Zaid Ibrahim ready to quit over use of ISA on civilians


Two more days to go … and another sign of restlessness in the ranks.

De facto Law Minister Zaid Ibrahim has come out openly to say he is willing to resign for his principles. He believes that the ISA should not be used on civilians, according to a report in The Star online. He says the ISA should only be used against terrorists and those out to topple the government by force.

“I will seek a meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to have a frank discussion about this issue to seek his views as soon as possible,” he told reporters.

“I know I am breaking rank here … I am prepared to face the consequences. If I am told to resign, I will do so.

“I am not a trouble maker and I don’t want to cause any trouble for the Prime Minister, but I have my principles and will always be a vocal critic of the use of the ISA.

“I joined his administration to make changes and everybody knows, I am also for a more open form of media reporting,” he added….

He said by using the ISA randomly, the Government was sending out a message that it does not trust the capabilities of its own enforcement agencies, such as the police, in maintaining peace….

“In this latest episode, we (the Government) have generated an impression of selective prosecution since no action was taken against the person who allegedly uttered seditious remarks.

“We are saying that we are only acting against those who are disloyal to us.”

“The Government needs to change and Cabinet members need to realise this — we have to be progressive.”…

“I agree we have many issues and sensitivities to address but for me, racial disharmony is a seasonal thing in Malaysia. We must engage in open dialogues and discussions to resolve these issues,” he said….

“If our court system is too slow, we must … make it more efficient by hiring more prosecutors, while the police must conduct proper investigation to acquire credible evidence,” he said.

Good for you, Zaid, but you should go one step further. Call for the total repeal of the ISA, which is what an increasing number of Malaysians want. It is an immoral law that goes against all principles of natural justice and international human rights standards.

Release all ISA detainees or charge them in open court!

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Zaid Ibrahim has just quit..somethins defo goin down tom! Encore!

damansara utama

Datuk Zaid,

Show us your sincerity. Quit NOW! thanks….


Hi Datuk Zaid

Datuk Zaid is consistent in his statements & action. He his the rose among the BN torns. Any individual who has good foundation in his/her religion will develop principles base on their Holy Books.

Putting people behind bars without trial derived from Satanic leaders. I’m sure there are many in BN don’t want ISA but dare not speak up like Zaid. Leaders like Zaid is what majority people want, he is a Hero & blessed by The Almighty.

Keep up your good work Zaid.


Dear Zaid, you are too good to stay in UMNO, go now go to Pakatan Rakyat and serve the rakyat better, we need people like you

Edwin SJ Ng

I salute you for having the courage to speak your mind and upholding your honour as ‘a man of the law’.

Somebody prominent must speak up and stand out against such injustice and you have made many Malaysians proud that you will uphold your principles.

You will earn the respect of every hard working,god fearing and honest citizen.

God bless you !


Well done. ISA cannot be imposed on humans neither animals.
Life is precious – ISA is isn’t. Throw ISA for life.
Get good brains for the country’s security and order.
ISA is the worst form of VIKARMA(sinful act) in the surface of the earth.
Malay-Chinese-Indian-Others chant the same mantra from now till the end of ISA: :”Abolish ISA!”

Rakyat Jelata

UMNO may have a chance…… if only Zaid Ibrahim is the President.

Sadly, his opinion had never had a place in the evil regime, so is doom for UMNO.

agadam magadam

Sir Zaid Ibrahim,

If what you’re doing is sincere, it will happen..
Then; only you can make it Happen..! YOU WILL BE PART OF HISTORY ..

Please fight them..Now is the time, because Barisan is in topsy turvy, and they are in panic mode…Fight them and help all Malaysians..

Come and attend the Malaysia Day gathering tomorrow 15th Sept at 8pm – KELANA STADIUM Petaling Jaya..

