Wednesday, November 05, 2008

When did wearing an anti-ISA T-Shirt become a 'crime' in Malaysia?

Because he wore an anti-ISA T-shirt....
According to the 27-year-old Malaysiakini subscription executive, the police considered him a possible threat to the VVIPs present, which included Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

oliver arrest detain shirt anti isa 041008Relating his ordeal, Oliver said he and his friends had visited the event after seeing a banner in KL Sentral regarding the bash, which was taking place at a nearby car park.

The three were passing through exhibition booths when the police confronted them and escorted Oliver - who was clad in a T-shirt which bore the words 'No to ISA' - to a beat base in the vicinity.

"I asked why I was detained and they asked why I wore this T-shirt. I asked what was wrong with the T-shirt and they said I could be a threat to the VVIPs present."

"They gave me two options: Remove the T-shirt or remain at the police booth until the VVIPs leave. I refused to remove my shirt and chose to stay," he said. - Malaysiakini, 4/11/2008 - Deepavali bash: Man held over anti-ISA T-shirt
What has happened to freedom of expression in Malaysia?

7 comments:

putumayam said...

Awak mencari masalah..

Anonymous said...

Sue the Police for wrongful confinement and wrongful detention.

Anonymous said...

These politicians and officers are superb in Kiasuism, kiasiism, and anything could become a threat to them - a tattoo, shirt, and even a stare... I wonder if they'll search for "Anti ISA" printed underwears one day...

Anonymous said...

It seems our police force is getting MORE political nowadays. The whole system already failed when political force crept its way into judiciary.

Anonymous said...

Chldren hoping to give flowers and teddy bear are threats to the VVIP. A person carrying a lighted candle in Merdeka Square is also harassable by police. What more an adult waearing ISA t shirt. Surely he is a terrorist.

And they say Malaysia is not a police state.

ernest said...

Wearing ISA t-shirt is a crime.

This is a case of goverment using the police to BULLY thier citizen.

To the police your job is to look after the citizen and not the VVIP they are already very very safe.

ISA is not what we wanted but if the goverment and the police do not want us to wear the t-shirt just abolish ISA.

chong said...

i would very much love to hear the comment by our botak home minister regarding this issue.

you know... just to get some jokes.