Friday, 18 February 2011

The Anti-ISA Lobby- A HERO IS BORN!!!

We would like to remind Dr Mahathir that if he still has the intention
to abolish the ISA, we would like to invite him
to voluntarily participate with Suaram
and the Abolish ISA Movement (GMI)
to jointly support the demands of the people to abolish the ISA.

In the 1987 crackdown on Oct 27, 106 people -
mostly opposition leaders and a handful of MCA and Umno politicians -
were arrested under the ISA while the publishing permits for
The Star
, Sin Chew Jit Poh and Watan were revoked.

“The ISA must be invoked when necessary, but when I was the prime minister,
I wanted to abolish the ISA but the police were against it”

“I actually met all of the opposition members (beforehand)
and assured them that they would not be arrested.
And you know what the police did?
They arrested them. My credibility is gone"

He agreed with Plate that he was furious over what the police had done
to nab 106 people, including political dissidents, under the ISA in 1987.