Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Pt 6: 1Malaysia, People First, Performance Now

Wong Chin Huat, a well-known activist and social commenter was arrested earlier this evening. No one really knows what he was arrested for, or where exactly he is now. The following is a Malaysiakini report on activist Wong Chin Huat’s arrest:

Activist Wong arrested under Sedition Act

Poll reform group Bersih spokesperson Wong Chin Huat has been arrested under the Sedition Act tonight by a team of police at his home in Taman Sri Sentosa in Kuala Lumpur.

According to his lawyer Edmund Bon, the activist was arrested at 8pm after a police report was lodged today.

“I tried negotiating with the police officer (on the phone) but they won’t listen to me. They didn’t want to tell under what section of the Sedition Act (that the arrest was made) and who the complainant is.”

Bon has since unable to contact Wong. According to him, he could be taken to the police headquarters in Bukit Aman.

It is not clear whether Wong’s arrest is linked to a press conference he called earlier today.

At the press conference, Wong (photo) had urged the public to wear black on May 7, to protest the Perak state government takeover by Barisan Nasional which has been seen as undemocratic and unconstitutional.


Wow...the police are really quick to act on reports, aren't they? Truly "cepat, mesra dan betul"! Wonderful that the police are swinging into immediate action to arrest dangerous criminals like Wong Chin Huat!

Surely, the crime that Wong has committed must be something worse than murder in the police lockup, right? It has to be, since Kugan's murderers are still walking around scot-free. Perhaps Wong's participation in Bersih is nothing less than an act of terrorism, thus the swift action. Perhaps his call for the nation to wear black on Thursday contains a coded message to activate the various terror cells operating in Malaysia?

Anyway, with Wong out of the way, the nation can safely go back to its peaceful slumber. The nation can't afford to have a disaster like everyone wearing black on Thursday, can we? We've got IMPORTANT THINGS to focus on, dagnabbit!

We've got the economy to prop up (did you notice which companies were propping up the 1000 pt KLCI index?), foreigners to recruit to work in Malaysian jobs, governments to topple, bloggers to eliminate, politicians to reward and essential services to privatise.

We can't have pesky people like Wong to throw a spanner in the works now can we?

That's "1Malaysia, People First, Performance Now" for you.

1Malaysia - only one allegiance allowed in Malaysia.

People First - specifically, the people who are not part of 1Malaysia will be the first to go

Performance Now - Don't you notice how efficient our cops, courts and EC are nowadays?

Najib, you da man!

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