Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sufficient reasons for Govt to act, says Liew

Kuala Lumpur: Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) President Datuk Liew Vui Keong said there were sufficient grounds for the Government to use the ISA on blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin, Seputeh Member of Parliament Teresa Kok and Sin Chew Daily reporter Tan Hoon Cheng.

Liew, who is Deputy International Trade and Industry Ministry, said he was shocked when he heard the news of the detentions Friday night but after being briefed on the reasons for the detention and listening to a statement from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi that the Government would not take such action without reason, he understood why the action was taken.

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43 comments:

  1. Memang menghairankan sejak Liew Vui Kiong, Presiden LDP dilantik sebagai Timb Menteri. Beliau telah bertukar menjadi semakin teruk!
    1. Kaki Pengampu/bodek kpd DSAAB(KJ pun tak buat mcm tu).
    2. Membelakangkan kepentingan negeri sendiri. (Pengundi Sandakan pun dah muak & Timb dia pun nak bersara)
    3. S/U Agong LDP dah komen terus pasal kenyataan Ahmad tetapi dia tutup mulut pula.(Mungkin takut kepentingan dia terjejas kot?)
    Nampaknya pemimpin dan ahli LDP perlu mengambil langkah berjaga-jag untuk mengelakkan LDP daripada pupus pada pilihanraya akan datang!
    (www.ketuananrakyat.blogspot.com)

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  2. who is liew before chong? just some shoe polisher who happens to be there at the right time. what have he done for the state? what have he done for his own party? what have he done for us(sabah rakyat)? other then knoding his brainless head to whatever UMNO(not even BN) said. well... Mr. Chong really breaded one dog who bite his own master>...

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  3. THE TITLE SHOULD BE CORRECTED AS "SUFFICIENT STUPID REASONS FOR GOVT TO ACT STUPID, SAYS STUPID LIEW VUI KIONG". SO THE NEXT TIME YOU WANT TO PASS ANY COMMENTS, PLEASE GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT.

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  4. liew vk has much to learn...he is just like a baby learining to walk..we in Sabah are ashame of people like him, how he became a minister..obviously, he has lost the sandakan seat, but he won due to dubious postal votes...
    no thanks to shanty chong, she may be bought off or haven't got the guts to pursue what is rightfully hers.

    you won, shanty, but you are a shame to us, I voted for you..shit!

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  5. http://politics101malaysia.blogsome.com
    /2008/09/14/the-day-
    teresa-was-arrested/
    #comments

    Quoted from the link above:

    "This really wasn’t an issue the DAP could pull out its firepower because Khir Toya, Ahmad Ismail and Utusan have already convinced many Malays that their religion is being questioned by the Chinese who are asking for more and more."
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    If the Chinese appear to be asking for so much, it is because they have been robbed so much of their rights. Right now, the Chinese don’t have any rights under the Malaysian racist laws.

    From the way the racist Malays talk, it is obvious that the Chinese are severely marginalized. It is obvious that the Malays’ attitude is that the Chinese have no right to “question” any aspect of Malays’ religion. The Chinese may not even complain if the noise is too much. All the Chinese can do is to give unqualified acquiescence to the Malays in their religion. Do the Malays have the same respect for the Chinese’ religion? Obviously not. And therein lies the inequality and injustice of the Malaysian system. If the Malays want the Chinese to respect the Malays’ religion then the Malays have to respect the Chinese’ religion or non-religion such as Confucianism.

    In the end, there has to be some common ground where both can meet to settle problems at the fringes. And this is best done according to the civil laws where problems such as excessive noises can be adjudicated by a non-partisan judge based on common sense and not on religious bigotry.

