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On 14th September ’08, I wrote “Perak closes Kamunting camp”.

SHA, the Home minister, signed the two-year detention order on RPK one day prior to the latter’s habeas corpus hearing in court. It appears that the BN administration are playing mind-games with RPK and us, and that there was never any intention from the federal government to uphold the rule of law.

Therefore, while AI’s plan for a peaceful and smooth power transition is put on hold, I’d like to see if he has the scrotal gumption to play hardball. After all, his nemesis, AAB, is hanging tough.

Therefore, will PR get their act together and use all their resources to draw a line of offense. KDC is in their backyard and it’s about time the landlord evict a recalcitrant tenant. Who knows if a victory there will lead to another type of eviction in Parliament.

It’s payback time, AI. Your win at PP had RPK’s hand in it. Aren’t you going to help him (and the others, if possible)? Look at it another way, AI. The BN administration can’t send you to KDC if it’s not there anymore. Kinda like saving your own skin, so to speak.

Oh yeah, one more thing, AI. The natives are restless and they might in fact help you achieve your lofty plans to become the next PM, through the Third Front as mentioned here, here and here. And I hope this other scenario is just rumors.

Update: 2040HR 24/09/08.

Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together.


There are currently two petitions running at the heels of potential signatories in the aftermath of BN’s infamous round-up of the usual suspects on 12th September ’08.

One was by Tony Pua of DAP entitled “Free Teresa, Abolish ISA” whilst another was written by Lim Teck Ghee of Centre for Policy Initiatives, a non-profit policy reform institute formally established in June ’08, addressed to the Prime Minister to “Free Raja Petra Kamaruddin, Teresa Kok and Others Held under the Internal Security Act”.

At the time of writing, both petitions have garnered 33,300 ++ and 20,500 ++ signatories respectively. Of course, by now, we know THC and TK are out free but 64 remain incarcerated including RPK.

Meanwhile, I don’t have to remind you of how incensed this bloke is.

I am equally perturbed at the general apathy of Malaysian civil society in addressing an injustice which is happening right before their very eyes. So we get the usual crappy excuses of not wanting to sign because a) Oh! It contains a very distressing clause b) I got family to feed so cannot lah c) What petition? and d) whatever typical apathetic Malaysians can conjure. What’s worse is that we also have so-called uber bloggers undermining a noble cause by NOT promoting the petition on their blogs and others who has a self-righteous attitude of dissecting semantics.

But that doesn’t get my goat.

This one does – Where are the signatories from members of PKR, DAP and PAS? There should be hundreds of thousands, if not millions, in their respective camps. Still busy campaigning ah?

If you can’t find the links to the petition on this posting, it’s because I didn’t bother to include it. Go find it elsewhere!

September 2008


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