For latest information, please see postings by Elizabeth Wong. Elizabeth has been so stressed and frustrated by the police bull and heels dragging on the dodgy detention of a citizen that she (most unusally) blessed all readers with colourful exopressions. Thank you Elizabeth for expressing our similar feelings along as well.
There is also a malaysiakini video clip (7 minutes).
KTemoc supports and calls for the immediate release of Nathaniel Tan. The police action has thus far been unjustified by normal standards of democratic process or even national security considerations, and thus represents yet another case of oppressive repression of free speech and draconian persecution and intimidation of law abiding citizens.
poster by Mob1900 of Mob's Crib
However, I slightly disagree with Elizabeth that we should lodge our outrage at the unjustified persecution of Nat with the IGP and not the PM.
I believe (I love conspiracy theories) this bull (painful for Nat and family) could possibly be a result of the current acrimonious IGP-Johari Baharum confrontation - OK, it's just a suspicion.
Anyway, based on my suspicions I doubt the IGP will move a bloody finger. Thus, I prefer to call upon the PM concurrently the 'Police' minister to instruct police to release citizen Nathaniel Tan immediately.
If dear AAB is in elegant non-listening, can at least someone on the 4th Floor please act on behalf of daddy. KJ had, while lodging a complaint against Tian Chua with the media watchdog recently, claimed he wasn't against free speech especially on the Internet. So, c'mon KJ, do something and show you aren't with the dark side all the time.
Update: 17 July 2007 - Nathaniel Tan has been released!
CONGRATULATION TO KHAIRY!!! NOW POLICE HAVE MOVED IN TO DETAINED PKR MAN...THE CONSPIRACY TO TOPPLE NAJIB HAD BEGIN ...THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING...NAJIB IS SLEEPLESS AND TWITCHING.....ReplyDelete
please let's keep focus on reaching the powers that be, in order to have Nat Tan released. We can pick up the politics and conspiracies later.ReplyDelete
i can't believe you are asking KJ to do something!! he will never do that! in fact i would say he is now laughing away at the arrest of nat.ReplyDelete
Lucia, do you think the IGP will? I don't care who gives the orders to release Nat, so long as he is released. Now's hardly the time to be picky about who can authorise or influence his release.ReplyDelete
Its a damned "fishing expedition" by the police. I've visisted Nat's blog before - there's no OSA stuff in there. Like most bloggers, he's usually commenting on publically available information.ReplyDelete
These retards are just sending a message to the rest of the socio-political bloggers YOU MAY BE NEXT.
kk46, i dont think so. i believe it's a tussle between the IGP and Johari Baharum, because the issue is related to a web indicating Johari is allegedly corrupt, that Nat is supposed to have info on that on his laptop. Nat just happens to be in between, like the pelandok when elephants clash.ReplyDelete
Anyway, its shocking that the PM has allowed that "civil war" to occur this long. one has to go, since they can't work with each other.
no of course the IGP won't. the IGP won't, KJ won't. it is not about being picky who can authorise the release. it's about who CANNOT!! i am just stressing that KJ CANNOT, WILL NOT do it, so no point mentioning him (for IF he can do it)ReplyDelete
anyway i salute you for being positive and thinking that KJ MIGHT do it.
I still think there is a strong element of intimidation here, on Nat certainly, for bloggers in general likely.ReplyDelete
I'm familiar with the usual police drill - prolonged remand is normally applied in cases of violent crime (to keep the suspect off the streets) or the suspect has high likelihood to disapppear or the suspect is likely to tamper with evidence or witnesses still out there.
This doesn't apply in Nat's case - his computers, hard disks etc. are already in police custody.
Their original application for 14 days (!) remand has some other reason behind it.
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Nathaniel Tan deserves what he got and if I were the police officer, I would hit this traitor's head with my shoe!ReplyDelete
It is an open secret that Nathaniel is SECRETARY of that Jewish agent Anwar Ibrahim!
comments supposedly by rajan r deleted. I know rajan r wouldn't say things like thatReplyDelete
just want to add my support for NT's release.ReplyDelete
SHAME ON U, whoever using this kind of law to suppress free speech or political enemies.
here's some humour for this tense momentReplyDelete
watch it. What Really Happend Between Johari and Nathaniel