    That is to say, if the azan is too loud and is disturbing other people, then it is only fair for people to complain to a civilian authority to decide whether the noise is truly too loud. If the noise is too loud, then I’m sure the Malays would as a matter of courtesy to the non-Muslims turn down the volume so that all the people can live peacefully and harmoniously together. Complaining about the excessive loudness of azans is not necessarily a disrespect to the Islamic religion. It is just a matter of keeping the environment comfortable for everybody. And if the Malays don’t understand this and choose to browbeat the non-Malays and non-Muslims, then they are being uncivilized and people would object to their overbearing behavior.

    In the end, all people of whatever religion or non-religion should have respect for the comfort of other people and make sure that they don’t infringe on the rights and cause discomfort on others in the practise of their religion. This is just simple civilized behavior. And if they throw their weight around, then people would object to their uncivilized behavior not on religious grounds but on secular grounds. That is, people would object to the Malays not because they are Muslims but because they are inconsiderate and uncouth.

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  6. Out of all the condemnations from within and without BN comes this stupid running dog barking nonsense. A shame to all Malaysians!

    BTW, the rumour is that he (VK Liew, or Vicky Liew) is gay. Can anyone confirm that please?

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  7. Ms tan was arrested for her own safety??? Hahahahaha
    What a Joke...
    "Sufficient reasons for Govt to act, says Liew"
    Imagine if Ms Tan is a east malaysian can you trust VK Liew to stand up to protect the rights of east malaysian.
    East malaysian should be ashamed to have such a leader.
    Other BN component party does not support the arrest even Law Minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim stuck his neck out against the Government by condemning the use of the Internal Security Act (ISA)
    He said he was also willing to step down as a minister if his actions were deemed to have undermined the Government and Cabinet.
    Dont East Malaysian prefer their leader VK liew to be more like Datuk Zaid and fight for the rights of all malaysian rather than fight against the rakyat for the govt.

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  8. RE Mr Robert_KL,

    For ur info, vk liew is not a leader of us, he is jx a dog of pah lah. so a dog is not fit to become leader.

    LDP- Let Dog Play

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  9. Ketuanan rakyat, yang paling menghairankan saya ialah kenapa penduduk di Sandakan mengundi VK LIEW in the first place. VK memang tidak mempunyai karisma sebagai pemimpin. PEMBODEK dari awal, itulah VK LIEW. Otak Babi macam dia pun penduduk Sandakan mahu..NAH terimalah kehendak orang Sandakan... Poordahh...

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  10. He finally understood the reasons,as to why the government had to act...thought for the day.."While Terrorism with the usage of arms and mass destruction,is highly condemned,the government has used draconian laws to terrorize it's people,which is it's worse form of Terrorism".How Pathetic..!!

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  11. In case of azan is to loud a fact from my understanding:

    Calling from the minaret goes back a long time and in fact was the only way THEN to inform that it was prayertime. Today we have watches and user means of telling us the time to pray. So, why is it so big a deal to tone it down a bit to make life more comfy for everybody in areas where not only Malays are living in? Even in Europe Churches are ask not to ring the big bells in the early morning hours for a long time because they disturbe people around the church. We can have a look at our watch to know it is prayer time, set the alarm or use the moblile phone to remind us. So, in fact there is not reason to make it uncomfortable loud!

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  12. Respect goes TWO ways!! Never forget this! Only if we respect each other we will be able to live in harmony!

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  13. To Monsopiad,
    Kenapa semua kawasan KDM undi BN? Cuma tempat cina yg undi DAP atau PKR seperti KK dan Tawau?

    Bila KDM ini mau bangun dari menghormat syaitan umno selamanya?

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  14. VK Liew is simply stupid while trying to be smart, bowing to his kl boss with his tail between his legs. "Chronicles of the 3 stooges and running dogs"

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  15. Mr ANON, 11.52AM, Are you racist? in my earlier comments i never particularly pointing race or community. Kenapa pula tiba tiba you menyalahkan keseluruhan KDM dalam hal ini?

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  16. To Monsopiad,

    I am not racist. I am just wonder why all the KDM leaders especially PBS keep quiet about their evil master umno use ISA to detain the innocent?

