On April 18, 2002, Mat Sah, a Technician with Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, was arrested under the ISA.Originally alleged to be KMM member, he was 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.
Everytime some gained their release from Kamunting I would call Laila and before I could ask the inevitable question she has been saying: No, Uncle Zorro, he is not on the list. I remember in the Civic Centre she pullled me aside and asked me: Is it because I blog about ISA that Mat Sah will not be released? My reply was: If you want him to be IN longer, stop blogging!
I was brash but I knew that this woman of steel could take it. We touched with clenched fist on that.
I called her about his release after being informed by Duke the Whisperer and she related that he went home but found the house locked and nobody in. He called Laila and she directed him to go to her sisters's house as Laila could not change her flight from Sabah.
PIC TAKEN WHEN BOTH MOTHER AND SON WERE ARRESTED DURING THE LAST ISA RALLY.
2 DAYS SHORT OF A YEAR, LAILA PUT UP THIOS POSTING HERE