Sunday, September 14, 2008

Another arrested under Detention Without Trial Laws

Well, here is a person who have also been arrested under the Emergency Ordinance - another law like the ISA that allows for Detention Without Trial.

In Malaysia, there are 3 main Detention Without Trial Laws - (a) ISA; (b) Emergency Ordinance [ Emergency (Public Order and Prevention Crime) Ordinance 1969]; and (c) Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act 1985 (DD(SPM)A) (see my earlier posting for deeper insight about Detention Without Trial Laws in Malaysia - http://charleshector.blogspot.com/2008/09/isa-detention-without-trial-laws.html)

Now, for the very same reasons we oppose the ISA, we must oppose all Detention Without Trial Laws.

This persons who is being detained under the Emergency Ordinance is not some Member of Parliament, not a famous Blogger or a reporter - he is just an ordinary person - and all the more why we have to also highlight his plight and also call for him immediate and unconditional release..

A state MIC Youth leader, under police remand for the past eight days over the murder of a prominent politician, was Sunday detained under the Emergency Ordinance (EO).

On Sept 6, the 36-year-old suspect was picked up by a team of Bukit Aman policemen at a house here in connection with the killing of Tenggaroh State Assemblyman Datuk S. Krishnasamy in January this year.

Krishnasamy, 58, was found shot dead at the Johor MIC building in Jalan Segget.

When the suspect's remand expired Sunday, the man -- whose father is a veteran MIC politician in Johor -- was re-arrested and placed under Section 3 (1) of the EO 1969.

Under this section, the authorities are empowered to detain a suspect for 60 days, pending investigations. - Bernama, 14/9/2008 - MIC Youth Leader Held Under EO Over Politician's Murder


The 36-year-old man arrested to facilitate investigations into the murder of former Tenggaroh assemblyman Datuk S. Krishnasamy was released on police bail, then arrested again.

The suspect, the son of a senior state MIC leader, was released here on Sunday but rearrested under Section 3(1) of the Emergency Ordinance.

Acting Johor CID chief Asst Comm Che Yusoff Che Ngah said that the suspect was rearrested in the interest of maintaining public order.

”We have strong reasons to arrest the suspect under the Emergency Ordinance,” he said.

The suspect, who was previously called in for questioning over the case, was detained at about 12.10pm in Seri Alam on Sept 5 while travelling in his car with a female companion.

A 38-year-old businessman was also detained at about 9.15pm on Thursday in connection with the case.

It is learnt that a team from Bukit Aman has taken over the case and is probing all leads, including the possibility that there was internal rivalry within the Barisan Nasional component party.

Krishnasamy, the state MIC deputy chief, was shot at the state MIC building lift while on his way to a meeting on Jan 11. - Star, 14/9/2008 -Krishnasamy murder suspect released, then rearrested



Some will argue that this is different - that man is a murder suspect, and if it was under the DD(SPM)A, they would argue that this person is a 'drug trafficker', etc.. With regard the ISA, too there will be a lot of allegation - terrorist, etc...

Our position is simple - No one shall be be subject to Detention Without Trial...

Instead of using the ISA, very easily they could have arrested Teresa Kok under the DD(SPM)A alleging that she was a drug trafficker in Seputeh - and there will be no way for her to defend herself. There will be no trial - there will be Detention Orders ...Detention Orders ...until the Home Minister decides to release.

Remember, that with regard to the 3 Detention Without Trial Laws - you cannot challenge the given reasons for the Detention.

That is why we also need to call for the immediate and unconditional release of this "MIC Youth Leader" as well...

RELEASE IMMEDIATELY AND UNCONDITIONALLY ALL DETAINED UNDER LAWS THAT ALLOW FOR DETENTION WITHOUT TRIAL...

ABOLISH ALL DETENTION WITHOUT TRIAL LAWS..

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

On another unrelated matter, it seems that the DNA bill which the government sought to hastily pass through Parliament without allowing closer scrutiny by elected representatives, has similar provisions that no one can challenge anything the authority chooses to declare!

The public needs to be clearly informed on the consequences of this bill before it can become law so that the public could object to it if it is a bad law.

artic turban said...

I am totally disgusted with the bn govt and especially the antics of some umno members. The utter irresponsible behaviour and actions which have culimnated with the ISA ARRESTS, leads me to believe Malaysia is bring governed by a bunch of lunatics who have taken over the asylum. This includes the flip-flop decisions and bersumpah saiful, pusrawi DR'S notes, Police selective prosecuting and threats leads one to be astonished at what lengths some people will go to stay relevant and in power. With utter disgust, as my up bringing will not allow me to utter 4 letter words I have therefore come up with a few rejoinders,
I have a new title for umno & BN cabinet members. for acting and behaving like morons and retards,
YANG BERMORON
YANG BERRETARD
YANG BERDUMBER
YANG BERGILA2
YANG BERTAUBATLAH
YANG BERKUTU
YANG BERPUTAR-BELIT
YANG BERKRONY
YANG BANKRUPT
YANG BODOH
YANG BEREPEK
YANG BERKURAP aka kucing kurap
YANG BERKUMAN
YANG BANYAK-KOTOR
YANG BERKORRUPSI
Yang berSCUM-BAGS
AND LAST AND NOT LEAST
YANG BLUR

So the next time you call them YB, DON'T FORGET THESE TITLES.

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arifabdull said...

Just back home from CLV at Blogger House at Damansara KL. Almost 100 ppl participated despite of the rain and short notice.
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Jom lakukan HARTAL untuk selamatkan negara tercinta ini.

BEBASKAN SEMUA TAHANAN ISA SEKARANG!
MANSUHKAN ISA SEKARANG!



Let's do HARTAL for our beloved country.

FREE ALL ISA DETAINEES NOW!
ABOLISH ISA NOW!

Ghifari X said...

Act of desperation cowardice and sheer ignoramus. Papa & Baby Doc Duvalie`, French and US tyrants reign poverty and fear on the Rakyat of Haiti for 4 1/2 decades.
That's until they flee seeking asylum with their ill-gotten wealth leaving the country in squalor divided and perpetually broken.
I fear this semblance and we ain't short of the mindset.
Free RP! you illiterate gluttonous coward.

kittykat46 said...

The principle is the same.

If the police (as they have said) have good reason to believe the suspect is or was involved in criminal activities, get the evidence, charge him in court.

Apart from all the other moral and ethical objections, Detention without Trial show just plain laziness and lack of competence on the part of the police.