Anwar detained by police overnight

Anwar Ibrahim has been denied bail and is being detained by the police overnight, purportedly so that the police could take a “further statement”.

This is a most ridiculous reason, as Anwar had been questioned for five hours today before he was taken to Kuala Lumpur hospital for two hours.

The Prime Minister and the Police should be aware that world attention is focused on Anwar’s detention and if there is any ill-treatment of Anwar as happened ten years ago, there will be no place for anyone, regardless of station, to hide.

  1. #1 by gundam on Wednesday, 16 July 2008 - 11:29 pm

    they can do anything to anwar tonite.

    let’s pray tat there wont be another ‘bala’ drama tmr.

  2. #2 by seaturtle on Wednesday, 16 July 2008 - 11:33 pm

    I am very sad…A sad day in my life!

    God bless DSAI…

  3. #3 by negarawan on Wednesday, 16 July 2008 - 11:42 pm

    This is clearly an UMNO political conspiracy against Anwar. The police and judiciary are clearly mere puppets of UMNO. UMNO has the power to tell the police and courts how they want the outcome of any case to be, like Altantuya’s and Anwar’s. Down with UMNO and all its cronies! You will see what Makkal Sakti really means in the days to come! I also hope that the international community, in particular the US and EU will lend some assistance to saudara Anwar e.g. forensic and legal experts to question the so-called police investigation on Anwar.

  4. #4 by sheriff singh on Wednesday, 16 July 2008 - 11:42 pm

    The Police always say they are acting within their guidelines and standard operating procedures and within the law. So they are “clean”.

    Earlier they said Anwar will be released later to-night. Now they say he is to be detained overnight. They are playing psychological games with him and his people.

    Its all a game. And the guys in uniform always have the edge. Who can dispute their words? They are the law.

  5. #5 by negarawan on Wednesday, 16 July 2008 - 11:44 pm

    Let’s all also keep saudara Anwar, his family, and the future of Malaysia in our prayers. We need divine intervention to fight against all these evil.

  6. #6 by mediadirect on Wednesday, 16 July 2008 - 11:44 pm

    the police hold it to their hearts the motto “malaysia boleh”….ya menang boleh. you hold the AG and IGP…everything boleh

  7. #7 by freedom to speak on Wednesday, 16 July 2008 - 11:45 pm

    I feel very upset at the way things are going.
    Today anwar, tomorrow they want Raja Petra, then who next?
    I pray our country avoids anarchy.
    God bless us all.

  8. #8 by limkamput on Wednesday, 16 July 2008 - 11:45 pm

    dismantle the national police force.

  9. #9 by StevePCH on Wednesday, 16 July 2008 - 11:46 pm

    well, with the type of “world class stunt action” this afternoon , can we expect Anwar to be release on bail. not that I want to daydream but the “police” is again at it’s “best”. I can imagine a remand order ??? for a SUSPECTED crime tomorrow ??? Probably ISA for sodomy … haha , they will do it in desperation as the present gomen has already lost all it’s dignaty and credibility.

  10. #10 by penang308 on Wednesday, 16 July 2008 - 11:47 pm

    This is a psychology warfare. They will wake up DSAI every 30 minutes until his nerve break down and give in to their demand.

    If they don’t get what they want the 1st night, they will repeat the process every subsequent night until DSAI give in.

  11. #11 by StevePCH on Wednesday, 16 July 2008 - 11:50 pm

    All present PR leaders and supporters should exercise extreme care at this moment as gomen is doing their best to trap us. Let’s do everything right and truth will prevail. Evil will fall soon.

  12. #12 by hongsichuan on Wednesday, 16 July 2008 - 11:50 pm

    I am just cynical. I wouldn’t lose any sleep worrying about the arrest of this high profile politician who has the wealth and connection to protect himself. He would use this opportunity to make a good public show and to advance his political career further. Things now are just not the same as 10 years ago, when Dr M was in charge. I would be more worried for an ordinary person (like, for example, Mr Bala) who is detained.

  13. #13 by sheriff singh on Wednesday, 16 July 2008 - 11:51 pm

    Come to think of it, they might deprive him of sleep and take turns to question him throughout the night to break him down mentally, you know, make him go coocoo, to show him who’s “da boss”.

    Its all “legal” what, and it leaves no marks.

  14. #14 by 7even Sins on Wednesday, 16 July 2008 - 11:55 pm

    When SD’s about the murder of Mongolian beauty involving Najis & Roastedmah the police seems not so interested or perhaps “Kecut” to investigate. When someone’s ASS is put in the spot light, UMNO & police went yahoooo, franzied, excited and maybe mouth-watery…!!!

