Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Special dedication to PM AAB

Song: Menghitung Hari
- sing according to Kris Dayanti’s original score -

Menghitung hari
Detik demi detik
Masa ku nanti apa kan ada
Jalan cerita kisah yang panjang
Menghitung hari…

Padamkan saja
Hasrat hatimu
Rumah putih itu takkan ada
Yang aku minta surat berhentimu
Bukan puitis

Pergi saja engkau semua pergi
Bilang saja pada semua
Biar semua tahu adanya
Pakatan Rakyat menanti

Padamkan saja
Hasrat hatimu
Rumah putih itu takkan ada
Yang aku minta surat berhentimu
Bukan puitis

repeat chorus x 2

Pengalaman wartawan 18 jam ditahan ISA


My 18 hours under the Internal Security Act

On 12 September, about eight thirty in the evening, I was at my home in Bukit Mertajam, Penang. While enjoying my yew char koay (fried dough stick), I was worried about the show cause letter issued to Sin Chew Daily, and anxious about the days ahead for my newspaper.

Suddenly, a group of plain cloth police officers appeared at my front gate. The person who started to identify the group and the purpose of this visit was a woman officer. She was also the only one in her uniform.

Through the gate, she told me that I have to follow them to the Police station, in response to that I told her that unless they have a warrant of arrest, I will not open the gate. At the same time, I immediately rung up the legal adviser of our company and my direct superior, seeking their advice.

Later, the female officer told me that they are arresting me under Internal Security Act, therefore a warrant is not required. On hearing that, I was immediately was prepared for the worst.

I have to act calm, comforting my parents and reassuring them that my colleagues would be waiting for me at the police station to render assistance. When I was taken away, my parents acted strongly, they kept on asking the police to accord me with proper treatment.

I was brought to Seberang Perai Tengah IPD (district head office), and I was placed in a chilling cold room while waiting for the police to begin their paperwork. I was accompanied by a female officer who seemed to be trembling as a result of the low room temperature as well. To break the silence, I initiated a conversation. She told me, "You seemed to be very calm."

I told her, "I am arrested under the Internal Security Act, even though I am scared, I have to face this reality. But I am worried about my parents, friends and relatives, they must be very worried about me."

To be frank, I was very cool-headed. I believed that there must be a lot of people out there supporting me, giving me the strength that I need, so I must stay strong, to be with these people who are supporting me.

The police recorded all my personal belongings, these were later taken away from me. After that, I am considered ready to be sent to the Police Contingent Headquarters in Penang. When I was brought out of the police station, I realised that a lot of my colleagues in the media, together with representative from different parties and groups were already waiting outside the Police station to show their support. Seeing this,I was deeply touched, I could no longer hold my tears.

When the police car arrived at the station's entrance, my superior, Puah Eu Peng, our Northern Region Manager, tried to halt the car with his body, to slow the police car's movement. He knocked at the window, to make sure that I was in the car and gestured to show me his support.

I instantly wiped off my tears, I realised that a lot of them are staying with me, I must be with them as well.

After taking my thumbprints, I was given my dinner and arranged to spend my night in remand. It was not to my knowledge that my colleagues in the profession and people from different groups and parties were there to show their support, right outside that station.

I requested the female officer to keep the lights on. She told me not to worry, she will not switch off the lights. The police also informed me that I would be meeting my parents tomorrow morning at eight. I have spent a very long time, thinking of everything that I have to tell my parents. I have lost touch with the outside world this is my only opportunity, I must cherish it, to clearly explain everything to my parents.

After clearing my mind and organising my thoughts, I tried to sleep while lying on the wooden bed with the company of the mosquitoes and the noise of water dripping. I have no idea what tomorrow holds for me, but I know I have to be in my perfect condition to handle everything.

I have never suffered from insomnia and this very night, I finally experienced it. Deep down in my heart, I know that those who care about me, would also be experiencing the same, my heart wrenched thinking of that.

At 6 o'clock in the next morning, when I was about to wash up, the female officer passed me the clothing brought by my parents. I was surprised; everything was new, the toiletries, t-shirts, shorts, panties.

I later discovered that the 'parents' that the police officer was referring to were a bunch of my colleagues. While waiting outside the Penang Police Contingent Headquarter, they have prepared all these for me. They were uncertain when I would be released, but they told themselves that they must get these necessity items ready in the briefest time possible.

I met my parents and bided them goodbye, the police informed me that they would bring me to the Police Headquarter in Bukit Aman in Kuala Lumpur. My heart sank, I told myself this is the beginning of it, I must brace myself for everything.

After few turns of event, I was eventually brought to the Perak Police Headquarter in Ipoh. After a brief interrogation session, I was brought back to Penang Police Headquarter again.

It was here, where I was interrogated further. I told myself to keep my mind clear, I must tell them the truth, and respond appropriately.

After the interrogation session, I was brought to see another higher-ranked officer, he told me, "We can both go home now!". Both of us turned to the clock on the wall, the time was 2.25p.m.

This my 18 hours under ISA. I have gone through a lot

After being released, I received a lot of messages, telephone calls and bouquets. My colleagues in the press, representatives from political parties, society leaders, schoolmates, classmates, friends and relatives have visited me at home. Of course, not forgetting the readers and the public who called up or visited Sin Chew Daily's office in Penang or the Head Office in Petaling Jaya.