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  17. Well Anon, Do you know why the KDM votes for BN? jawapan dia ialah sungguh memalukan RM50 sahaja. Kita terpaksalah terima kenyataan. If you are KDM it is our duty to end this mentality of our kampong folks. Please advise but dont condems

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  18. Liew memang dah kena virus jadian jelmaan anjing serigala!
    Kelmarin dia cakap bersetuju pakai ISA selepas DSAAB jelaskan kenapa pakai ISA terhadap wartawan Sin Chiew tapi hari cakap lain pula lepas wartawan tu dilepaskan...
    Baruah punya pemimpin...
    Tiada pendirian dan kaki pengampu! Malang ralyat Malaysia di Sabah mempunyai pemimpin macam tu...

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  19. I think we should condemn this Liew VK. What is he talking about and so far as deputy minister, what has he done to Sabah? Nothing, i would say!how much he knows about the arrest and the rationale behind the arrest? VK Liew is just a follower, a running dog for LDP. people said something, he just follow tune, such a typical coward

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  20. Ketuanan Rakyat, LDP tidak akan pupus pada pilihanraya akan datang, bahkan..mereka akan mendapat habuan tambahan kerusi yang di miliki oleh SAPP sekarang di atas kebodohan Yong Teck Lee.

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  21. Monsopiad and anon, stop talking shit.. you bout are shame to your country, especially your KDM races.

    Don't mention about race or religion in here, nothing to do with them.

    Bout of you, talk politics..no races or religion...budu!1

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  22. This Liew's "Sufficient reasons....." is a lot of rubbish. How on earth an educated one think in this 'lateral' sense?
    It is obviously an non-defensible case at all to use ISA in all these instances.
    One S Hamed's arguement of "protecting the journalist is totally out-of-touch with reality. It's another load of gabbage statement. How these BN people argue their cases were just radiculous.

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  23. VK Liew still needs more funds to satisfy his gambling habit in London casinos (back to 1985 when he was jailed for a nite in London) like Osu Sukam.

    That is why he always shoe-polish Pak Lah, his god daddy.

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  24. JomoSama said

    Ketuanan Rakyat, LDP tidak akan pupus pada pilihanraya akan datang, bahkan..mereka akan mendapat habuan tambahan kerusi yang di miliki oleh SAPP sekarang di atas kebodohan Yong Teck Lee.
    ------------------------

    Sila balik kampung kamu diseberang laut sana zamboaga. Disini Sabah kita tak perlu org hantu macam kau. Buat ape kamu kuat jilat bandat bodowi? Kamu gay ke? Kamu bukan melayu, kamu pilak bah!!!

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  25. ALL READERS ARE REQUESTED NOT TO READ JOMOSAMA THE CLOWN COMMENTS. LET HIM SHIOK SENDIRI.

    REGARDING YB TERESA KOK DETENTION FOR ANOTHER 4 WEEKS, IT IS THE SHEER BIG FAT EGO OF THE BN=UMNO GOONS THAT MADE SUCH A LUNATIC DECISION.

    MASJID KINRARA HEAD OF MOSQUE COMMITTEE, ABD RAHMAN NASIR HAS OPENLY STATED THAT YB TERESA WAS NOT INVOLVE WITH THE PETITION. WHAT MORE EVIDENCE DO THEY NEED FROM THE POOR YB. THE POLIS SHOULD INSTEAD RELEASE YB TERESA AND DETAINED THE IDIOTIC SORE LOSER KHIR TOYOL FOR HIS INFLAMATORY REMARKS. ALSO TO BE DETAIN SHOULD BE THE EDITOR OF UTUSAN MALAYSIA WHO PUBLISHED THE IDIOTIC TOYOL STATEMENT.

    PLEASE DO THE RIGHT THING FOR ONCE. WE THE SUFFERING MALAYSIANS MAJORITY WANTS THE GOVT TO WAKE UP AND FACE REALITY OR ELSE WE WILL CONSIDER INITIATING A CLASS ACTION AGAINST THE BN GOVT FOR ALL THE SUFFERINGS WE HAVE ENDURED DUE TO MISMANAGEMENT OF THE COUNTRY FUNDS AND RESOURCES.

