Saturday, September 13, 2008

'Facepalm' on ISA

Tan Hoon Cheng, Sin Chew journalist detained: Reason

Sin Chew journalist, Tan Hoon Cheng was detained under the Internal Security Act, alleged to have been arrested over her report on former Bukit Bendera Umno division chief Datuk Ahmad Ismail’s racist remarks while campaigning for the Permatang Pauh by-election last month.

Come on, of all the reporters who reported on that matter, she got the blame? Didn't all the newspapers reported about that incident? She was merely doing her job as an acclaimed journalist, for crying out loud.

And come to think of it, people were confused, questioning 'Why her and the others, but not Ahmad who got suspended for 3 years instead of being detained by ISA? Isn't he the source of all this multiracial controversy, no?'

And then, here's a weird twist.

Malaysia releases ethnic Chinese journalist, Tan Hoon Cheng

Just a day after being detained, on Saturday afternoon, 13 September, police have released her, saying that Tan has cooperated with the police.

The next reason they gave for her arrest? Here's the really obnoxious part.

"She is not a security threat," he said, adding that one of the reasons she was taken into custody was because "we received reports her life was threatened."

That's gotta be the most ridiculous reason I have ever heard. She got detained because she was threatened!

This comes to show that no one is safe from the long hands of the crudity of justice in Malaysia.

Tan deserved to be grateful to receive a warm hug from her mother after her unfair arrest that day.

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