0226 (7 Apri): The Pota bill is passed. Detention without trial is back. It is a hammer blow to democracy in Malaysia. Janji dicapati.
They are still grinding on.
0005: (From the MP): Undi 80 – 64 itu adalah untuk tolak usul yang saya bawa untuk merujuk Pota ke Jawatankuasa Pilihan untuk dihalusi.
Sekarang di perengkat jawatankuasa dan pihak PR sedang main delaying game. Nampaknya akan berterusan sehingga selepas 1 pagi.
2335: (From the MP) “Still sitting. I tried getting it into a select committee. Was rejected. The BN now trying to get it through tonight. PR playing delaying tactics and forcing a vote on each.”
2215: (From the MP) “Still in Parliament. The Dewan rejected my usul to send the Pota Bill to a Select Committee. Now we are just being difficult and delaying the process by forcing a vote on each section. So far have lost two votes 80 to 64.”
This morning: Just received an alert from an MP on the bill for the Prevention of Terrorism Act, which allows indefinite detention without trial, now before Parliament.
“The debate on Pota as started. I tried to defer it by sending it to a Select Committee. My proposal has been deferred.
“Now the BN people are coming out strongly for Pota.”
Most people don’t want detention without trial, and that was why the ISA was repealed. Moreover, detention without trial violates the Universal Declaration of HUman Rights.
But the BN refuses to listen to the voice of the people.
Say NO to Pota!