Teresa Kok Released From ISA Detention
This good news was announced by her lawyer Sankaran Nair.
Over the past few days the authorities had come under severe criticism from various quarters including Umno for misusing the Act. Even that biggest abuser of the ISA, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, had condemned the use of the Internal Security Act against Raja Petra, who is the editor of controversial online news portal Malaysia Today, and Kok, a Selangor executive councillor and Seputeh MP.
Following the embarrassing about-turn and release of the Sin Chew reporter Tan Hoon Cheng after 18 hours of detention, things have been basically going downhill for the kerajaan.
But this travesty of justice by the authorities should not go unpunished. For a start, Home Minister Syed Hamid must resign if he still has any political conviction and honour left in him. Next Khir Toyol who started the shit stirring must be pulled up and charged in court. Even a swine like him does not deserve to be arrested under the ISA. He's not a terrorist but a politically slimy bastard of the first order who will lie and cheat to any extent to get his way.
And as for that religio-racist Umno mouthpiece Utusan Malaysia, nothing can or will happen to them, not even a rap on the wrist. We'll have to wait for Anwar to come to power before taking meaningful action against the bigots there.