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  26. Yes, just ignore the moron jom-osama comments. This animal is talking rubbish.

    Other bloggers, kindly comment what is true of Sabahans' plight n voice it out to this SAPP blogsite that sincerely fights for our Sabahan rights.

    Down with BN - UMNO, PBS, LDP n PBRS. These parties are 4-in-1 to continue plundering our wealth n resources to feed the BN UMNO federal leaders; in return they got the Federal Ministerial "money-making" Posts. They forgot about the Sabahans' real poverty levels.

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  27. Datuk Ibrahim is a man of principle. As a Law Minister he opposed the use of ISA on civilians. His impending joining of PKR if it is at all true, is a boost to DSAI's long march to Putrajaya.

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  28. WHY NOT ASK VK LIEW HIMSELF? HERE IS HIS HP 0198702872.

    NO JOKE. I GOT HIS HP FROM HIS OWN LAWYER FIRM STAFF AS I WAS A LOYAL CLIENT THERE (REGRETTED NOW).

    I CALLED HIM BEFORE AND I AM SURE IT'S REALLY VK LIEW HIMSELF.

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  29. http://teresakok.com/2008
    /09/15/teresas-mum-relates
    -horror-detention/

    “Her dad did not notice it but she was so pale when we met her. It pains me seeing her like that. I never expected that my daughter who spend 2/3 of her time a day servicing the people, fighting for the people’s interest and right, can end up like this.
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    As I said before, people should go out and protest. Protesting for the freedom of Teresa is not just for her but for each and everyone of us and our children and grandchildren. The current conditions in Malaysia are intolerable. How can anybody live under a brutal regime that put people in jail indefinitely without trial for complaining about excessive noise? And it compounds the brutality that the allegation wasn’t even true.

    The plight of Teresa deserves our sympathy because she obviously is being victimized fighting for our rights. Therefore, for her sake and for our own sake, the people should go out and demonstrate and protest. Not by burning and breaking things but simply march with your family and peacefully. The thugs in the government will know that they cannot get away with their brutal crimes against humanity.

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  30. Jomosama memang kau ini budu dan kurang ajar tambahan pula penakut. Saya cabar kau jumpa di mana mana saja dan apa saja kau mau.. kalau kau masih ada telurlah..jangan berselindung di balik tabir

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  31. http://thestar.com.my/news
    /story.asp?file=/2008/9/13
    /nation/2022362&sec=nation

    “We have to take action to protect the wishes of the majority,” he (Syed Hamid the Home Minister) said.
    ===========================
    There is a common misunderstanding about the nature of democracy. Most people think that the majority can do whatever it wishes. This is not true. Democracy must respect the rights of all people. If the wishes of the majority conflict with the basic rights of the minority, then the rights of the minority would take precedence over the wishes of the majority.

    For example, the majority cannot vote to take all the places in the universities. This would violate the rights of the minority to education under the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. See the UN article below on education.

    http://www.un.org/Overview/rights.html

    Article 26.
    (1) Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.


    Please notice that it is specified that everyone has the right to education and that higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit. This means that even if the majority passed a law to take all the places in the universities for themselves, they would be violating the basic human rights of the minority. Therefore, the wishes of the majority to take all the places in the universities cannot be instituted.

    From the above example, it is very clear that the function of democracy is not limited to implementing and protecting the wishes of the majority but to protect the rights of all peoples including the rights of the minority no matter how small that minority may be. If democracy protects only the wishes of the majority, then it would be protecting a dictatorship of the majority which is directly contrary to the function of democracy.

