ISA-Mania, can you smell what Badawi’s cooking?

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Dec 13 2007
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Before the 8 million Malaysian viewers happily paid, despite the forever-long advertisements, for Astro’s channels, people in Malaysia relied on VCR (video cassette recorders) for entertainment. Those were the days when Malaysians, regardless of their race would grab a seat and order a glass of Teh Tarik which cost less than a ringgit and watch their favorite wrestling episodes via the normal television set. The mamak stall was one of the entertainment outlets for the majority of middle-income group of people. Of course now the same mamak stalls are equipped with flat-TV or projector-TV, not to mention some comes with air-cond.

Surprisingly I didn’t enjoy the current version of mamak stalls despite their free Astro channels provision. Probably they only telecast the football or soccer matches. Maybe they should bring back the good old days style of giving consumers the excitement of wrestling, first known as WWW, WWF and now WWE. Remember those wrestlers such as King Kong Bundy, Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, Randy Savage, Ultimate Warrior, UnderTaker, the Hard Foundation, Stone Cold and The Rock – to name some of them?

Now talk about these wrestlers; each of them has their own signature or finishing moves. They also have their own signature songs etc. Of all the wrestlers my favorites are Stone Cold and The Rock. Stone Cold would enter the ring and smash two cans of beers and show you his middle fingers. The Rock would scream “Finally the Rock has come back to Kuala Lumpur New York City (depending on the city the game was held)” before moving his eyebrows.
TheRock StoneCold ISAYes, Finally Malaysian PM Abdullah Badawi has executed the ISA, the dragonian detention without trial – no more Mr Nice Guy. In the latest news five Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leaders have been arrested and detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA). As one of the most powerful Prime Minister in the world (Besides PM, he also holds the Finance Minister and Minister of Internal Security), Badawi signed the 2-year detention order under Section 8 (1) of the ISA to detain without trial P. Uthayakumar, M. Manoharan, R. Kenghadharan, V. Ganabatirau and T. Vasanthakumar. Arrested between 12:30pm and 2:30pm the five were sent straight to the Kamunting detention centre in Taiping, Perak, to be detained for two years, without undergoing the usual 60-day investigation period – reported MalaysiaKini.

Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi’s administration has been rocked by a slew of public protests in recent weeks. Despite Badawi’s pledge that he actually has “Big Ears” to listen to people, scores of activists have been detained and charged with illegal assembly. AP reported that Malaysia’s opposition parties and rights groups Wednesday urged the government to heed public demands for racial justice and electoral reforms if it wants to prevent further street demonstrations.

Badawi who repeatedly said the street demonstrations (no matter how peaceful) are not part of Malaysian culture. Interestingly, UMNO, the party he’s leading was the same party that demonstrated againsts the formation of Malayan Union by British government back in 1946. So it’s not true that street demonstration was not part of the nation’s culture, let alone UMNOs’. Instead, street demonstrations were one of the contributing factors that Malaysia gained Independence from British.

What can be seen now is the short-cut route taken by Badawi to suppress the people on the street’s growing frustration against his administration. Would the PM continue to sign detention order to other leaders who held the Bersih (The Coalition for Clean and Fair Election) previously, now that all the leaders of Hindraf (Hindu Rights Action Force) are behind bar? Would the PM even put former Deputy PM Anwar under ISA to prevent him from contesting the next general election? Would the PM even give a damn to all the oppositions and anyone who question his administration and policies?
Badawi ISAWith more than two-third majority given by the voters (the same people who are grumbling now), basically the PM can do anything, even to change the Constitution anyway he likes. The PM has proposed the bill to amend Article 114 of the Federal Constitution, which will effect in Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman’s extension as the Election Commission (EC) Chairperson up to one-and-a-half years, despite objections as Abdul Rashid has demonstrated bias towards the ruling government. In the latest example Abdul Rashid mentioned only the current regime (ruling government) could administer the country when he should be independent in ensuring a fair election process.

You got to see how the Member of Parliament was being assaulted and humiliated (without any respect) to judge how deteriote the current system is, there’s no court order mind you. So what if Malaysia is turned to “police state”? Who can do anything about it? Who can lecture the PM even if he’s striking back with more ISA(s)? Absolutely nobody, not even The Rock and Stone Cold combined ‘cos FinanceTwitter said so. Can you smell what Badawi is cooking *two cans of beer please*? Finally, Badawi has come back to evil-ISA town!!!

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malaysia is not safe now, rakyat are fucked up

hello anonymous … regardless of the condition there’re still millions of voters who prefer to vote blindly …

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