Whoever you are out there, if you are Malaysian, read this.
Today, September 12, 2008, should be a day you remember. The purge has begun.
This is the day they detained Raja Petra Kamarudin, and TWO OTHER WOMEN; Theresa Kok (Seputeh MP), and REPORTER Tan Hoon Cheng from from Chinese language daily, Sin Chew Jit Poh, under that sword-of-Damocles; Internal Security Act.
You can say anything you like. But the truth is, this is a government that will put writers and women into jail. DETENTION without trial.
There are hundreds of journalists in this country. If they choose to, they can make their feelings known. Instead of “being concerned” I think this is the time Norilla Daud (National Union of Journalists chairperson) must get off her ass and for once, do justice to that post she held since God knows when.
It’s about time the Syed Nadzris and Wong Chun Wais and Citizen Nades of this country justify their lofty titles.
It is time MCA and Gerakan comes out and ask “What the fuck is going on” loudly.
It’s about time Anwar Ibrahim justifies the faith of the thousands of Permatang Pauh voters.
ISA is the coward’s way of putting down dissent. This is 2008. Well into a new century.
All of you Malaysians with a shred of honour left, ask yourself, what have you done to deserve your citizenship. Claim this country before it’s too late.