    Police only bullies those powerless Rakyat which by right they have duty to protect…!

  15. #15 by cancan on Wednesday, 16 July 2008 - 11:56 pm

    The ruling party will do everything in their power to prevent PR from taking over the govt.
    The more they do against Anwar and RPK,the more support PR will get.
    The timing and speed of action against Anwar is just incredulous.
    Sooner or later,BN is doom.

    Yes! the world is watching and most probably laughing at Malaysia.
    With the goons ruling the country,do you think we can move forward and gain respect?


  16. #16 by sheriff singh on Wednesday, 16 July 2008 - 11:59 pm

    Boy, is Raja Petra shivering tonight, or is he having a restful sleep.

  17. #17 by harrisonbinhansome on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 12:01 am

    Anwar will be released tonight according to reports by the Malaysian Insider.

  18. #18 by tmtmy on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 12:02 am

    I think the best way is to stay calm and wait for further developments.
    If action is really required, taking it to the streets may not be as effective as it used to. The police and the gomen seems to have adjusted itself to deal with mass demonstrations more effectively.

    I would suggest if we go for hatta. Like all business close down for 1-2 days as a sign of protest. However, it is very hard to tell at this time whether such a move can be pulled off in the first place.

  19. #19 by Ilazar on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 12:02 am

    The political situation is getting from bad to worse and seems to be heading towards a crisis with the government declaring a national emergency.

    With such a dire prospect facing the country, the rakyat, led by the PR, should appeal to the Agong to intervene. All His majesty need do is to summon PM Badawi to the palace to explain what is going on. If he has anything like the moral authority of the Thai king, he should be able to put some restraint on the government.

  20. #20 by nyghtsky on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 12:15 am

    Govt says this, does that; Police says this, does that; First say release tonight, now hold overnight!! Why???

    The timing of the events taking place makes the whole incident stinks to high heaven! Need more time to ‘trump’ up more stories and false charges to feed to us, Rakyat, ke?

    If u think we are still asleep, and haven’t learnt from your losses in the last election, you( Govt ) are the ones in Dreamland!

  21. #21 by harrisonbinhansome on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 12:24 am

    Latest :

    By Shannon Teoh

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 — Contrary to earlier reports that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim would be released tonight, his lawyer Sankara Nair says he has been detained to obtain further statements. Anwar has also been refused bail.

    Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail who came to the city police headquarters with her three daughters said, “They reneged on their promise. They told me it would be all over but suddenly I get a call telling me to bring a towel. I am disappointed that after 10 years, this is repeating.”


    This is why many Malaysians fear the Royal Malaysian Police more than the thugs on the streets.

  22. #22 by wanderer on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 12:28 am

    Nothing has changed in this Bolehland, the PDRM we witnessed the high handedness approach on Anwar to bring him for investigation and the judiciary, a far gone conclusion. It also appears, the young mamak has taken over the flag from the old mamak, a chip of the old block! In addition, the privileged son in law who we suspect has in advance the police report on Anwar. So has anything changed…dirty and corrupted!

  23. #23 by nyghtsky on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 12:29 am

    This is CRAP!!!! The Rakyat sees it, The World sees it!!! Only ones that don’t are the ones who are the ones behind it!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The next time we don’t like someone and want the Police to mount 10 cars masked special forces unit to their house and detained him, all we have to do is to say he poked our backside!!!!

  24. #24 by Dr. W on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 12:39 am

    Man, do they know how much the people hate them now?

    How do they face their ancestors that carry the same family name?

    Would their children dare to walk on the street?

    How would these nonsense be remembered in the history?

    Or they simply do not even bother altogether?

  25. #25 by wyfei on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 12:41 am

    Where’s the judiciary reform that was promised by our PM? Every front page of the Mainstream Media is kissing the behind of our “much-respected” PM and now what again? It’s really obvious that the police force is used by BN at will. All these only showed the incompetence of our government. All hopes and prayers are with DSAI and his family. May the truth prevails and let the true culprit be brought down and sent to where they belong – HELL.

    Mr. Anwar Ibrahim, I salute your wisdom, courage and bravery in leading us rakyat into a totally new perspective of how incompetent these BN goons really are. May god bless you and your family.

  26. #26 by dawsheng on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 12:42 am

    Anwar’s safety is top priority now. RPK, please take care!

