Reminder: Candlelight vigil at 9.30pm this Friday in front of Dewan Sri Pinang organised by Abolish ISA Movement (GMI). Bring your own candles/torchlights. The organisers are also getting those present to send Raya cards to ISA detainees and to sign a petition for the abolition of the ISA.
Sin Chew has published an interview with Teresa Kok about her experience under ISA detention.
This bit is cute:
(Teresa later said she even told the investigating officer that she was sleeping and eating well, and would take care of herself properly. She said if Pakatan Rakyat successfully seizes power, she would then become their boss! She said the officers were dumbfounded after hearing this.)
Here, she adds a bit of spiritual reflection in trying to find some meaning in her detention:
I was also thinking of the judgement Jesus had to go through. Even though He was crucified on the cross, He has been remembered by people through the ages. I felt that my detention had been arranged in such a way that Jesus was trying to use my innocence to educate the public on politics.
I believe she has a point. Many ordinary people – not just the activist types or those already politically aware – woke up when she was arrested. Even people who were not interested in politics or social issues were talking about the ISA. If even an innocent person like Teresa could be arrested, surely the ISA had to be a bad and unjust law, they must have felt.
Today, more and more Malaysians want this law abolished. (The poll of about 1,000 respondents on this blog indicates that 85 per cent of you want the ISA abolished.)
Read the full interview here.