogger held under Sedition Act
By IAN MCINTYRE
KOTA BARU: One of the pioneering bloggers in the country, Syed Azidi Syed Aziz, better known as Sheikh Kickdefella, was detained by police yesterday for posting allegedly seditious statements on his portal.
According to his wife Bariah Ishak, her husband, who is an employee of Mentri Besar Incorporated, was picked up from their home in Demit here around 5pm by three plainclothes police officers.
“We were informed that the police were looking for us on Tuesday and waited for them but they didn’t show up. We thought the worst was over but (yesterday), they came looking for him and so he surrendered,” she said.
Police informed them that Syed Azidi was being detained under the Sedition Act but Bariah, 37, said she was confused as they did not produce any warrant of arrest, which is the procedure for those detained under the Act.
Insulting the flag is it? Well, Mr. Home Minister, remember this incident?
The Star, Tuesday September 11, 2007
Anger over burning of Jalur Gemilang
KUALA LUMPUR: Two state Umno information chiefs have hit out at those who burnt the Jalur Gemilang during the riot in Kuala Terengganu on Saturday night.
Terengganu Umno information chief Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek said that such acts reflected total disrespect to the nation’s 50 years of Independence.
“I am shocked and sad over what happened especially, when there are reports of destruction to public property,” he said at the Parliament lobby yesterday.
Kelantan Umno information chief Datuk Mohd Alwi Che Ahmad echoed Ahmad Shabery’s sentiments.
“I condemn the Opposition’s tutelage of young minds, which had led to the burning of the national flag,” he added.
Marang MP Datuk Abdul Rahman Bakar expressed his disgust on the torching of the Jalur Gemilang.
“They (rioters) should not be forgiven,” he said.
The riot in Kuala Terengganu was raised in Parliament yesterday.
Opposition Leader Lim Kit Siang said the incident had marred the “feel good” effect of the 2008 Budget as well as the 50th Merdeka celebration.
He questioned why a peaceful political gathering held by Bersih, a coalition of political parties and non-governmental organisations, had turned into a confrontation between the police and the crowd.
“There should be a public inquiry into the incident,” he added.
Terengganu Umno Youth information chief Razali Idris has lodged a police report against rioters who torched the Jalur Gemilang.
More than a dozen Jalur Gemilang and Umno flags, and Barisan Nasional banners, were burned during the riot.
Of course, there were many “question marks” raised by level-headed folks regarding that flag burning incident………
“In what has come to be seen by many of us as standard operating procedure, the authorities and Barisan Nasional MPs have sought to divert attention from the core issues of the events at Pantai Batu Buruk, the refusal/rejection of a permit for a peaceful gathering for legitimate purpose, the possible deployment of agent provocateurs and the questionable shooting of unarmed persons – http://malikimtiaz.blogspot.com/2007/09/of-flag-burning-and-trampled.html“
Could that be the reason for the “non-closure” of this incident, despite the calls by many brave BN MPs in Parliament to catch hold of the culprit(s)? What happened to the efficiency of our “police intel”?
If displaying an international accepted symbol for Nation In Distress on one’s own personal blog is deemed “unacceptable” by Malaysian (oops…I mean BN) Standards, then what is deemed appropriate? This pose, as demonstrated by our two “beloved” leaders?