Saturday, January 24, 2009

Hypocritical PM so worried about Malaysians in Guantanamo - but not about the hundreds of Detainees Without Trial in Malaysia

Hypocrisy or what..

Our good Prime Minister must really be looking at shutting down Kamunting Detention Centre - and ending Detention Without Trial in Malaysia.

Malaysia is seeking permission from the United States government to allow its police officers to meet two Malaysians being held at the controversial Guantanamo military prison whose closure was ordered by President Barack Obama, said Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

He said Malaysia would like to know what would happen to its two nationals who were among about 250 inmates of Guantanamo, many of whom have been held for years without trial.

"If possible, we'd like to bring both of them home so that they could continue to serve their sentences in Malaysia," he told Malaysian journalists covering his visit to the United Arab Emirates here yesterday.

Abdullah lauded the decision by the new American president to close down the facility in Guantanamo, Cuba, within a year.

"President Obama's decision must have gone down well with many countries and Malaysia too is happy because he has fulfilled his promise," he said.

Besides closing the Guantanamo prison, Obama also ordered a halt to harsh interrogation of terrorism suspects as he sought to restore the US image abroad. - Bernama, 24/1/2009, Malaysia Seeks Info On Two Guantanamo Detainees

I am shocked that the Malaysian government is only NOW sending its people to meet the two Malaysians in that US prison..Surely, our country has a policy and practice that will require the Malaysian government to immediately get in touch with persons arrested/detained in other countries. If Malaysia did not meet up with them 2 detained Malaysians before this - this is definitely a failure of the UMNO led-BN government in its obligations to its citizens.

Now most of them in Guantanamo Bay are being held without trial .... and even those that have been 'tried', these trials have been criticized as not at all being fair. So, it is shocking that our PM wants to bring the 2 Malaysians so that they can continue to serve their sentence here in Malaysia...

Does that mean that if they have been detained without trial - they will be sent immediately to Kamunting Detention Centre (or some other Detention Centre in Malaysia) that detains people without trial.

So, if they have been 'tried' and 'sentenced' - Malaysia will be keeping them in prison for the duration of their sentence... really our PM must think before he makes a statement, for if not he comes out looking like a fool...and it also reflects on all Malaysians.

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi told Bernama that Malaysia would like to know what would happen to its two nationals who were among about 250 inmates in Guantanamo Bay prison, many of whom have been held for years without trial.

"If possible, we'd like to bring both of them home so that they can continue to serve their sentences in Malaysia," he told Malaysian journalists covering his visit to the United Arab Emirates in Dubai yesterday.- Malaysiakini, 24/1/2009, PM wants M'sian detainees home

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi must follow the actions of Obama - and release all being detapined without trial, close Kamunting and other Detention Centres, and definitely ban torture in Malaysia. It is time for Malaysia at the very least to ratify/sign the United Nations Convention Against Torture.

Torture in Malaysia...
- Police are allegedly throwing boiling water on Detainees
- Police are causing the death/killing persons in their custody
(Need I say more - as there are just too many examples of torture in Malaysia recently..)

End torture in Malaysia - Mr. PM

By the way, one good thing that you, Mr PM, could do before you resign is to free all those currently being detained without trial in Malaysia. Think about it.



3 comments:

telur dua said...

People like him are called munafiq who are also devoid of any moral authority on anything.

Aykf said...

Way to go , sir . I'm felt just so sickening once i read this article on Malaysiakini . . . This dumdo PM just keep on wanting to grab haedlines on the international arena by bringing up the Guatanamo case all the while ......

Here in Malaysia , just recently we hv our fellow Malaysian , Mr Kugan , being brutally tortured to death by the Royal Malaysian Police and yet the dumbo PM are not coming out with any statements with rgds to it and now dia mau JAGA TEPI KAIN ORANG !!!!!!!!!

I just dun seems to understands why our leaders are so DAMN bloody HYPOCRITE !!!!!!!!

Pls Mr. PM , ur really embarrasing Malaysia in the eyes of the world now . . .

VA said...

Strange, isn't it? The PM of Malaysia doesn't seem to see the right and wrong of things. It's unbelieveable that almost half the Malaysian people can buy into him and his party's falsehood. Something is definitely wrong with a large segment of Malaysians. Sad. Bumno has been very successful in its brainwashing all these years.