Calls, messages, well wishes, and visits from readers and friends. To all of them, I have to express my deepest gratitude. During that 18 hours which was filled with a lot of uncertainties, I felt that there is some unknown strength that has supported me throughout, I knew it must be from you all, those whom I knew or have not met!

I realise that our journey is still full with challenges and obstacles, so we have to continue the same righteous spirit and courage that we have all shown this time! Our society needs this spirit, to build a better tomorrow.

I have finally been freed, but I hope Teresa Kok and Raja Petra Kamaruddin and all those detainees under the Internal Security Act, could be released as soon as as possible. If the authorities think that they have broken the law, they should brought to the court of law to receive transparent and fair trials.

  • Ditulis oleh TAN HOON CHENG dan digunakan dengan kebenaran dan dimuat turun dari www.mysinchew.com
sumber: mstar

Umno tidak mendengar ulama

Dalil yang menunjukkan bahawa Umno tidak mendengar ulama dalam tindakan mereka.

1. Apabila Majlis Mufti megatakan konsert Sure (Jom) Heboh haram Umno tidak ikut

2. Apabila Majlis Mufti mengatakan kongsi raya haram Umno tidak ikut.

3. Apabila Majlis Mufti kata bertafakkur di depan Tugu Negara haram, PM Abdullah sendiri tidak ikut.

4. Apabila mufti membantah penggunaan kondom, methadon untuk mengelak Aids, Umno tidak ikut.

5. Garis panduan hiburan yang dibuat oleh Jakim, Umno tidak ikut.

6. Orang agama dalam Umno yang sepatutnya menjadi Menteri tidak diberi tempat. Mana pergi Dato' Dr Abdullah Mohd Zin kelulusan MA Madinah dan PhD sebuah universiti di United Kingdom? Mana Hamid Zainal Abidin? Mana dia Dr Yusuf Nor kelulusan PhD tasawuf Mesir, hanya dberi amanah untuk jaga pokok kelapa sawit sahaja.

7. Tidak ada seorang pun perwakilan Umno ang memilih untuk kerusi majlis tertinggi orang kelulusan agama.

Kalau pandangan ulama rasmi yang terdiri daripada kalangan para mufti Umno tidak ikut, macam mana pula PM hendak ajak ulama bekerjasama.

Kalau hanya hendak mengajak ulama multaqa, bentang kertas kerja, kemudian makan kambing bakar, tetapi tidak ada kemahuan untuk melaksanakannya ini buat habis masa dan membazir wang sahaja.

sumber: harakahdaily.net

kalaulah semua ahli BN seperti Zaid

Dato' Zaid Ibrahim

kalaulah semua menteri seperti Zaid, nescaya:
  • amanlah malaysia
  • malaysia dpt merasakan seorang menteri yg berwibawa
  • nama malaysia dpt melonjak di persada antarabangsa
  • tidak wujud peristiwa pada 1998
dan tentulah tidak akan wujud nama barisan alternative @ pakatan rakyat.

ini cumalah pandangan dr penulis sahaja.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Merdekakah Kita?

Pada 30 ogos lalu saya bersama rakan-rakan pergi ke ipoh dengan dua tujuan .
Pertama adalah untuk menziarahi saudari Nafisah yg akan dibedah pada malamnya kerana appendiks.
Kedua, adalah untuk melihat suasana malam merdeka di ipoh.
Kami bertolak dari UTP pada pukul 6 dan tiba di hospital ipoh pd 6.30 petang. Saudari nafisah kelihatan agak lemah kerana tak makan selama 1 hari. Turut berada di sana ialah keluarga beliau, dan beberapa org rakan dr UTP.
Kemudian kami menunaikn solat maghrib d masjid berdekatan. Lepas tu kami menuju ke Jusco Ipoh utk dinner dan lepak sebentar di roof utk melihat bnga api tp niat tu dibatlkan kerana nk join grup 1 lg. Then, kami pegi ke Restoran Waritha utk bertemu dgn grup 1 lg. tp kami decide utk mencari tempat yg sesuai utk melihat suasana ambang merdeka memandangkan jam suda 11.30 mlm. Kami ke padang Ipoh tp mcm x meriah je dan terus ke Stadium Ipoh yg Kelihatan agak meriah. Suasana di situ mmg btul2 meriah dgn kereta yg agak byk memenuhi setiap ceruk jalan..
kami cari parking n berjalan kaki ke stadium. tp ada 1 perkara yg menyayat hati berlaku di kala malaysia mahu menyambut merdeka yg ke-51. SEORANG BAPA DITINGGALKAN DIDALAM KERETA BERSAMA BANTAL MANAKALA SI ANAK PERGI MENYAMBUT MERDEKA. ALangkah sedihnya suasana ini. setelah menyambut merdeka kami stay sekejap tgk suasana pasca sambutn dan bersiar-siar di gerai.
Selepas itu kami pun pulang ke UTP. Kelihatan warga ipoh very excited menyambut merdeka dan inilah kali pertama saya menyambut merdeka di kota.


Paid (baju putih) n apan
Setelah sambutan

Pengunjung beransur pulang

Trafik agak sibuk dgn pelbagai kenderaan.