Yes, I will be there with the Farmer from Bentong, the Fisherman from Taman Desa, YewTube, Bachelorboy Benny, Hawkeye (if Singapore has not detained him) and the Sinister One from Melawati. We will share the grief of the families of the 70 odd detainees still languishing in Kem Kamunting.
Malaysiakini has this report:
Two alleged Jemaah Islamiah members, who have served six years of detention under the Internal Security Act (ISA), are set to stay in their cells for another two years.
Their detention has been extended for another two years effective June 11, 2008.
Mat Sah Mohd Satray and Shamsuddin Sulaiman were first arrested under the draconian law on June 11, 2002 and received two-year extensions twice without seeing the inside of a courtroom. They received their new extension on their 6th anniversary two weeks ago.
Abolish ISA Movement (AIM) chairperson Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh told Malaysiakini today that the eight-year detention was a “gross injustice incompatible with the human rights law.”
“There is no proof of any criminal activity but they have been punished severely.
“It’s a double whammy on the person and this goes to show that the law is abusively wrong,” he said.
"Not only is it affecting their families but the effect will stay with them for a very long time.”
Norlaila Othman wife of Mat Shah Mohd Satray, said that in the last 6 years, she has tried every due process to get her husband out, to no avail.
Habeas corpus application, memorandums, seeing the appropriate minister, seeing Pak Lah, all coming to nought.
She had no choice now but to fully immerse herself in this anti-ISA campaign if she, her child and her husband were to have any hope of a normal family life together.
Her wish : release all, repeal the ISA and close Kamunting.One day, inshaallah, if we continue along this vein, this dastardly Act will be repealed and we should pressure the government into working around South Africa's Bill of Rights HERE. That should be our Vision, but Vision without ACTION is merely a dream. You can dream on but I will not. I am always a chronic optimist.I will never be a NOSTRA-DUMB-ASS! Remember Bob Marley's GET up, STAND up, for Your Rights. ALL ACTION WORDS!
In Kamunting on June 7, I held the card of detainee Abdul Hanif Mansor. Today at 8.00pm, I will have his name card pinned on my T-Shirt. That is the least I can do for him, besides the promised daily prayer for him and his family.
Steven Lee, a London-based photographer asked me if it was possible to arrange to photograph the families of detainees (minus the father). I will talk to either Norlaila or GMI President Syed Ibrahim if I can get hold of them.
If you cannot be with us tonight.....light a candle in your home for the detainees.