Natasha writes,”The past week all we heard early in the morning in our usual coffee rounds were ISA and 916.” One particular Malaysiakini report http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/90053 MP Teresa said,”she will sue the government for her ‘unlawful arrest and detention’. While Anwar was referred to as a “national threat to security and economy of the country” he still goes on with his agenda of bringing the government down by giving an ultimatum “to convene an emergency parliamentary session”not later than September 24th. Of course the PM will use his powers accorded to him by virtue of being the leader of the country to say,” Parliament sitting resumes on October 13th.” This is PMs call Anwar and when you are “PM one day” you will also face similar problems. Don’t tell me its all plain sailing.
President of Party Rakyat Sarawak James Masing is the only party in Malaysia to echo what the PM has said. He is showing his mettle as a leader which commands 6 MPs and 7 Aduns that the party is standing firm behind the PM Abdullah and the BN Government. There was so much speculations and “Hornbills Flying to Putra Jaya” and PRS was the party joining Pakatan and Anwar. This statement by Masing,” In order to fulfil his ambition, Anwar is willing to sacrifice the welfare of Malaysians and ignore all the tenets and rules of parliamentary democracy,” and also “one man’s uncontrollable desire to be the Prime Minister” is enough for any political analyst to tell you that in boxing terms this is the ‘heavyweight division’. The punch is DIRECT in its simplicity but its a knockout and not the usual jab,jab,jab.
So now who makes the call for all these ISA? The Minister in charge Syed Hamid said that the release of MP Teresa in this bernama report that the call was entirely decided by the police without referring to him or requiring his approval. He went on to say that the detention was no longer necessary as the police have made their investigations. I do not want to be dragged into this argument of who Teresa is going to sue and for me its her divine choice and right as a citizen. She makes the call on this instance after the advice from her panel of lawyers.
There is even a call now by a Penang group calling itself ‘Concern Citizens’ who lodged a police report against the opposition leader for creating “instability, disharmony and disorder” over his Sept 16 plan to seize power. Everyone is getting in the act in this fluid political situation that has gained momentum after the GE12. There will be more dramas in the following days and weeks and MALAYSIABOLEHLAND will be in for many more twists and turns.
For now WHO MAKES THE CALL is on everyones lips and also WHATS NEXT asks Natasha…?