Tuesday, September 15, 2009

FREE, FREE AT LAST.

THIS Hari Raya will be the best ever for Laila and her son Suhaib. Laila, the tireless and passionate crusader against the ISA will celebrate this year with her husband Mat Sah Mohd Satray. Laila, Mat Sah and Suhaib have never been together since 2002, except during visits to Kem Kamunting.

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

21 comments:

TheWhisperer said...

I shed tears when I read the news before I alerted you on his release.

I am not going to credit Hisham for this release. Only can credit Laila and Suhaib for their steadfastness in coping with this cruelty for almost 8 long years...

I am very happy for them.

Selamat Hari Raya...

Karen said...

I am so happy for Laila and Suhaib.
This will be a very special Raya for her family. Hats off to Laila for her courage and patience.
Only those whose family members were detainees will understand what Laila and son had to go through. May God Bless you and your family, Laila.

bayi said...

the release is long overdue but it's excellent news anyway for the family.

Selamat Hari Raya to the family.

Ellee said...

This is so wonderful! I can always remember Laila's heart-rending story and young Suhaib's sad face during one of the anti-ISA vigils. Now that their long ordeal is finally over, I hope they can be left in peace by you-know-who to mend their lives and catch up with lost time. So, so happy for them!
Selamat Hari Raya!!

SH Tan said...

Bernard:
My family and I shed tears of joy for Laila and her family. We are so happy for her. The voice of the people are slowly being heard. The struggle must go on until the ISA is repealed.

nightcaller said...

Patience has its rewards and Merah Hitam deserves a good rest for now. She and Suhaib deserves the privacy with Mat Satray...and catch up lost time.

mangchikla said...

Y on eart should we credit/thankful to Hisham. The incarceration was unlawful. I smell Bagan Pinang...Congrats laila, alhamdulillah..

Anonymous said...

Wow, shes a fighter and she prevailed. Its a good ending.

shar101 said...

And of course, these ISA releases have nothing to do with Bagan Pinang, right?

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Jong said...

So happy for Mat Sah, Laila and Suhaib! Despite obstacles and disappointment, they stood their ground and stayed focused.

Patience pays!

Trashed said...

Mat Sah has lost 7 prodcutive years of his life being incarcerated. If he was guilty of a crime, so be it.

But, it seems he is not guilty of anything ... just suspected of something ... but what was it that compelled our keepers of the country's security to detain him and then to release him without charges ?

We do not know and will probably never know. This is the injustice of such the ISA - detention without trial.

I would really like to hear the arguments that the pro-ISA groups would put forward to support detention without trial in the case of Mat Sah.

Nonetheless, it is a time of celebration for the family who have agonised for so long. Truth shall prevail.

Anonymous said...

umno a stooge of Bush's War on Terror!...

after sept 11, 2001, many malays were held WITHOUT TRIAL and said to be TERRORISTS.....muslim terrorists.....

In Guantanamo bay too, many INNOCENT muslims were held WITHOUT TRIAL to shore-up the HYPE that there IS so-called MUSLIM terrorist......

I was there during the Oklahoma Federal Building bombing....they (THE MEDIA/POLITICIANS) tried to link them to MUSLIMs/ARABs terrorists......timothy mcVae is ARAB?......

Then the plane 'BURST' off New York in 1996. I was there too!.....CNN carried the report LIVE from about 10.30pm .....I was there listening to LIVE INTERVIEWs of witnesses....they saw 3 bursts....ONE/FIRST was from the sea!....burst moving upwards....TWO/SECOND....burst during impact....THREE/THIRD.....the plane BURST.....this is LIVE!....know what....The US NAVY was holding a mock defense program off New York coast!.....They accidentally shoots the plane.... OR THEY SHOT THE PLANE!?....

this report was toned down by the noon of the next day.....MUSLIMS TERRORISTS was blamed....why?....the plane was to travel to Libya enroute Paris!.....they nEVER PROVED this theory....it remained a theory....and muslims are BLAMED!!!

and to make THAT LOOKS REAL, hold lah some melayu....relate them first to KMM (they changed the name when it was pointed that a mujahideen is REVERED in ISLAM!) and later JI......and this is UMNO's folly!

and why release them BEFORE HARI RAYA and BEFORE a BY-ERECTION?....BUY ERECTION?....yes ...BUY!!!

Yes2ISA said...

Mat Sah,
I am happy that the ISA has managed to rehabilitate you . Now that you are not a threat to society, you may join the others in helping to build Malaysia.

I hope that you have repented for your sins and not repeat the same mistakes. As you can see, your extremist actions has brought you nothing the past 7 yrs.

The ISA works in restoring order and eliminating threats to society. He gets to go back to his family. A perfect example of the successes of the ISA. In Indonesia, he would have faced the firing squad for waging war against the country. With ISA , he is alive and is going to spend raya with his family.

Anonymous said...

yes2ISA,

This war on terror starts with the FIRST so-called underground car park bombing of the WTC in New York. It was said to be done by followers of the blind sheikh from Egypt. ie ISLAMIC TERRORIST....with this 'bombing' the US senate enacted the world terrorism act 1, and budgets were allocated.....

want to know the truth?.

This blind cleric is a staunch opponent of hosni mubarak. He was 'sent' to USA on a pretext to 'cure' his blindness. Also, it is said he is seeking a political asylum!. He lives in the new Jersey area, and became an IMAM in a local mosque there.