    The problem with the Malays or at least the racist Malays of UMNO is that they misunderstood the function of democracy. They think that since the Malays are in the majority, therefore, they can pass any law to implement any wish of the Malays. In the process they have marginalized the Chinese, the Indians, and other non-Malays to institute one of the most racist and loathsome regimes on Earth. It is time for these racist Malays to learn the fundamental truth about democracy and rectify their racist ways.

    And it is totally wrong for Syed Hamid to justify arresting anybody on the ground of protecting the wishes of the Malay majority. The rights of the minorities in Malaysia have greater claim on the protection of the democratic government of Malaysia over the wishes of the Malay majority. This is why the ideal of Anwar Ibrahim and the PR opposition is consistent with the fundamental role of democracy with their emphasis on equality and justice that respects the basic rights of all peoples. This is also why the racist government of UMNO-BN is totally contrary to the fundamental role of democracy and must be overthrown so that all peoples of Malaysia can finally be secure under a new and truly democratic government.

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  32. Lion dance, illusionist steal show at Mooncake Festival

    New Sabah Times @15th September, 2008
    KOTA KINABALU: The annual Mooncake Festival celebration will not be complete without being part of the Mooncake Festival organized by the Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP).

    This was the popular notion and feedback from the general masses that gathered at the SAPP Mooncake Festival celebration held at Gaya Street on Saturday night.

    The event was the final leg of a series of similar celebrations held in the state capital since last week, starting with the first one in the vicinity of Foh Sang shops followed by a second one in Dah Yeh Villa last Friday.

    The Gaya Street’s event attracted an estimated number of 2,000 people, who were treated to a host of spectacular cultural and contemporary performances by local talents comprising students from kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, as well as local dance troupes.

    Sabah renowned illusionist, Kevin Lee and his young-and-talented protégé Yvonne Wong stole much of the limelight with their mind-boggling tricks.

    The crowd was especially awe-struck with Kevin’s mesmerizing Sichuan mystical art of “Bian Lian” (Changing face), in which he changed multiple Chinese opera facemasks in just split seconds.

    And add to that a death-defying performance by internationally-acclaimed SJK © Yick Nam Dragon and Lion Dance Troupe, which won thunderous applauds and cheers from the crowd.

    Present at the event along with the crowd were SAPP President Datuk Yong Teck Lee and wife Datin Stella, and its group of Supreme Councillors, Datuk Eric Majimbun, Datuk Liew Teck Chan, Datuk Wong Yit Ming, Datuk Richard Yong, Datuk Frankie Chong, and its Women Chief, Melanie Chia.

    What have LDP done for the Chinese in Sabah all along after VK Liew was made Dpty Minister ??? Bodowi' s Balls-polishing all this while to keep his post n forget about fighting for Sabahans' Rights !!
    Regretful Chomg Kah Kiat had made a wrong choice .... Teo Chee Kang is crying over spilt milk !!

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  33. The Sabah Chinese community should send memo/petition to the Sabah Liew clan association to strongly condemn Mr Vicky Liew's insensitive & insulting statment and call for the repeal of his surname by the associsation so as to dissassociate him from the clan as, he's a real disgrace not only to his own clan, family and friends and LDP, but also the entire Chinese community in Sabah.

    Like Mohd Sari Nuar@Sari Tan, Vicky too is not qualified to claim to be a leader representing the Chinese community of Sabah.

    His statement on the spate of ISA arrests recently certainly does not reflect well on him as a senior politician with a legal background. He is indeed a shame to the Sabah legal fraternity, Malaysia as whole.

    He may be a learned person but certainly a rogue and unprincipled one.

    As a Chinese & a member of the Liew clan, i'm utterly disgusted and ashamed of him.

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  34. VK Liew, a Compulsive Gambler he is since his university days is proof of his bad character to be a leader for any community.

    LDP leaders, do you all really know him well ???

    Ask me and name d place thru' this blogsite.

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  35. VK Liew and their MP and Aduns are mere puppets, mouthpiece of Tan Sri Chong Kah Kiat.

    I vomitted when reading his statements.

