Re: Malaysia’s kangaroo court refuses to release ethnic Indian activists
- From: radzania <amndpe@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 17:58:20 -0700 (PDT)
On May 16, 12:59 am, fruitella <visualseep...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The so called 'internal security act' is just a means of using terrorWHAT ABOUT THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS WHO STILL VOTE FOR THE EXISTING
tactics of imprisonment to deny people their rights.
GOVERNMENT, WHICH STILL PRACTICE ISA?MAJORITY OF THE VOTERS STILL
BELIEVE IN THEM, THE MINORITY OF THE VOTERS HAVE TO STOP BICKERING
AND ACEPT THE RESULT.
INDIANS AREA THE MAJORITY? THERES ANOTHER WAY TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM.
REGISTER YOURSELF EARLIER FOR THE RIGHT TO VOTE NEXT ELECTION. MAKE
MORE BABIES WHO SHARE YOUR IDEOLOGY, I AM SURE IF YOU ALL OF YOU
PRACTICE DEMOCRACY, YOU MAIN CONCERN IS YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE YOUR
REPRESENTATIVES IN PARLIAMENT OR STATE.
RATHER THAN DEMONSTRATIONS. IF YOU TALKING ABOUT RIGHTS? YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT TO VOICE YOUR DISPUTES, BUT YOU ALSO HAVE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR
YOUR ACTIONS.IN CASE ANOTHER PARTY IS OFFENDED, SHOULDNT THEY ALSO
HAVE THE RIGHT TO TAKE TAKE ACTION AGAINST YOU. i AM NOT SAYING THE
PRESENT GOVERNMENT IS PERFECT, THEY ALSO HAVE FLAWLS, BUT i BELIEVE IN
VOICING MY RESENTMENTS IN THE FORM OF BALLOT VOTE.
The only thing it will result in is more resentment among Indians in
Malaysia’s court refuses to release ethnic Indian activists
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s highest court on Wednesday refused to release
five ethnic Indian activists being held indefinitely under a tough
security law for mounting an anti-discrimination rally.
Attorney General Abdul Gani Patail said the three Federal Court judges
led by chief judge Alauddin Mohamad Sherif agreed with an earlier high
court ruling that said the detention was lawful.
“It was a unanimous decision by the three judges, who agreed that the
decision by the high court should be upheld, after going through the
arguments of both sides thoroughly,” Abdul Gani said.
The five, including a newly sworn-in state lawmaker, were held under
the Internal Security Act (ISA) after enraging the government in
November by mounting a mass rally alleging discrimination against
minority ethnic Indians.
Ethnic Indians make up less than eight per cent of the 27 million
population of the mainly Muslim-Malay country.
Lawyers for the five said they would appeal on Monday for the Federal
Court to review its decision.
“The judges did not address the arguments we submitted,” said
prominent lawyer and opposition lawmaker Karpal Singh.
“This is a very important case with far-reaching consequences. How can
they detain someone without a police investigation?” Karpal said.
During a hearing last month, Abdul Gani urged the court not to release
the activists as they were a threat to national security and that
Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had ordered their detention after
a thorough investigation.
But Karpal had argued that their detention was illegal and tantamount
to an abuse of power by the government because there had been no 60-
day investigation period beforehand.
Ethnic Indian rights group Hindraf urged opposition lawmakers to
protest against the ruling.
“We are calling on all 82 opposition MPs to stage a one-day walkout of
parliament to show the people’s anger at the decision and the
government’s attempt to stop any discussion of the ISA in the
parliament,” group coordinator R. Thanenthiran said, adding they would
organise more demonstrations if they were not freed.
“We now have no choice but to demonstrate in order to get justice.”
Rights groups say 70 people, mainly alleged Islamic militants, are
being held under the ISA.
Parts of the act date back to the British colonial era, when it was
used against communist insurgents. It provides for two-year detention
periods that can be renewed indefinitely.—AFP
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