Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Lesson from Thailand: We need the ISA

Thailand internal problems are going into the deep. The street demonstrations have already taken its toll when at least 2 people were killed while dozens more injured as at last night.

Prime Minister Abhisit Dejjajiva, in trying to quell them has avowed not to call for a fresh general election too soon (read here...)
I dont know what's happening to my in-laws in Bangkok. The last time when they called me from their hotel was last Friday, that everything was 'fine'.

Around the world, similar incidents took place in Suva (Fiji), Tbilisi (Georgia) and a few countries but its worst in Thailand where the economy is plundering, stock markets took a beating while businesses stood at a standstill in many parts of the country.

Looking back at my own country, I am glad that we Malaysians are better off than them in many aspects, especially in keeping our yards safe and sound. Solidarity and mutual respect are observed by all.

There is no Internal Security Act (ISA) in Thailand, Georgia and Fiji. To some extent, its good that we have the ISA although some of its provisions need revision.

Dont you think so, fellas?

14 comments:

steven, ipoh said...

bro. thinking about it, yes, i agree that we still need the isa. however, we need to amend some of its content.

we love our country.

pacal yang hina said...

YES. ISA IS STILL RELEVANT. NOW THAT THERE ARE ALREADY PEOPLE TRYING TO INCITE RACIAL DISHARMONY IN THIS COUNTRY, WE NEED TO APPLY IT ON THEM.

WE CANT AFFORD TO GO THROUGH ANOTHER POLITICAL TURMOIL LIKE BEFORE.

IT IS TIME FOR ALL MALAYSIANS TO CONSIDER THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR ACTION, BE IT THE MALAYS, CHINESE, INDIAN OR OTHERS.

PAYONG said...

pada siapa2 yang cuba cetus huru-hara di negara ini, bawak je diorang ke thailand, biar dia tengok sendiri.

memang senang nak buat kacau ni tapi bukan senang nak padamkannya.

kalau orang macam anwar, kit siang, karpal, hindraf dan yang lain2 nak tengok kesan buruknya, buatlah lagi

Anonymous said...

ISA?

sorry.... NO...

... but on 2nd thouhgt.... bole pakai sikit2 kot....

phileo said...

nobody can be above the law. if isa is to be retained, the government must review it. i may say that it is relevant in some aspects. not all

icha kuchai said...

SORI AAARR...

NO ISA.

YANG PATUT KE ISA NI BLOGER MACAM KORANG LA...


TAPI ISA YANG ADA SEGALA KEMUDAHAN. ADA KTV, AWEK CUN DAN BOTOL...

OK KE BRO?

ShokorBotak said...

Yes Bro, we still need ISA and learn a lesson from what had happen in Thailand.

USA, UK, S'pore and many other's still using ISA.

If you people do not like ISA, go to hell or GET OUT from our loving country. You can stay in Thailand. D'nt ply-ply k, we are Malaysian, hidup harmony dan senang cari makan.

Raison D'etre said...

Saudara,

We need ISA like we need a wart on our faces.

I disagree.

There are enought laws to prevent such from occuring and the keyword is to move quickly to arrest any subversive disturbances.

ISA gives to much of discretionary power to thr Home Minister and as shown last year, it can be abused.

What is happening in Thailand is a breakdown in their political system.

Would it have been different had they had something like the ISA?

Had the Thai govt moved in to arrest the leaders of the red shirts, methinks it would have created greater bloodshed than it is now.

si pitak said...

bro. we got other laws to contain unrest but not the draconian ISA.

sorry, i dont agree with u this time

Anonymous said...

no to ISA... but yes to ISA samad.


kah kah kah!

apa pun, ISA ni memang baik.

zalina said...

najib's got should consider abolishing ISA and introduce a new set of law for this kind of problem.

detaining people without trial should not be practised in a democratic country like malaysia.

now that obama too has ordered the closure of guantanamo, we better close kamunting

donplaypuks® said...

I suppose if Rais Yatim sends you to Kamunting solitary lock-up for a short 1 year holiday without giving any reason (and he doesn' have to; all he has to say is you are a threat to national security) you will still harbour this opinion that the ISA is necessary?

Please differentiate between terrorism and national security and anti-UMNO/BN or the incumbent GoVt.

It is not a crime to be anti-UMNO or against the incumbent Govt; that is one's individual right that is guaranteed by the Constitution.

Most of the people arrested under the ISA were imprisoned because they were against UMNO/BN. That is not and never has been a threat to national security.

Otherwise, our Constitution and the right to vote means nothing!
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bujai said...

donplaypuks,

that's why i mentioned in the posting that some provisions of the ISA must be reviewed. i am against detention without trial. what i was trying to say was, ISA was still relevant to keep our yard free of subversive. political detainees should have diferent set of rule.

thanks bro

AngelCat said...

Kawan,

Whether Thailand has ISA or not is irrelevant as the crux of issue is related to the total collapse of almost all institutions whether it's army, police, political parties, jurisdiction, and even the royal family.

You can say that Malaysia is also facing the same disease. To encourage ISA is to encourage further decaying of the whole society.

In Thailand, the illegitimate ruling party overthrow a popular democratic-elected government.

In Malaysia, the ruling party illegally overthrow a popular democratic-elected state government.

Please think for a moment.