  27. #27 by leongwk15 on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 1:02 am

    Those who has cheated the public tons of money can apply for bail. But Anwar was not allowed to be bailed. What he is being charged for sodomy is not a big threat to the public, so he should be allowed to be bailed. The BN government is taking this chance to hold Anwar.

    Malaysia BN government is heading downhill. This shows that BN are worried and believe that they may be a government takeover by the Pakatan in Sept.

  28. #28 by dapforever on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 1:02 am

    this is a unfair arrest by the police force…i give THUMBs DOWN to our so called police force…

    why don’t they arrest IGP? Anwar did report against them also…

  29. #29 by lhslhv on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 1:04 am

    The word Royal should be omitted from Royal Malaisia Police. They disgrace the protector of this nation.

    But are they actually carrying it out of their conscience?

  30. #30 by justice6 on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 1:06 am

    dunno we have to wait till when only our Royal will help us… seem like want to wait till there is a serious riot then only want to voice out.. by then it will be too late for all… sigh

  31. #31 by The Enforcer on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 1:13 am

    Pass the word around to family, friends from the inner circle to the outer ones to put in a prayer for our beloved DSAI and Bro Pete and pray for their safety and well being and may the power of the UNSEEN force be with the both of them!
    With the millions of prayers, WE the RAKYAT will pull them thru’
    Thanks fellow bloggers.

  32. #32 by VoteDAP on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 1:34 am

    UMNO has totally not learnt any lesson from the result of 8th MARCH. The people are smarter, much much exposed to genuine news and seeking justice and fairness. UMNO/BN fail because of their dark magic and they never wake up frmo darkness, keep rotting…..and rotting to death soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    everyone (except those brainless) will be furious with what they are doing!!!!!!

    COME ON MALAYSIANS. Together we can make a difference!!! How many police, tear gas they can use to stop us if all Malaysians ( not including those cowards, brainless, selfish) want BN TURUN!

  33. #33 by justice6 on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 1:59 am

    those who are accused of sodomy, are arrested like hard core criminals… those who are accused of murder, are treated like queen…. is this justice? sodomy is more serious than murder…

  34. #34 by bennylohstocks on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 2:28 am

  35. #35 by fbi008 on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 3:34 am

    today arrest , tomorrow get court order to remand 14 days, then they detained u undisclose lock-up location!!! Uncle Lim, i have been thru tis , it made me felt sick for a week under lock-up when i was 30 yrs old at my age, i wonder for a 60 yrs old man like DSAI can hang on to it or not………

    stay strong DSAI

  36. #36 by KJAN on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 3:35 am

    The police thug honcho Hamid should be banished to Indonesia, never to return to Malaysia. Causing so much troubles just like his father!

  37. #37 by ihavesomethingtosay on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 4:54 am

    “The Prime Minister and the Police should be aware that world attention is focused on Anwar’s detention ”

    So What?

    The whole world is focus on Ms Altantuya’s justice and yet it seems the court jester will have ITS days.


  38. #38 by pangwl88 on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 5:50 am

    I would really like to know why is Raja Putra’s blog site Malaysia ToDay is not available?

    Why is it BLOCKED???

    WHEN is this SITE BE BLOCKED???

  39. #39 by Jeffrey on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 6:15 am

    What disturbs many thoughtful Malaysians is the manner of exercise of state power in particular reference to police actions. People in power appear to have no notion at all that in a society holding claims (more like pretensions) to Rule of Law and of Justice, the exercise of state power must be perceived restrained, balancing the largest liberty to the individual as commensurate with the public safety; and that all state power vested in political leaders is ultimately derived from the people themselves – and vested for its legitimate exercise for the people’s own protection and not for protection off the vested interests of those in power so vested….

  40. #40 by Jeffrey on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 6:16 am

    The justifications given so far regarding manner of Anwar’s arrest are not convincing that state power has been exercised in restraint maner consistent with above principles.

    Consider the following:

    1. Anwar was scheduled to go to Police HQ to give statement at 2 p.m. He had undertaken to do so. Investigation officer DSP Jude Pereira called Anwar/his lawyers to ask if they were coming and was told that they would be there at 2pm sharp (according to Anwar’s lawyer, Sankara) If Anwar had failed to abide by his undertaking, the arrest might have been justified. So why was it necessary to arrest him at 12.55 p.m.when there was another one hour which he might need to have to see his family, freshen up for prayers and to have lunch before going in for protracted interrogation and perhaps even arrest???

