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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Absurd way of doing things - Anwar arrested before deadline

Malaysiakini was hard to get into but the news is out and the whole world knows. After thumping the Information Minister in a live open debate and submitting himself to an ACA interview, Anwar Ibrahim was arrested an hour before his 2pm appointment with the police.


Because the police feared he would not make the 2pm deadline. ABSURD reasoning! If he did not make the 2pm deadline then Anwar should have been arrested. Yet again the police jumped the gun, went into panic mode and pulled a fast one.

Malaysiakini reported that there was a convoy of 15 police cars converging onto Anwar's location to arrest him. 15 police cars to arrest 1 man? They must really want him bad.

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was arrested by the police just outside his home in Bukit Segambut, Kuala Lumpur, at 12.55pm.

Source: Malaysiakini

Once again the BN government under Abdullah Badawi have pulled off a stunt that would further damaged their already damaged reputation. This will only anger everyday Malaysians and draw the attention of the world. Anwar is now seen as a champion of the people who is being stomped on by a government that is desperately trying to hold on to power. This could be the final draw for most people as the manner in which Anwar is treated by the authorities is deemed over-excessive and ludicrous.

It was coming and Anwar Ibrahim knew it would come to this. Among the last thing he said at yesterdays open debate was that he would soon contest in a by-election. This obviously sent signals to those in power to stamp him out and it happened today. Putting him behind bars would thwart any move by Anwar to stand for election.

Abdullah Badawi has a lot to answer for if this is going to be the practice of the police force in Malaysia where a person can arrested at will even when they have volunteered to give a statement at a given time. High-handed and provocative; this merely shows the current BN government is so paranoid that it has lost all sense of common sense.

UPDATE: The police are also looking for RPK. This is totally absurd! The people should stand up and say enough is enough!


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