The detention without trial of a Malaysian couple by Swedish authorities for allegedly hitting their son’s hand for not performing his prayers has received the attention of our Foreign Minister YB Datuk Anifah Aman, who has since been doing his best to assist the family of the detained couple and secure their early release. Yours truly has been informed that the relatives of the detained couple are very grateful to YB Datuk Anifah Aman for his relentless efforts in providing all assistance to the family of the detained couple. The Malaysian couple has already been detained without trial for more than a month. Please read HERE & HERE.
So far there are only two NGOs have protested over the said detention without trial of the Malaysian couple. Ikatan Rakyat Insan Muslim Malaysia (IRIMM) and the Malaysia Muslim Chamber of Economic and Social Affairs (DESMMA) have sent a protest memorandum to the Embassy of Sweden here over the detention without trial of the Malaysian couple, HERE.
The silence from the so-called “Champions of Human Rights” in Malaysia and Mr Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director for New York-based Human Rights Watch, on the detention without trial of the said Malaysian couple in Sweden is most DEAFENING. They were very quick to condemn our government for any slight allegation of violation of human right or draconian law that provides power for detention without trial. When there was similar allegations against the developed countries like Sweden, USA and others, they will opt for WILLFUL BLINDNESS. Why the double standard?
May be the so-called “Champions of Human Rights” in Malaysia and the said Mr Phil Robertson are oblivious of the news of the Malaysian couple being detained without trial in Sweden. In the premises, Ms June Wong, the editor-in-chief of the Star Newspapers should use her connection to inform them of the said detention without trial of the Malaysian couple.
Perhaps after they have been kept fully informed of said detention without trial of the Malaysian couple in Sweden, they would no doubt organise a big demonstration or protest in front of the Swedish Embassy. When that happens, the Star could publish the news to highlight the protest against violation of human rights in Sweden. The publication of such news will also put Ms June Wong in a better light and strengthen the claim that she is the most impartial editor-in-chief in Malaysia.