Thursday, November 20, 2008

Another Detention Without Trial - this time an MIC politician..

He may be an MIC politician..

The police may say that he is the 'the mastermind behind violent crimes relating to drug deals' or is involved in 'in major crime syndicates in Johor'

A 44-year-old MIC politician has been detained under the Emergency Ordinance for alleged involvement in major crime syndicates in Johor.

The suspect, believed to be also the mastermind behind violent crimes relating to drug deals, was picked up at his home on Monday.

Johor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said the man has been detained under Section 3(1) of the Emer­gency Ordinance. The order was signed by Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar.

“The suspect was sent to the Simpang Renggam rehabilitation centre on Tuesday and will be detained for two years,” he said at the state police headquarters here yesterday. - Star, 20/11/2008,Suspected Johor crime mastermind gets two-year detention


But that is no reason why he should not be charged and tried in an open court - where he will have the opportunity to defend himself.

Detaining him without trial just like Raja Petra, Uthayakumar, Manoharan, etc is just not acceptable.

Remember the principle that every person is to be presumed innocent until PROVEN guilty..

That is what the police and the government should do - prove him guilty in an open court...

The Home Minister's satisfaction is not acceptable for detaining persons for 2-years...maybe another 2 years after that....and

‘If the Minister is satisfied that the detention of any person is necessary with a view to preventing him from acting in any manner prejudicial to the security of Malaysia or any part thereof or to the maintenance of essential services therein or to the economic life thereof, he may make an order (hereinafter referred to as a detention order) directing that that person be detained for any period not exceeding two years’. (s 8(1) Internal Security Act 1960)

‘If the Minister is satisfied that with a view to preventing any person from acting in any manner prejudicial to public order it is necessary that that person should be detained, or that it is necessary for the suppression of violence or the prevention of crimes involving violence that that person should be detained, the Minister shall make an order (hereinafter referred to as a ‘detention order’) directing that that person be detained for a period not exceeding two years’. (s 4(1) Emergency (Public Order And Prevention of Crime) Ordinance 1969)

‘Whenever the Minister ... is satisfied with respect to any person that such person has been or is associated with any activity relating to or involving the trafficking in dangerous drugs, the Minister may, if he is satisfied that it is necessary in the interest of public order that such person be detained, by order (hereinafter referred to as a ‘detention order’) direct that such person be detained for a period not exceeding two years’. (s 6(1) Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act 1985)


Our call is for the immediate and unconditional release of ALL who are being detained under laws that allow for Detention Without Trial...

Hope some MP will ask the question and get names and details of all those who are being detained without trial under laws that allow for Detention Without Trial.

I hope that the Selangor State Government and other Pakatan Rakyat State governments extend their assistance to families of persons detained without trial - under ALL the Detention Without Trial Laws, and not just the ISA.

4 comments:

pragalath said...

I wonder why they didn't name the alleged detainee. Personally I am against detention without trial

two-face said...

Where were you when the Arqam or the JI operatives were detained? I supported the detention then and I also support the detention of the Hindraf Tamil Tigers. These people from Hindraf Tamil Tigers will do the same like what happened to Rajiv.

Anonymous said...

THIS MIC POLITICIAN MUST BE SOME ONE WHO IS GOING AGAINS THE MIC LEADER SAMY VELOO OR HIS SON
OR THIS POLITICTIAN MUST BE PLANING SOME THING TO GO AGAINS THE MIC.
THIS IS HOW THE LEADER SAMY VELOO GET'S AWAY BY USING HIS OLD PATNERS IN THE GOVT,BY DETAINING THE PEOPLE WHO GO AGAINS HIM THE MIC OR HIS SON.
JUST WAIT AN SEE.

chong said...

as if malaysia has no law except ISA... semua polis tak payah baca buku undang-undang lah macam tu.