Collecting my thoughts, I told myself that if Najib does not release Mat Shah Mohd Satray amongst the 13, this PM is a capital sham....thinking that he can fool us. I immediately rang Laila (above), Mat Shah's wife. Even before I could question her she said, "Uncle Zorro, Mat Shah is not on the list." I do not wish to publish our conversation except to say that as expected this was a shallow attempt at damage control. If the PM was a man of stature, he would not treat us as fools, thinking that we will be so impressed that we will burn incense to his image! I know that there will be some out there who will burn this incense to his honor.
People, take a look at this kid. He is Mat Shah's son Suhaib. Read and study his face and tell me he has no story to tell you..... a story of an eight-year old whose father was snatched away one night in April 2002. On the 18 April it would be Suhaib's 7 years without the comforting embrace that all fathers give to their children to encourage, to console and to assure.
What manner of man or government can orchestrate such a despicable act to sever the bonds between a father and a son. Suhaib is 15 now and in our conversations over the last three years he still cannot understand why the government is afraid to charge his father in court. It is during these adolescent formative years that a child confused is a child damaged. Take it from me. I have dealt with hundreds of them in my 19 years as a teacher. I have seen a confused child irreparably damaged. I fear for Suhaib. In moments of confusion would he be festering with hate that could translate into irrational acts.....just to get even, just to get a sense of why an injustice is inflicted on him, his mother and his father.
The BN government is evil. A better
Mat Shah was a technician with Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. He was originally alleged to be KMM member, later alleged to be JI member.
Sent to KDC on 13 June 2002; transferred to an undisclosed police remand centre in KL on 11 June 2004; detention order renewed on 12 June 2004; Federal Court rejects habeas corpus appeal on 2 Feb 2005: files habeas corpus application in Aug 2006. Detention order extended again in June 2006 and yet again in June 2008.
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