The late Reginald Hugh Hickling (above) British administrator, professor and author SINGLE-HANDEDLY crafted the INTERNAL SECURITY ACT.
As early as in 1989, he wrote in a law journal, "I could not imagine then that the time would come when the power of detention, carefully and deliberately interlocked with Article 149 of the Constitution, would be used against political opponents, welfare workers and others dedicated to non-violent, peaceful activities."
In an interview in July 2006 before he celebrated his 86th birthday in Kuala Lumpur in August 2006:he opined that "Organised violence" was the key to the preamble of the ISA and that he had drafted it to detain communist insurgents without trial, but in later years, he emphasized, "a lot of people were being arrested who had nothing to do with organised violence (communist insurgencies) at all."
That does say a lot innit? Simply put, you go in when they think (yes, just merely surmise) that you are a THORN IN THE FLESH. The most recent, of course, being Raja
I have this nagging feeling that the PM cat-naps during the day because his nights are always troubled by nightmarish dreams such as the ones where it is reported by a friendly bomoh, his late wife’s repeated visits chides him over his prevailing indiscretions, ISA-wise. He has to exorcise the ISA demons and I can’t imagine what Kak Endon is conjuring, besides visiting him in his dreams, to save him. I am quite convinced that he will be finally exorcised if he repeals the ISA. He would be a hero then and probably will be allowed to stand rather than step down. Think about it sir, and seriously.
Oh yes I will be at the Vigil on Saturday with Haris and YewTube Tony after picking up
It is a continuation of the ongoing Abolish ISA Movement (GMI) campaign programmes namely the letter signing marathon, online petitions and postcard campaign which was launched by the body last April.
GMI chairman Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh said the campaign which is organised by Perak GMI with the cooperation of federal GMI is scheduled to start at 8pm on June 7 in front of the camp.
"The camp is the symbol that oppression is being sanctioned, and at one time had housed thousands who were not given trial or found guilty in court, he said in a press conference at the Chinese Assembly Hall on May 29.
Campaign director Norlaila Othman said the programme is the first to be held at the camp in its campaign to increase the public's awareness
"GMI is also taking this opportunity to invite the people from the northern region namely Kedah, Perak, Pulau Pinang and Perlis and to make this campaign a success, as they might have previous campaigns were held
GMI which is in the process of notifying the police of the programme, would not however be applying for a permit it is of the opinion the citizen's right to gather and voice out their opinion is enshrined in the constitution. - ES