Saturday, September 14, 2019

Police abuses its powers to bully


Suaram slams Khalid Ismath’s late-night arrest

PSM’s Khalid Ismath was arrested at 10.30pm on Friday under the Sedition Act 1948 for an alleged tweet on the Raja Permaisuri Agong

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KUALA LUMPUR: Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) today slammed the arrest of Parti Sosialis Malaysia activist Khalid Ismath under the Sedition Act 1948 over an alleged tweet on the Raja Permaisuri Agong.

Noting that Khalid was arrested at about 10.40pm on Friday, Suaram executive director Sevan Doraisamy said the night arrest for an alleged offence of a political nature “is nothing more than intimidation” by the police.

Khalid’s track record of providing full cooperation to any police investigation made it absurd for the investigating officer to detain him overnight, Doraisamy said.

“The Royal Malaysian Police are often said to be overstretched and under-resourced, so why is they wasting personnel time and resources in such a manner?

“The Raja Permaisuri Agong has also been reported to have commented on the matter and expressed her frustration over the arrest.”

Doraisamy urged the police to refrain from seeking further remand for Khalid and to “conduct their investigation professionally without resorting to intimidation tactics”.

He said Suaram reiterated its call for the Sedition Act 1948 to be repealed.

“A moratorium must be imposed until the abolition of the Sedition Act 1948 to prevent further abuses by the Royal Malaysian Police,” he said.

Failure to do so would further stain the Pakatan Harapan’s reputation as an administration that was seeking to reform Malaysia, Doraisamy added.

This has been reminiscent of Kempeitai and Gestapo modus operandi, the midnight raid and arrest.

In this respect the Malaysian Police has been a disgrace and it's now quite clear nothing has changed much even with a so-called "new" Malaysian government, though it has to acknowledged the PM is still the same old rotten dictator of Ops Lalang infamy.

The Home Minister, if we recall, is the same old UMNO politician and the new IGP has not done much other than to drag his heels on matters of import of the rakyat, eg. M Indira Gandhi's missing daughter, the murder of Teoh Beng Hock, the missing Pastor Koh and Amri Che Mat, and ...

... even lesser issues of interests like the gay sex video, the Zakir Naik controversy and how police have been assisting him in a civil case by interrogating real genuine Malaysian citizens for a bloody undesired foreigner who is an alleged criminal in his homeland of India.

Not that I blame the police on the last case when we have the PM of this nation setting a rotten example by consorting with an already Thailand-convicted blackmailer.

But nonetheless, it shows the dark side of the police which can only bully innocent people but lacks the ability to do the important stuff.

On the police arrest of Khalid Ismath, Star Online reported:

Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah has reactivated her Twitter account to express disappointment over the arrest of an individual who had allegedly posted a seditious tweet aimed at her.

In a series of tweets on Saturday (Sept 14), the Queen explained that she had deactivated her Twitter account for personal reasons, as opposed to cyberbullying.

She also expressed her disappointment that the individual accused has been detained by the police.

"I am truly upset that the police have detained those people. Through the years, my husband and I have never made any police report on bad things said about us.

"It's a free country," said Tunku Azizah.

She continued to explain that she had heard the news that someone has been arrested, and decided to reactivate her Twitter account immediately as she was "angry and upset".

"I myself told the Pihak Istana to inform the police to not take any action. I repeat again, I did not deactivate my account because of them.

"My husband and I have never made police reports, and I have never been sad (when I read comments about me); instead I laugh because Allah knows who I am!" said the Queen.

hopeless Bador 

1 comment:

  1. Don't trivialise the Gestapo and Kempetai atrocities.
    People who got into the clutches of the Kempetai often disappeared, never seen alive again, or got out with serious, permanent injuries.

    Amri and Pastor Koh disappeared under whose administration ? And you never ever held him accountable for it.