    2. All along the official line was that he should call in at police depot to make a statement. That would be consistent with his right to state his side of the story since the complainant Saiful had already given his side of the story to the authorities. Home Minister Datuk Syed Hamid himself had said, “the police have interviewed Saiful fully and they have evidence which they now need to match with what Anwar has to say. The victim must not feel that he has not been given an equal opportunity under the law.” Correct, so too the accused must not feel that he has not been given an equal opportunity under the law. Any fair investigator would hear both sides of the story before making a determination whether there is basis (for the protection of society and enforcement of laws) to charge, by which acion requires the concomitant arrest of the person complained against. Now before Anwar could make the statement – and investigator could hear both sides of the story – he was arrested. How does that tally with what was officially said earlier? Police said that he was arrested as they had reason to believe he was not going to show up. I say if he did not show up – arrest him then and not before, why pre-empt it? Where do you think he would or could escape to? Such an arrest ahead of time could only be justified if the one accused is a flight risk ie planning to go into hiding or escape from the country to a place of jurisdiction. Is there any indication that he is flight risk??

    3. Why were members of a special team from the serious crime division – sporting balaclavas and leather jackets – involved in the arrest operation? Anwar is not a known terrorist or a Malaysian Rambo! It is not as if he were surrounded by 5 bodyguards with fire arms to resist arrest. As far as I know there are BN politicians (not proper to identify here) surrounded by 5 body guards and none of Opposition’s!

  41. #41 by Jeffrey on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 6:17 am

    In context of the above three questions, Hamid said, “It doesn’t matter when they moved in as they needed to have him make a statement on the investigations and he has been detained in order to carry out the investigations” – Malaysiakini report Jul 16, 08 7:11pm. With all due respect it does matter when and how they moved in. The how and when state power is exercised is crux of the issue here. This is because it determines whether state power is perceived exercised justly with restraint and reasonable cause – or is exercised for the purpose of deliberately subjecting a fellow citizen (an Opposition leader of widespread popularity), whose liberty is already threatened, to humiliation, abasement, debasement and degradation (before he were even charged much less convicted). It bears directly to the principles earlier delineated on the exercise of state power and whether there has been a legitimate exercise or otherwise. It raises the question whether the exercise, as evinced by when and how it was done, had been for protection of the citizenry from whom such power is vested or for the self aggrandisement of those so vested with such power, guarding the vested interest of those they so eagerly serve.

  42. #42 by A Malaysian on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 6:31 am

    Why would they insist on DNA, to compare with samples such as hair etc?
    They would have secretly taken anwar hair for example from the place where anwar sleeps in police custody and say it is the hair from the condominium. So to be 100% sure, anwar must not leave any hair,finger nails,even dead skin from body on his bed tonight…

  43. #43 by A Malaysian on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 6:37 am

    Also why police report not made available despite repeated requests?
    Is it because the content of police report will have to DEPEND ON the content of anwar’s statements?

  44. #44 by yhsiew on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 6:39 am

    They could fool the world once with Sodomy 1998 but certainly not the second time. Sodomy 2008 is too ARTIFICIAL to have any convincing effect on the world community.

    UMNO’s ploy to bring down Anwar will backfire this time.

  45. #45 by highhand on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 6:54 am

    msia today and msia insiders are blocked off.

    soon this lks site will b block off


    forget about reformation, its time for revolution

    the korean actually have demo for mad cow disease u know

    we should have demo for mad cow people

  46. #46 by lupus on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 7:20 am

    Cool, I can see this into a movie now. Anwar, the most feared sodomiser. Yes, forget about the JI terrorist, forget about raising fuel cost, forget about corruption, forget about murder, forget about military explosive falling into hands of terrorist, forget about high crime – there is a crime that strikes fear in UNMO – sodomy. At night, UNMO members can now sleep in peace, knowing that only official UMNO members can sodomies them now. There was such fear that UNMO had to deploy tactical response (UTK) to arrest UNMO greatest fear – who (is in his early 20s) accused without prove to have been a** raped by a 60 yo. Yes, it is a great movie now. A fit, young man raped by a man with a back problem, 3 times his age. Throw in Hollywood script writing in there and make it into a S&M storyline – even more juicy ? Something UMNO forgot to add in and now beat their head over it ? You would have assumed that BN who have been bending the rakyat over 50 years and raping them blind would have come up with a wonderful and creative storyline. I am sooooo disappointed.


  47. #47 by Fair Play on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 7:20 am

    Our hearts are bleeding ! But what can we mere mortals do except feel depressed and sorry for the Anwar family and for all Malaysians . The power , the water cannons ,and the ISA are in their hands . It will not help to get ourselves locked away .

