Hishammuddin threatens religious agitators with ISA
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 13 – Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the government will not hesitate to use the Internal Security Act (ISA) against those playing up religious and racial issues as it will affect national security.
He assured that the ministry would investigate and identify those responsible for throwing firebombs at several churches.
“We will not hesitate to use the law, including the ISA, and will act against anybody irrespective of their background,” he said in the “Soal Jawab Khas” programme on TV3 last night.
Hishammuddin reminded the public not to believe the SMS messages being circulated as the ministry and police were keeping them informed of the latest developments.
“We had issued official information via the ministry and police. We did not make it up and reported as it is,” he said.
Investigation since Jan 8, however, showed that the attacks were not planned and coordinated by certain groups.
Hishammuddin said the government had always been cautious in its action to check threats against national security. – Bernama (via TMI)
Hmmm .. did the home minister ask the IGP earlier why there weren’t any road-blocks set up at any place in KL, PJ and/or Selangor prior to the Friday gatherings?
After all, the IGP said “I will do whatever is needed to ensure that the country is safe“. Belatedly, after the fact, of course.
Yer know lah, the kind of PDRM road checks that sort of made every motorist fume to no end due to the ensuing the massive traffic jams, like the ones we were confronted with in previous errr .. gatherings.
It could have been viewed as an overt deterrent, sod off sort of, by the ‘unplanning and uncoordinated (sic) agitators’, religious or otherwise, isn’t it?
It could have pre-empted/saved/reduced precious time and manpower to handle all these ‘after-the-horse-has-bolted-the-stable-what-nots’.
It could have … aaahhh .. never mind.
Imps can always find the tiniest wormhole to hide in, right?
And why use ISA? If you can catch-em, charge-em in a court of law lah!