Why is IGP Khalid declaring war on Pakatan Rakyat when he should be declaring war on Islamic State? Is IGP for UMNO/BN or for all Malaysians?
DAP MP for Rasah and DAPSY Chief Teo Kok Seong is the sixth victim of the police crackdown on organisers of the Kita Lawan peaceful rally last week.
He was arrested under Section 143 of the Penal Code when he reported to the Dang Wangi district police headquarters at 11 am this morning, for his statement to be recorded as arranged beforehand.
The Kita Lawan rally was held peacefully to protest against the five-year jailing of Parliamentary Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
The other five who had been arrested for the peaceful rally are PKR Youth chief and Selangor Exco Member Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, PKR Vice Chairman/Secretary-General/ MP for Pandan Rafizi Ramli, PKR Youth leader Saifullah Zulkifli, PKR Supreme Council member Fairiz Musa and PAS Youth treasurer Fakhurazi Mokhtar.
PKR Vice President and MP for Lembah Pantai Nurul Izzah Anwar is expected to be the next target.
Kok Seong has been sent to the Jinjang Police Station where he would be remanded overnight. Is the police planning for a longer remand for Kok Seong, like the further three-day remand in the case of Nik Nazmi?
This is a gross abuse of power.
I want to ask the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar whether he is IGP for UMNO/BN or IGP for all Malaysians.
If Khalid is IGP only for UMNO/BN and does not think he has to conduct himself with a modicum of fairness and justice, he should ask UMNO/BN to pay his salary and not collect his remuneration from Parliament.
Can Khalid explain why the UMNO Minister for Agriculture and Agro-based Industries, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri who made the racist and seditious call on Malay consumers to boycott Chinese businesses; the former Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Mashitah Ibrahim who lied with the seditious statement that the Chinese in Kedah had burnt the Quran “page by page in a prayer ritual”; and the Penang UMNO leader Datuk Mohd Zaidi Mohd Said who incited inter-racial hate, tension and conflict with the allegation that the success of Penang was because of the illegal businesses and crimes in “broad daylight” of the Chinese in the state had not been remanded for a single night in the police lockup for their transgressions?
The recent police re-investigation of the Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy for sedition is another example of such abuse of power.
This was an old case which the police had already investigated last year and found that there was no basis in the allegation that Ramasamy had made a seditious and racist remark.
Why should the police re-open investigations on an old case which the police had investigated and closed just because the twitter-happy Inspector-General Police had seen a “doctored” account of Ramasamy’s earlier statement by some irresponsible cyber-trooper?
What the IGP should really do is to get the police to investigate the person responsible of twisting and doctoring Ramasamy’s remark last year!
Are we having a law for UMNO/BN people and a different law for PR leaders and NGO activists?
In fact, the IGP should answer why he is declaring war on PR leaders and NGO activists who are committed to the peaceful and democratic process of political change when he should be declaring war on Islamic State brainwashing Malaysians to join their atrocities of public stonings, beheadings and mass killings?
The IGP has clearly got his priorities all wrong – in treating law-abiding citizens but who want to exercise their constitutional rights of freedom of assembly, association and expression in a peaceful and democratic manner as greater threats to society than the Islamic State terrorists and recruits who have no qualms about bombing society into smithereens!
The IGP is very Internet-savvy and he should have read this posting within minutes of its going up on the Internet – blog, tweet and facebook.
I commend the IGP for being so Internet-savvy but I advise him to use it to convince all Malaysians that he is IGP for all Malaysians and not just IGP for UMNO/BN.
There is no reason for any overnight remand of Kok Seong in Jinjang police station as the police have ample time to record a statement from him, especially as he had reported to the Wang Dangi Police Station by prior arrangement the previous day.
I would urge the IGP to ensure that police investigations on Kok Seng are efficiently carried out and completed today and he could be released without spending overnight at the Jinjang Police station lock-up.
Similarly, I would urge IGP to ensure that the police show the utmost respect when Nurul Izzah Anwar reports to the police on Monday whereby all investigations on her could be completed without having to remand her overnight.