  48. #48 by tourman53 on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 7:22 am

    They shouldn’t used the word ‘Police Di Raja Malaysia’. It should be Police Malaysia. If they use the word ‘Raja’ it means the King. The king will be respondsible for it. It’ll be a shame to the King if the police does silly things. Raja or King is suppose to be wise man with the help his smart advisers.

  49. #49 by Jeffrey on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 7:34 am

    Back to the issue of exercise of state power and how people view it.

    Take for example Raja Petra Kamarudin (“RPK”). He made a statutory declaration (“SD”). In paragraph 3 of the SD, RPK said that the intent of the SD was to “reveal evidence that may help the police in its investigation of the crime” (Altantuya Shaariibuu’s murder).

    To laymen and common people, RPK stands in para (same) position as Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan (“Saiful”) who lodged the forced sodomy allegations against Anwar.

    The difference is only whereas Saiful lodged a police report, RPK made an SD, but esentially both have made reports (whether via a police report or a SD) to asist police investigation of a crime!

    Then one’s look at how they are respectively treated by the Criminal Justice System.

    Now Saiful’s allegations have been given, with alacrity, the benefit of full investigations to the point that authorities are ready to arrest and charge the person (Anwar) complained against.
    He is being given all the police protection and. It is as if he has been whisked off under some witness protection programme that even his family does not know his whereabouts (even before the passing of Witness Protection legislation).

    Now in contrast has RPK been accorded the same treatment? Have RPK’s allegations been given the the benefit of full investigations, has he been given police protection and whisked off under some witness protection programme?

    No. He is to be given “police protection” of another kind. He is to be charged with criminal defamation tomorrow – he will have to first report to the Kuala Lumpur contingent police headquarters (IPK) at 10am.

    To the common man, layman, he will ask – is this justice? Is it just to treat 2 persons in same category of seeking to help the police in investigating a crime be treated differently in that one becomes a protected witness and the other a potential criminal?

    To the Constitutional Lawyer, he would ask – is this an infringement of Article 8(1) of our Federal Constitution that provides : all persons are equal before the law and entitled to its equal protection???

    What does that exactly mean?? It means that the law must operate alike on all persons under like circumstances, and whether the circumstances are alike or not alike must be evaluated on a rational criteria and not an irrational and irrelevant one.

    It does not require a constitutional lawyer to appreciate the following:

    1. that RPK and Saiful are in like circumstances in that both were making reports are seeking to help the police in investigating a crime;

    2. the fact that RPK’s report implicated people allied to ruling party, Saiful’s report implicated people in Opposition cannot be a rational differentiating criteria;

    3. it is not a rational differentiating criteria because whether one is in the ruling party’s camp or opposition’s camp is irrelevant in context of investigating a commission or abetment of a crime because no one (whether belonging to ruling class or opposition) is above the law.

    4. there being no rational differentiating factor to distinguish RPK from Saiful, then they being persons in like category of seeking to help the police in investigating a crime should be treated alike by the enforcers and administrators;

    5. And if they are not treated alike, then the person treated worse (RPK) arguably has his constitutional right under Article (1) (entitlement to equal protection of law, that includes administration and enforcement of the law) violated.

    6. If the criminal justice enforcement were conducted in a way that the principle (of every one is equal before the law, and no one is above or under) is not perceived upheld by laymen or constitutional lawyer alike, then the argument that ours is a society based on the Rule of Law becomes fatuous and unconvincing and such a development is dangerous because more and more people will begin to think of the alternative of justice from the streets.

  50. #50 by choonchoy on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 7:55 am

    Just maybe we need to put some ppl under citizen’s arrest!

  51. #51 by bzbody on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 7:59 am

    This is really unbecoming. It’s getting into my nerve now. Honestly, if today anyone were to organize a mass rally on the street despite the presence of police and army, I would go down the street for the first time. I’m all for it now! Now or never!

  52. #52 by Mr Smith on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 8:15 am

    I call upon all Barisan MPs, who believe in God and have a conscience to stand up for TRUTH. Do you still want to be part of an evil regime that is totally devoid of an iota of morality and decency. It is corrupt to the core. It is destroying the country – the country which your children will inherit.
    The entire institutions of government has collapsed. The PM does not know what is happening in the country.
    Are you going to allow these UMNO devils to destroy this country.
    If you do so, then you too will carry their sins with you to hell.

    Now flee that sinking BN ship and make the difference. Save this country.Amen.

