Monday, May 30, 2011

KDN must use good jurisdiction too

The police got every reason to detain and 'keep' whoever found, or even suspected of carrying out subversive activities deemed to destabilise the country, this multiracial country. Under the ISA, they are normally detained without being charged until the government gathers tangible evidence to produce them in court.

Some are kept for weeks while others for at least two years without trial. This is provisioned under the ISA Act, which I believe will be amended in the next Parliament sitting.

I am for the ISA. It helps put the house to order. History has taught us to be more cautious in our doings. While the authority can be lenient sometimes - which led to the dissent of some quarters - fair jurisdiction needs to apply too.

The case in which four youths being detained indefinitely under the Emergency Ordinance should get special attention from Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. Aged between 18 and 20, their detention on April 14 in Johor should also come with a police explanation.

There must be solid reasons for someone to be detained under the Ordinance, which suggests how dangerous the person is to the nation and its people. At least a simple statement of the WHYs will do. And for such an age, we need to use a fine jurisdiction as they are still 'easy to bent'.

They are Muhammad Rizal Ibrahim, Mohamad Razif Mahadi, Mohd Syahiran Tumin dan Muhammad Noorariff Bakran, 20. They are still in detention at Ayer Molek police station. I am not for them at all. The police must have substantiated the ground for arrest but a long detention is hindering them opportunity to pursue their study as most of them are post-SPM students.

In this modern era, youths are easily exposed to a lot of negative influence. Some of them take advise while the rest 'need to be addressed accordingly'. However, when a youth is concerned, we need to subscribe to a different approach, especially when education comes in between the laws.

Yes, some youths are real crooks. While they may be angels to their parents, they are devils on the loose to the authority. This is where most parents went wrong - due to their busy routines, they fail to keep an eye on their kids' activities. I remember how young Botak Chin and Bentong Kali were when they started to terrorise the country.

However, if they are criminals, we must charge and produce them in court. But under the Emergency Ordinance which allows the police to keep them without charges and trial for a certain period, we can only presume what kind of wrongdoings they were involved in.

But again, they are young. If the police and the Home Ministry want to come down hard on those who try to break up the country apart, there have been similar cases which were left of the hook. Needless to say, if the KDN is amending some clauses of the ISA, its time to include some new provisions in it.

Namewee case aside (do you agree that no action is being taken against him?), those who try to incite racial and religious disorder are the ones to watch. But this category carries so many loopholes in the sense that no specific provisions are stipulated as to what kind of other actions can be categorised as 'racial and religious incitement'.

Apart from those involved in black money, money laundering activities, ah long and vice activities should be on the amended list, I would suggest we add 'halal provocation' be included. In the case of 'kaki katak in a bowl of Old Town White Coffee' and a 'tulang babi campur serbuk kopi' in Kluang recently, such doings are to be considered as racial and religious incitements.

And of course, those who fail to get the right 'halal' stamping of their products, can be considered too as too many 'halal' incidents have taken place in the country over these years and whether we realise it or not, it sours inter-racial harmony and trust.

I think Hisham has to reconsider a lot of things. But we understand how sensitive the label ISA carries. It can backfire heavily on the government too but if we want to be stringent, politics should be put aside. Some decisions may not make the government popular but again, we cannot discount on social harmony and national stability.

All issues must be addressed accordingly, and where good jurisdiction is needed, use it.

18 comments:

kluangman said...

Sebabnya kerana semua itu Melayu, kalau bukan Melayu ada berani ke?

UMNO hanya bertindak bagi pihak kerajaan walaupun salah atau boleh dipertikaikan. UMNO samasekali tidak akan mempertikaikan kerana UMNO anggap UMNO itu kerajaan dan kerajaan itu UMNO, hakikatnya kerajaan sudah akan ditukarkan kepada bukan UMNO lagi.
MCA, MIC dan Pembangkang bertindak atas hak bangsa mereka, atas kebenaran, atas sesuatu yang ada ruang untuk diperjuangkan.

pendeta said...

salam sdr,

saya rasa polis memang ada asas menahan remaja ini atas sebab tertentu, yang hanya polis saja yang tahu.

bagaimanapun, seperti yang sdr sebut, menangani kes remaja seperti ini memerlukan banyak budi bicara. mereka masih ada masa depan yang panjang dan masih boleh diasuh dan dibetulkan.

jika dikira pada kesalahan serupa, ramai lagi yang berbuat demikian tetapi tidak menghadapi sebarang tindakan.

saya harap pihak polis dan KDN segera selesaikan isu ini demi kepentingan rakyat jelata dan politik barisan nasional amnya.

norzee, pontian said...

mesti ada kesalahan serius ni. kalau tak, takkan kena ordinan darurat.

famili diorang mungkin tak tau anak mereka terbabit dengan apa.

cuma kita mintaklah polis keluarkan kenyataan sikit berhubung kesalahan mereka.

underdog said...

make do without ISA. this draconian law is giving too many problems already.

what say u, sir?

