January 29, 2008
People are suffering with the price hikes. They are already hard-pressed so just let them voice out their grievances. Don’t shut them out.
On Opposition condemns mass arrests
Nirmala Naidu: The more the government tries to shut us up, the more we are going to rebel. There are more rallies and demonstrations that have yet to come. People are suffering with the price hikes. Especially in the low and average income groups.
They are already hard-pressed so just let them voice out their grievances. Don’t shut them out.
I just watched the video of a Malaysiakini journalist being hauled into the police truck. What is wrong with our police? These people are innocent. Why throw them into a truck? They looked like caged animals in there.
This is inhumane. Is this all Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s administration is good for? Go catch the real criminals, god damn it!
I salute the PAS lady representative. She was so gutsy when she revealed the number of males and females detained. People like them give us hope for the future.
HSW: Maybe the people should organise a ‘Support BN rally’ and surely getting a police permit will not be a problem.
At this rally, placards must show ‘Yes to price increases’, ‘Yes, to crime increase’, ‘Yes, to Zakaria Deros’ mansion, etc.
The message will not be lost on the Malaysian public!
On Lingam challenges clip authenticity
Judicial Independence Believer: Although the Lingam tape was captured six years ago, it was only released now through Anwar Ibrahim. If the tape had been released during Mahathir’s reign, the entire matter would have been closed. He would have branded it as opposition lies, confiscated all copies through the police and the matter would have been closed just like hundreds of other scandals during his reign.
Pak Lah for sure has greater integrity. His integrity will be revealed when he decides whether he will go all the way in cleaning up the judiciary or only make some cosmetic changes with the intention of fooling the public.
On Uthaya risks heart attack: family
Subra: Isn’t it so sad that our PM has failed time and again because he listens to bad advice all the time? If Utayakumar were to go into a coma or suffer a fatal heart attack, the PM can rest assured that hundreds of thousands of Indian voters will turn against the government.
It should be conveyed to the PM that the crowd at Batu Caves this Thaipusam was significantly smaller. The Indians are still boiling. Don’t let them boil over.
TM Kumar: I wish to comment on the recent action by these so-called fighters of Hindu or Indian rights. Please note the movement started off with the right message but somehow the opposition and some so-called Hindus have manipulated the movement for their own benefits.
Here I wish to refer to Anwar Ibrahim for I clearly remember he was the one who once said that he could stop a temple bell by a stroke of his pen (the temple vs mosque issue in Penang some years back).
Today he is fighting for us the Hindus. Well, many are taken up by his actions. But the rational Hindu knows that what Anwar is doing now is for his political comeback.
As such, I ask my Hindu and /Indian Friends to think rationally before casting their votes. We are what we are because of our past leaders. What we can do is to join forces with the current leadership for a better tomorrow.
On Vincent Tan takes full control of Sun, Edge
Garviel Loken: I have stopped buying The Star since 2006 due to the bias reports which treats readers like an idiot. The Sun is the only newspaper that I enjoy with a cup of coffee in the morning.
If it’s going down the road of The Star and NST, it’ll be a step backwards for Malaysia’s press progress towards having an independent and unbiased stand.
On Remembering Christopher Fernando
Aaron Yap: I saluted and admired Mr Fernando as one of the best out there. A real loss to the country for he was a man with such a good ability. May God bless him and let his soul rest in peace. To Mrs. Fernando and his rest of the family members, please stay strong during this trying moments.
On Dato Christopher Fernando, I wish to add my fond memories of the man. He was born in Yan, Kedah a few years after me. We both are from the same area at the foot of the awesome Gunong Jerai that had been for thousands of years the landmark for seafares who traversed the great Indian Ocean in search of adventure and fortune. I knew Chris since school days as he was my brother’s classmate.
The last time I saw Dato Christopher was at Sdr Azmin Ali’s Hari Raya Open House in Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. He was in the brim of health and upbeat. He was a good and humble Muslim. He did not allow his reputation as an outstanding counsel to go to his head. He was a genuine friend to me. To his widow and family, I extend my sincere condolences.
Semoga Allah mencuri rahmat keatas roh kawanku Christopher