While we wait for further details, a thought went through my mind as to the reason(s) why RPK was arrested.

Of course, this bloke have given the authorities several ‘options’ which included the latest on the so-called seditious postings on Islam or rather, RPK’s interpretations on certain issues related to the religion.

However, is there a possibility that RPK was detained under the ISA for something he has not done yet? To be more precise, it was perhaps done to pre-empt another effort by RPK to stir up the hornet’s nest within UMNO itself. Confused? Well, if you look here, here and here, you may find all the clues lead to Putrajaya and someone there isn’t happy with the latest developments.

Since we are made to wait by the authorities to decide on a ‘sticky’ charge for RPK, why don’t you click on the image above to view a news clip. Honest reportings tend to clear up murky matters, don’t you think?

Oh yeah, one more thing. Please be so kind as to send the following SMS to your relatives, friends and colleagues:

RPK di-tahan bawah ISA. Sebagai tanda bersatu hati, anda di-jemput menghadiri perhimpunan di-stadium Kelana Jaya pada 8 mlm 15hb Sept 2008. Sila edarkan”

RPK detained under ISA. Pls come to Kelana Jaya Stadium 8pm 15th September, 2008 to show solidarity for RPK’.

Update: 2040HR 12/09/08.

To MT readers and commenters:
Posted by kasee
Friday, 12 September 2008 17:45
Remember May 13. The government is trying to use the same methods to make people angry so that if we all take to the streets to protest, it will basically give them a free ticket to arrest more people. So we must be clear on what NOT to do. Let’s not fall into their trap.

I am being told many political party leaders are now talking about what is proper to say in public, so when commenting please exercise the same restraint.

Next, we also need to know that RPK has not associated himself to any power or position. He is just like you and me except that he means well, can swear better and can talk louder. So, there is NOTHING for the government to gain by arresting him except to perpetuate their rule and to create the emotions to help them stay in control.

People are not stupid or ignorant anymore. Today, we have the internet and mobile phones. We can always alert each other on the progress. Unlike 1969, when you are thirsty for news, you may get angry and you would go to the streets. Not today.

So stay tuned to the developments as we bring them to you. But please stay cool, keep properly informed and do not over-react.

MT team


Update: 2210HR 12/09/08.

“Message from Marina Lee” via Alliedmartster’s MyBlogTV.

Update: 2355HR 12/09/08.

Two more taken under ISA. Sin Chew Daily’s Tan Hoon Cheng and DAP’s Teresa Kok. Details here.