TOMORROW we celebrate our King's Birthday. Late last year, with one stroke of the pen you condemned five of the King's subjects into the Kamunting Camp on the pretext that they had still unprovened terrorists links. They had no chance to defend themselves. How can you do that to the King's people. You the protector of our Constitution went against the Constitution. Together with these 5, there are some 55 of His Majesty's subjects languishing in the said Camp. Why are these people held under the ISA, instead of them being charged in Court. Is it because the Judiciary was deemed an unclean body? Is the Judiciary still suspect since these 60 of the King's subjects are still incarcerated?
Remember what Reginald Hugh Hicklings said in 1989? He said:
"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."
More recently in 2006:
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."
Mr Prime Minister Sir, it would be a fitting birthday present to the king if YOU, (because it can only be YOU) who can REPEAL THE ISA.
But you have to be brave. Be courageous. Be strong.
With one stroke of the brush, whitewash this hated stain from our history.
YOU WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS THE PRIME MINISTER WHO DID WHAT THE OTHERS BEFORE YOU FAILED TO DO.
Do it for our King. Do it for Kak Endon. Do it for Jean. Do for all your grand children. Do it for all Malaysians. but most importantly DO IT FOR YOURSELF.
MAY ALLAH GUIDE YOU IN THIS MOMENTOUS DECISION.