Saturday, September 13, 2008

This one REALLY pisses me off

Sin Chew journalist arrested
Sep 12, 08 9:38pm

Sin Chew Daily journalist Tan Hoon Cheng has been arrested today under the Internal Security Act at 8.30pm at her home in Bukit Mertajam, Penang.

She is the second person to be arrested today under the tough security law which allows for detention without trial. It is learnt that she has been taken by the police to the Penang police headquarters.

Tan had reported that local Umno chieftain Ahmad Ismail had allegedly said that Chinese Malaysians are “squatters” in the country. Her report sparked a nationwide outcry, resulting in Ahmad being suspended by Umno for three years after an emergency meeting on Wednesday.

Sin Chew had three days ago came out strongly to defend Tan, who was accused by Ahmad for misreporting his comments. It is unclear whether Ahmad, who remained defiant despite being slapped with the suspension, has also been detained.



(1) Ahmad Ismail's "V" for Victory
(2) The Ahmad Ismail saga - Beginning of the end for Pak Lah?
(3) Pak Lah defends Ahmad Ismail



Blogger zewt said...

tonight's rally by anwar is a bad bad bad bad bad bad idea.

15/9/08 09:42  
Blogger Anak Merdeka said...

Well Zewt, It's easy to blame anwar for the mess this country is in, but I still think UMNO and Pak Lah brought it upon themselves by their sheer arrogance and selfishness.

Anwar is just a convenient excuse for the people who had had enough of UMNO's nonsense to fight back.

15/9/08 11:56  

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