SUDDENLY, I said SUDDENLY....news was abuzz that an EGYPTiAN AIR FORCE COLONEL went on air somewhere in Europe declaring that he has CUT THE FRIENDLY RELATION with Hosni mubarak and wanted to seek 'political asylum' too!...he claimed he was trained junior of Hosni....but friends....now he has 'lost faith' with hosni and wants to be with his new 'leader', the blind sheikh omar!. and the US government accorded his wish.

Know what?. When Sheikh Omar was charged for that 'underground bombing', this colonel was the US government's key witness!....yes, key witness!....he claimed that he was part of the inner group formed by this blind sheikh to do the bombing of WTC!....photos were shown in the trial to link the sheikh with the bombing....the sheikh is now jailed in the US prison.....now where is this AIR FORCE COLONEL?

and this is how the war on terror, Islamic TERRORIST STARTS!.....

The colonel was a MOLE planted by Hosni Mubarak AND THE US GOVERNMENT to work FROM WITHIN of the BLIND SHEIKH's MOSQUE in NEW JERSEY!!!....

The second WORLD TERRORISM ACT 11, was enacted after the new york ill-fated plane crash that I described above. This two ACTS provided the 'intelligence infrastructure' worldwide to prepare for sept 11, 2001. In Port Dickson, there is ONE such centre manned by the US intelligence unit.....just by our security nerve centre of PORT DICKSON.....incidentally in Bagan Pinang!....

All these were approved by Najib, the then defence minister.....

so to catch hold of a few melayus serves the US interests.....and called them JI, Kumpulan Mujahideen Malaysia...ooppss...KMM, Kumpulan Militan Malaysia......

INI APA CERITA!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes2ISA,

Can you ask Najib to deny his role in APPROVING ONE of the US WORLDWIDE 'INTELLIGENCE CENTRE' in BAGAN PINANG?.....

This is part of the GRAND scheme to implicate 'THE ISLAMIC TERRORIST HYPE' that was full blown into the psyche of every mankind today with the well concerted effort called the SEPT !!, 2001.....OR 911..... and BUSH picked up the well written script and coined it 'WAR ON TERROR'.....his famous quote was...'you are with us or you are with them!'

Mahathir and Najib was not asked this question....this question was not meant for Malaysia....Malaysia IS PART OF THAT 'design'......

I hope this revelation can UPPED the ARMYs in PD to vote against BN.......GOD WILLING!!!

p/s unker zorro - this comment may lead to your site being HACKED....if it does happen, then what I wrote BITES THEM!!!...

zakwan said...

A guy/gal wit the username "YES2ISA" has the guts 2 come here n voice his/her say in the matter

Alhamdulillah,after all the hell u hav 2 put up wit in the past 7 years,finally Pn Norlaila n Suhaib,both of u r reunited wit husband n father

It was only a few days ago when In read a piece written by Puan Norlaila Othman on Harakah Daily detailing how tough it was 2 manage the family without her husband at her side n how her son,Suhaib making full use of the last 10 days of Ramadhan by putting extra efforts in performing acts of ibadah especially during the odd nites while restraining himself from worldly affairs

Well,Suhaib,all those solat hajat u performed throughout Ramadhan,praying 4 ur father's release has finally paid off
I hope u found ur Lailatul Qadar n gain rewards from Allah

Selamat Hari Raya 2 all my fellow Muslims
I hope that u'll be taking part in the festivities as well,Uncle Zorro

zakwan said...

Oh BTW,Yes2ISA
Mat Satray was never proven in court of his alleged involvement wit Jemaah Islamiah/KMM or was never found guilty of any terrorist acts

So don't talk about all this rehab shit
4 all we know,ISA detainees r undergoin rehab which reeks of BN propoganda n inculcating the "Ketuanan Melayu" doctrine ala BTN

Remember when Shit Albar said that the detention was 2 return the detainees 2 the mainstream community?
By mainstream,he meant pledging ur allegiance 2 UMNO/BN 4 life

zorro said...

Anon 6:13am,
Anon 6:23am,
Zakwan,

Thanks for your comments to Yes2ISA
and your efforts the 3 of you put in to let him see truth, especially during this holy month of Ramadan.
TAKBIR, my brothers.

zorro said...

YES2ISA,


rehabilitation successful after more than 7 years. The process must be faulty if it took so long...or was there any process at all.

This month of Ramadan, open up your heart and read what Laila said when invited to UN, Geneva on June 12,2009 here:

http://lailagmi.blogspot.com/2009/06/ucapan-2-minit-di-unhcr_12.html

Selamat Hari Raya to you.

Anonymous said...

uncle zorro,

anon 6.13 and 6.23 is one, me alone!....also so is anon 9.38.

I am a Malaysian witness of all the events that is happening in USA. All these events made possible the TAG Islam are Terrorists!. Come sept 11, 2001, all the physical infrastructure AND the MENTAL FRAME of mankind has been successfully 'programmed' to accept that 911 is the act of MOSLEMs......

In Malaysia, few malays are held under ISA, mat Sah is ONE of them, to justify this falacy.....BN government are indeed cohorts in this design together with Hosni Mubarak of Egypt.

This is MY conclusion!. Ramadhan 1430 H has just ended, and Alhamdulillah, I have fasted more than 100 days.....and HE has answered my deeds!.....

I THANKED HIM .....that's all I can say for now!