Anonymous said...

agree.

jurisdiction in attenting to this kind of cases.

unless the authority or the police have proof, then its ok.

whether senior or young citizens, we must observe the law. as nobody is above the law, dont blame the police and the govt if you break one.

be wise.

LONG LIVE ISA!

red sky said...

ordinan darurat ni satu peruntukan yang berat, bro.

bila kita tahan seseorang di bawah ordinan ini, maknanya mereka dituduh melakukan sesuatu yang boleh ancam kententeraman awam atau merosakkan negara.

budak2 muda sekarang banyak buat benda karut-marut. elok jadikan pengajaran je dalam kes ni.

mak bapak diorang boleh teruskan desakan agar polis beri sebab penahanan mereka dan kaji sendiri.

polis takkan tahan orang tak tentu pasal. ni pulak bawah ordinan darurat. mesti serius punya!

indigo said...

suhakam cant do anything to release them. hisham got to do something. if they are guilty of anything, produce them in court for they are very young. jurisdiction? yes!

Anonymous said...

guna la otak sikit. takkan budak2 macam ni pun nak simpan dan peram.

bagitau je apa salah diorang. biar mak bapak diorang tau sama ada anak dia betul atau salah.

Anonymous said...

no big deal!

they are not the only ones. as far as i know, many others are being detained elsewhere in the country, and without trial or investigation.

rumah pasong said...

jangan ingat polis kita ni bodoh.

kalau takda sebab kukuh, takkan polis cekup budak2 ni. walaupun masih muda, mereka dipercayai terbabit dengan kegiatan yang tidak baik. kecil jangan disangka anak, besar jangan disangka bapak.

ramai budak muda sekarang dah jadi samseng....

Anonymous said...

hisham wont do anything.

he will leave it to the full police authority.

hisham is a 'play safe' person...

angin panas said...

isu agama dan kaum memang sensitif bro.

ni tak sebut lagi lahanat yang letak kepala babi kat depan rumah orang melayu di melaka tahun lepas.

kalau aku dapat orang tu, memang nahas punya!

aku pun sokong ISA dalam hal ni

dewata said...

saya setuju pasal provokasi makanan halal-haram ni.

sejak akhir2 ni, ramai bukan melayu sengaja mendajalkan orang islam agar menggunakan produk dan makanan mereka. banyak penipuan mengenai tanda halal digunakan sehingga sukar bagi pihak berkuasa mengesannya.

kenapa kerajaan tak arah tutup je bisnes white coffee ni atau dakwa pemiliknya di mahkamah?

kalau tak pun, hantar je dia ke kamunting kerana perbuatannya ini meyemarakkan lagi kebencian orang melayu dan islam terhadap bangsa lain.

jadi, nak salahkan siapa?

Anonymous said...

bro,
namewee dan father benjamin stephen masih bebas?Why????????????

long john silver said...

bro jai,
bukan semua kes boleh didedahkan kepada umum. kes budak 3 orang ni tentulah berat. sekiranya tidak berat, mereka tidak akan ditahan di bawah akta darurat.pihak pdrm mempunyai sebab tertentu yang kuat untuk menahan mereka. jangan salahkan pihak pdrm sekiranya ditahan. memanglah ada kes tertentu yang tersilap langkah. oleh yang demikian, jadilah seorang warganegara yang patuh kepada undang-undang dan perlembagaan negara.

Anonymous said...

ISA is a necessity especially in a multiracial, multicultural and multireligious society. Period.

Where teens are concerned, the parents MUST be involved - provide a choice - either allow parents full responsibility for their kids' action or give full consent for the govt agencies to takeover

As for HALAL requirements, there were cases of frozen pork with the Halal logo on its packing.

These non-muslims are just interested in making money - in whatever way. To them the halal logo means larger customer base. Heck to the religious requirement.

This issue is serious. They now market as NO PORK NO LARD - still clueless as to the Halal certification.

Namewee should have been ISAed long ago. No lame excuse of creative expression, it is downright seditious - product of vernacular schools, caught in a brainwashed cocoon.

PDRM were the ones who CAPTURED Mas Selamat for the super-efficient super-salaried politicians from the red dot.

Anonymous said...

mana2 undang2 pun boleh terima pakai kalau ia d laksanakan tanpa pilih bulu ...

Anonymous said...

Datuk Sri Hisham is future Prime Minister after Datuk Seri Najib. Dia nak buat apa, ikut suka dialah. Banyak soal kita nanti dia humban kita masuk penjara, nahas anak bini kita....