Tan may be released soon; “no more arrests expected”?

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So Tan Hoon Cheng was detained for her own safety! Interesting sort of protection scheme, I must say.

Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar says the Sin Chew Daily reporter may be released as early as today, according to The Star online.

He said Tan was detained to ensure her safety as police intelligence indicated that there were threats to her life after she reported on Ahmad Ismail’s allegedly racist remarks.

“We have no intention of holding a reporter as after all she was just taking notes of the comments made by a certain party that led to a public debate.

“She maybe released as soon as today after police have obtained all information needed,” he said, adding that the reporter’s detention was part of the police preventive action.

Asked on the detention of Selangor senior executive councillor Teresa Kok, Syed Hamid said she was arrested due to her comments on mosques and the Azan recently.

”Her comments have created public disorder and problems,” he said.

Asked whether Kok would be released soon, he said it was up to the police, as they have to access the situation before taking any further action.

He added no more arrests under ISA are expected but it would depend on the situation of public order.

”We are not making arrests just for the sake of arrests. ”We will not make any more arrests under ISA as long as there is no more disturbance to peace and public order,” he said.

He also appealed to all newspapers to cooperate with the Government and not incite negative feelings or sentiment.

I don’t think Utusan was fair in reporting the allegations against Teresa on its front page today without reporting her denials and the police reports made by the Pas MP and mosque officials, which supported her position.

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mut

What the heck are they talking about? Does that bald idiot know what he is taking about? Where is the logic of detaining a person under ISA a form of protective custody? Since when does the Malaysian police give a flying **** about the safety of a journalist? … why do they think she is special enough to warrant special attention for her safety? What does Idiot mean she started the whole thing? I thought Ahmad Ismail did. Now is he going to do a Najib and Lee Kim Sai in 1987 while others are taken in? And Idiot thinks… Read more »

chiu

How ridiculous can one get! Instead of catching the … they catch the person who made the report. It cannot get worse than this Right ?
Where is our country heading? I really hope and pray for a CHANGE real fast. Cannot stand this anymore

Markky

They say you need a lie to cover up another lie. This is what the BN has been doing all this while to the rakyat. One lie after another. Now that the moment of truth has come, you can see how foolish they have made themselves to look like.

mamamia

Mad Smile is the root of all this public outcry…so why wait?? go arrest him!!!

jojo

What a load of “Crock”!

God save Malaysia!

KongKor

The home minister is such a big moron. Does he has any idea how idiotic he sounded with his statement. It’s an insult just to read what he has to say.

Man, I give up lah!

hadi

What a joke! Utter rubbish. Protection and action base on police intell-that is the main flaw, so the kind of intelligent report that being manipulated and taken without question by the minister. What is this …. irresponsible and the rakyat suffer. How long more they want to make the rakyat stupid. This has got to end. Over to you Pakatan Rakyat.

jughead

RKP forseen ISA can come upon him but Theresa – w/o investigation and no reported public uproar even by the Sultan of Selangor who is supposed to be custodian of Religious Affairs and even the State Minister – it is fair to arrest one for 60 days?