Johor activist detained under ISA


Update: She has been released on bail. Check out Aliran president Ramakrishnan’s statement here.

Here we go again:

Cheng Lee Whee, a Suaram volunteer in Johor, has been detained under Section 28 of the ISA after she had made a report accusing the police of abuse of power during the eviction of urban pioneers in Kampung Baru Plentong Tengah yesterday.

During the eviction, 27 others were arrested.

Section 28 reads: “Any person who, by word of mouth or in writing or in any newspaper, periodical, book, circular or other printed publication or by any other means spreads false reports or makes false statements likely to cause public alarm, shall be guilty of an offence.”

Section 28, however, requires the police to produce the suspect in court within 24 hours.

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Things are finally moving in this country again, for the worse. We are set to get a (possible) suspect for PM, an MCA which is trying to out do the opposition in clamouring, not by substance but simply by vocally raising the ethnic temperature in the MSM, for more Chinese rights and an MIC trying to outdo Hindraf. We also get an e-PM who apparently is now the king maker in the run up to the next UMNO elections and a return to the old draconian days where opponents are arrested under ISA for political expediency. Must we wait for… Read more »

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Our beloved Malaysia is being plundered and r****d by the you know who and nobody can do anything about it. For the love of God, please, somebody do something.

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ISA is not a LAW because cannot bring it to court. No Judges, no Lawyers only Home Menister.We can call ISA is UMNO weapon to keep UMNO in power in forever.If ISA is good so abolish all courts, judges, lawyers. …


I thought the Magistrate’s Court already rejected a police application to remand her under the ISA…


Johore is strong hold of MCA and UMNO, that draconian law also impose in that state. As Hokkien quote: Took a rock hit owns foot.


Is anyone who dares challenge the arrogant UMNO led administration, is considered a terrorist? Shame to this man the HM, who qualified as a lawyer and yet, he abuses the use of ISA.
What has this activist lady done that warranted her to be charged under ISA, is she such a threat to the nation. Why not racists like Ismail Ahmad, Utusan Malaysia and its fiction writer?
The nation is in distress, the rakyat is also in distress.

ernest cheah


OH Mahatir, dont you think that 22years is not enough???????
Can you answer us, how many more days you have as from now in this world?????? please think and think……Plese for heaven sake if you want to participate in this politic to pass your time, please teach the younger politicans to do good deeds to the country and the people.You have got what you wanted please think again allah will spared us longer and healthy life.


Interesting. But how many can the police place under ISA. There are just too many disenfranchised malaysians getting fed up with the ruling class. We Malaysians refuse to be second class and third class citizens in our own country any longer. 50 years of being fed nothing but threats from the ruling class has made us the disenfranchised fed up! to all 6th, 7th and 8th generation non-malays you need to take your rights! and not meekly request for them from the ruling elite. GOD gave you hands so TAKE YOUR RIGHTS!

San Jiun

ISA must be destroyed.

No matter who’ll become our next PM, ISA is definitely a temptation for them to abuse their power.


PM says that UMNO is not a bully. I agree. Only the racist warlords in UMNO who abuse the Constitutions and the NEP, misuse the enforcement agency and the judiciary and attack the unity of the nation by its Ketuanan mentality and racist BTN propaganda program which brainwash some of our fellow malaysians, are the bullies in this country because they have the power to do so.


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The return of Mahathirism…. soon Ops Lallang will be back too. Sheesh!

Joe Rakyat

If the people remain afraid and silent, then those in power will continue to do what they like. Beware, forces at work to create another May 13, it’s too obvious. The mode of operation is also too similar to be a coincidence, we all know who’s behind the current racial polarisation.




They are really asking to be voted out. A Government out of control. Wish the GE13 could come sooner and the country can go into the next chapter



this is a sign of what is to come. draconian act will be abused to silence dissenters. Najib with Mahatir behind the scene will revert back to the usual tyranny to ensure that their … misdeeds …. will go on smoothly.

Mahatirism is back and (his cronies could get) richer with contracts after contracts likely to fall on their lap….