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  36. Thinking aloud... i wonder if V.K. Liew would still utter the same statement if he or anybody close to him were to be arrested under ISA... Put yourself in their shoes V.K. Liew.. detained without any formal chargers being made against you. You make me puke lah! Any law that permits a person to be detained without trial is downright cruel and uncivilized. It should be abolished. This type of law is mockery of our judicial system... and this joker is saying that it's o.k. pleeeeeeeesee lah.

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  37. Biasalah baru jadi YB dan Menteri lagi tu, mana boleh cakap sembarang-sembarang nanti tiada peluang mau jadi menteri penuh. Kepada pengundi-pengundi yg telah mengundi ini YB, tengok lah apa yg dia boleh buat untuk negeri Sabah, paling-paling dia datang di kawasan MP dia untuk bagi-bagi duit RM10 dikedai-kedai kopi. Kalau janji, semua pun boleh dan tiada yg tidak boleh. Tapi itu untuk Pilihanraya sajalah. Oleh itu, kepada YB ini sedarlah bahawa kedudukan YB tidak lagi terjamin untuk GE akan datang sekiranya terus mengamalkan angkat bakul Kuala Lumpur.

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  38. Biasalah baru jadi YB dan Menteri lagi tu, mana boleh cakap sembarang-sembarang nanti tiada peluang mau jadi menteri penuh. Kepada pengundi-pengundi yg telah mengundi ini YB, tengok lah apa yg dia boleh buat untuk negeri Sabah, paling-paling dia datang di kawasan MP dia untuk bagi-bagi duit RM10 dikedai-kedai kopi. Kalau janji, semua pun boleh dan tiada yg tidak boleh. Tapi itu untuk Pilihanraya sajalah. Oleh itu, kepada YB ini sedarlah bahawa kedudukan YB tidak lagi terjamin untuk GE akan datang sekiranya terus mengamalkan angkat bakul Kuala Lumpur.

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  39. Pakatan always want to abolish ISA. I THINK THAT'S 'NONSENSE'! ISA must be kept at least for a year or two if Pakatan becomes government. This is to put racist like Vicky Liew, Ahmad Ismail n all the fanatic from UMNO into jail in order to 'protect' them so that the good rakyat outside cannot beat them up. Think about it, don't just abolish ISA.

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  40. To VK Liew, the traitor who sold his soul to get a federal minister post and to cement his relationship with Pak Lah, kowtowing on his knees and uttering such statements.

    I dunno what law did he study in London, what is right and what is wrong to act using ISA on innocent Malaysian citizens who are neither a threat to our country ?

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  41. "Pakatan always want to abolish ISA. I THINK THAT'S 'NONSENSE'! ISA must be kept at least for a year or two if Pakatan becomes government. This is to put racist like Vicky Liew, Ahmad Ismail n all the fanatic from UMNO into jail in order to 'protect' them so that the good rakyat outside cannot beat them up. Think about it, don't just abolish ISA."

    I take it that this anonymous posting is not really serious about what he/she is stating. This law is downright cruel. There are no two way about this. If you wish this law to be used against your "rivals".... then i'm afraid you are no better than those goons. To create a "new" Malaysia... all those draconian law must go. If not, this vicious cycle will never end. It's time to put an end to all this cruelty.

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  42. Jodukid To karetekid,
    I know VKLiew too during our school days in UK, but I supposed you'r much closer to him. Please share some to us about VKL things that we don't know?

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  43. s RPK a Terrorist, a Communist or a Criminal that the Malaysian govt. think is Really DANGEROUS n pose such a huge threat to the security of our country ?

    Is he also a violent and dangerous blogger ? ONLY one Sino-Chinese in Sabah i.e. the moron VK Liew believe so !

    ISA is the real threat to all right-thinking Malaysians !

    His most basic right as a Malaysian (and he even has royal background) has been taken away in a democratic nation.

    Only our AGUNG can interfere now and RID the use of ISA !

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