Your MP's Question of the Week #27

The Internal Security Act (ISA) is an outdated piece of legislation. It was originally put into force to curb communist insurgency to preserve the internal security of the nation. Its draconian nature allows the executive government to detain individuals without trial.

Instead of the Act being revoked long time ago because it has outlived its usefulness, of late we have seen it being abused and invoked to detain persons whom the administration believe are a threat to them.

The recent victims are Raja Petra Kamarudin, Tan Hoon Cheng and Teresa Kok.

When there is mass public outcry against their unlawful and unwarranted detentions, the Badawi administration reacted quickly by offering all kinds of public statements. Two of the most prominent leaders who have come out to rationalise the government’s actions are Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi and Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar. At best the statements they make are generally viewed by the public as ludicrous, absurd and bordering on stupidity. As days progress, one seems to be lying and the other made a scapegoat. All in all both of them somehow sadly appear to be laughably tripping over themselves.

But the public is still greatly displeased and the people want to know one thing. They truly want to know the real culprit behind these recent baseless and unnecessary ISA detentions. Whose heavy hand has been tainted? Who has been the dark power behind these arrests?

The question for this week then is:

Between Abdullah Badawi and Syed Hamid Albar, who do you think is the minister who has abused the ISA and committed a crime against the people of Malaysia?

– Terjemahan oleh Lee Wee Tak – Ucapan ribuan terima kasih dari Wee Choo Keong –

Soalan Wakil Rakyat Anda Minggu Ini ke-27

Akta Keselamatan Dalaman / Internal Security Act (ISA) adalah undang-undang yang ketinggalan zaman. Ia digubal untuk mencegah pemberontakan bersenjata komunis untuk menjaga keselamatan dalaman negara. Sifat ketegasan (atau kezalimannya?) memberi kuasa kepada pihak kerajaan menahan orang tanpa bicara.

Akta ini tidak dibatalkan walaupun keadaan untuk menggunakannya sudah lalu berlalu. Bahkan baru-baru ini kita dapat lihat salahgunanya di mana orang yang dianggap mencabar pihak pentadbiran telah ditahan bawah akta ini.
Manga-mangsa terkini adalah Raja Petra Kamarudin, Tan Hoon Cheng and Teresa Kok.

Apabila orang awam membantah penahanan yang tidak patut dan salah di sisi undang-undang ini, pentadbiran Badawi menyahut dengan pelbagai kenyataan umum. Dua pemimpin utama yang cuba menerangkan tindakan penahanan adalah Perdana Menteri Abdullah Badawi dan Menteri Dalaman Syed Hamid Albar. Pandangan umum mengenai kenyataan mereka adalah tidak boleh dipercaya, tidak waras dan mendekati taraf bodoh. Setiap hari yang berlalu, salah seorang nampaknya sedang berbohong dan satu lagi nampaknya menanggung akibat kesalahan besar. Kedua-dua mereka nampaknya menjatuhkan sesama sendiri. Tak tahu keadaan ini disifatkan sebagai sedih atau lucu.

Tetapi orang umum masih sangat tidak gembira dan ingin tahu satu perkara. Mereka ingin tahu siapa yang mengeluarkan arahan penahanan ISA yang tidak wajar dan tidak perlu. Tangan siapakah yang ternoda? Siapakah pihak “kuasa gelap” yang mengarahkan penahanan ini?

Oleh itu, soalan minggu ini adalah:

Antara Abdullah Badawi dan Syed Hamid Albar, siapakah yang anda rasa telah menyalahgunakan ISA dan melakukan suatu jenayah terhadap rakyat Malaysia?


  1. Seriously Syed Hamid Albar is just a messenger boy taking order from higher up. He is just trying to put up some not too successful “childish” excuses of both the arrests & the releases.

    I think the order & ABUSE came direct from a join decision from Abdullah Badawi & Najib. period.

  2. Syed Hamid is just a pawn in the Sleepy Head’s game plan to keep him power. The Sleepy Head is just bad for the nation. For 3 years in power, the Sleepy Head has put the country in the shit!

    The Sleepy head had to go and go NOW. I am glad that the Sleepy Head has no credibility. He is just a big joke.

    Badawi please go away the Country does not need you any more! Please wake up Bodohwi and get out b’cos Malaysians have had enough of you.

    The country has gone 2 d dogs!!!

  3. Syed Hamid is a stupid idiot judging from his statements. And he actually became a minister???!!!

    Pak Lah was probably sleeping through it all.


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  5. Obviously Syed Albar is the messanger who takes order from his boss Abdullah. He is not somebody who is courageous enough to take the initiative on his own. See the way he tried very hard to push the blame to everyone but himself. In other words, he’s a coward. His body language tells it all. It’s either Badawi or Najib who’s behind the puppet master.

  6. Syed Hamid, with his spade of inconsistent statements, once said that the arrest is not ordered by him.

    Badawi seems unable to offer anything else apart from saying ISA s a “good law”???

    I suppose Samy Vellu might got it right, “it is act of God.” or someone who thinks he or she is god.

    I have no answer. Maybe the butler did it.

  7. Will u still want to eat chicken cooked 1 week ago…
    All laws should be review and changed if necessary every 10 years…then it would applicable to the world that is changing from time to time….

  8. Halo YB,

    Do you know there’s something Badawi can do to show he is still the taiko lah.

    His cabinet is not giving him face so why should Badawi as the prime minister give them face also. He should hang the whole bunch and send them packing home what. They are ungrateful. He don’t make his move he die. He make his move he also die. So the best thing to do is Badawi make his move and let his UMNO ministers die also lah.

    As the PM Badawi can dissolve Parliment and call for a snap election. He don’t have to nominate all the UMNO useless and ungrateful b**tards to stand for their consituency so no more ministership for them lah. So easy for Badawi lah. This is his last powerful weapon to protect himself do he know or not?

    Maybe the 13 PRU Badawi and BN may win. Maybe they dont and so do Anwar Ibrahim a favour lah.

    Badawi, I hope you can read this comment from me. Good idea for you or not? You choose lah. At the same time tell all the bising UMNO ministers to go fly kite.

    PM, can I charge RM2 million for this idea for you ah?

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