Be our guest and tell the people what you’re going to do to help Raja Petra, DSAnwar Ibrahim and all MALAYSIANS.Get out of that cess pool, BN NOW… God Bless you, Sir…

Jason Chan

Finally someone some inside Ummo standing up for his principles!
Syabas, Yang Berhormat.

syed zalil

Already two Minister had state their stand clear.Muhidin make its clear He will stand by for what he said off the power take over and wiiling to face whatever action comming.Ready for it.
Now Law Minister had make stand clear.REmove the ISA or romove him.

syed zalil

I think two impoertant person should blame for all.One the former Prime Minister who had frequenly being writing in his blog for all Malaysia rather UMNO members to be brave to speak out is consider the true to raised it up without fear or forvour. Then ABB itself had informed that to speck the true when reporting any news.Now what to this Malaysian ends up in ISA either Mahathir nor ABB can stand by their write of say.Syed Hamid I cannot stand his reasoning He should a AGRO minister join 40 over for a learning Trip and never return.His logic… Read more »

Kenny Gan

I applaud Zaid Ibrahim for his stand but I believe he will have to resign soon.

It is highly unlikely his moral stand will prevail in an administration afflicted with moral bankruptcy. A case in point is Rais Yatim whose brilliant anti-ISA thesis became an “intellectual exercise” after he joined the cabinet.

Zaid Ibrahim has no place in the moral cesspool of Umno. He should leave proud in the knowledge that he has stuck to his principles.

sang kancil

My dear Zaid,

For the love of our Nation, resign and lead the way. Rakyat wil be eternally grateful to you.


Kudos to Zaid. At least he has principle. … Teresa Kok has nothing to do with lowering of the loudspeaker of the Azan call. The mosque care taker has even come out to defend Teresa so why the ISA?


This is so refreshing to read.. Here we have a Minister who is firm in standing up for his principles… which are not lofty ones, but basic humane principles. I salute him for his sense of justice and righteousness. Bravo Zaid Ibrahim…
Where are the rest of such brave men? or is there only 1 standing.
I call on our other Ministers and MPs to take the bold step to make a difference so that we can hope for a new Malaysia. Away with the hegemony and the politics of fear, corruption and nepotism.


Zaid… just do it, man…. u should realise by now UMNO will not let u fulfil you ideals…

I know u mite not like him… But how about bringing Muyhiddin along… & a few other good men..


Eagle has landed

Press for it Zaid, give them ultimatum, you have been suffering in silent and it is not worth when it goes against your conscience. But, where is that non committal guy who pretend to be loyal–N…. still want to play safe. not saying anything, what an opportunist-so Zaid you may tell him that it is not his birthright to be the next PM of Malaysia, and when you meet Pak Lah, tell him don’t hand over the job to Najib, give it to Pakatan Rakyat, where you can find a lot more better guy than Najib and you can then… Read more »

cinta Malaysia

well ,if Zaid Ibrahim really loves his country ,i will urge him to join Pakatan after his resignation.

Samuel Goh Kim Eng

Let’s respect those who live with correct sound principles
For they know what’s really best for themselves in principle
Regardless of who are there above them as principals
They’ll live better with clear conscience than their principals

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng – 140908
Sun. 14th Sept. 2008.

terang bulan

Zaid Ibrahim should quit UMNO and join PR. Let his cross-over on 16 Sept be the start of a massive defection exodus from UMNO/BN to bring this hated UMNO/BN govt down!


I’m glad there is (at least) ONE honest MAN in this bunch … masquerading as a Cabinet.


Zaid, just leave the … regime. You will have peace if you leave … immediately.

UMNO is sinking…

cinta Malaysia

Lets see whether Zahid Ibrahim is really Anak Jantan… Malaysia awaits for your courage! One week only. Kesian RPK,Theresa and the Hindraf Boys.


Zaid…..guess ur the one in the UMNo that talk sense.

AAB….dont underutilize this fler…! or if AAB dont appreciate it….Zaid…hop over for the sake of nation……..ZAID……i will cast my vote for u…!


This one is another bag of hot air after this he (may) say i tried but peem didn’t see logic,so you see i tried ma.