  53. #53 by StevePCH on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 8:27 am

    i have known many, yes, many good police officers. I am just wondering why is it so different at the very top level. The perception that police force useless is wrong except for some “special” individuals” and their goons.

    Excuse : MAYBE not coming then arrest
    Excuse : NOT enough time to take statement then extend detention

    The police said he is not being treated preferentially which I think DSAI is being treated so. Not for better but worse

  54. #54 by Mr Smith on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 8:50 am

    An Open letter to all BN MPs – flee that sinking BN ship.

  55. #55 by PHUAKL on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 8:56 am

    Dear Supporters of Genuine Democracy

    The Chilean invention of banging pots and pans at a fixed time is a good one to show dissatisfaction with the authorities.

    The people pick up their pots and pans in their own kitchens and own homes and bang as loudly as they can. People who are not at home can also go to eating shops and pick up utensils and bang them as loudly as possible. Other possibilities — blowing whistles, sounding car horns. But all at the same time for 15 to 30 minutes.

    Phua Kai Lit

  56. #56 by taiking on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 8:57 am

    The actions and steps taken. They are all so predictable. They are all so obvious.

    The reasons and the justifications given. They are all so lame. So UMNO. So ridiculous. So stupid.

    Remember the iraqi child who lost all four limbs during the second desert storm.

    Its like bush junior telling that child “You are now liberated.” Its so stupid. So ridiculous. So lame. So like UMNO.

  57. #57 by taikohtai on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 9:02 am

    If BN thinks they can continue to frighten the rakyat by their goons PDRM terrorist acts, they are terribly mistaken. Yes, the protesters may run away in face of chemical sprays but their spirits never waver. In fact, their resolve will grow even more as more injustice are melted by the evil and corrupt regime.
    Yes, there may be more pain to come but it is necessary as the rakyat strenthens its resolve to put Malaysia where it belongs – to all righteous and peace loving Malaysians!

  58. #58 by blablowbla on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 9:07 am

    world abusing power index:

    1st runner’s up:zimbabwee
    2nd runner’s up:kenya
    3rd runner’s up:myanmar
    4th runner’s up:north korea
    5th runner’s up:malaysia

    tat is before 15/july/2008,now,the latest WAP index:

    nevermindlah,without olympic gold medal,which i think so,better reward ourselves with tis ‘gold’ medal!

  59. #59 by kcee on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 9:13 am

    Instead of catching real criminals the police are threatening its Citizen who are law abiding! If that’s the way they treat us might as well disband them and hire our own private securities. These goons forgot that we the Rakyat are paying their salaries!

  60. #60 by yog7948 on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 9:23 am

    How pleasant for having Vendetta BN government. Sore losers with pea brain. If just anything happen to DSAI in there, the government won’t be able to withstand the peoples turmoil.

    These stupid government totally aware that they have loose the peoples confidence. They are holding on there just because of Sabahan and Sarawakian MP seat.

    There is no need to wait for 16 Sept. JUST DO IT NOW! people are really eager to see all those inept, corrupted and unmoral BeEnd scumbags sent to rot in jail.

  61. #61 by Bigjoe on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 9:46 am

    This whole thing is STUPID. The excuse that Anwar may NOT show up at 2pm is LAME!!!! But its stupid because this case is tainted already and the police don’t see it necessary to raise their standard of behaviour at time like this instead concern that they will look dumb or weak. What is ironical, is they proving themselves dumb and weak by doing what they did.

  62. #62 by Bigjoe on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 9:52 am

    On Yesterday Parliament session.

    Wan Azizah made a good point but missed a crucial point when she asked KJ how did he know what is in police report. DNA evidence at this juncture is suspect. 1 week after the incident the guy filed the charges. Any expert will tell you the evidence is suspect even DNA.

    So why harp on it? Why so eager to even hang on to weak circumstantial evidence? Because its about targeting Anwar on anything they can and they don’t care to be responsible about what are important issue.

    This is what happens when you take a coddled liberal arts graduate to lead and manage in tough technology era.

  63. #63 by Jong on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 10:01 am

    10 am News on tv1 – Anwar’s free – “dibebaskan dengan jaminan polis”.

  64. #64 by Toyol on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 10:20 am

    Stupid Bodowi led government is more interested in pursuing someone for sexual misconduct than running the country. All the roadblocks are using up precious police manpower…which could be put to use to apprehend criminals and guard public safety.

    However,as with BN, they are more interested in guarding their own personal interest rather than the country’s. If DSAI assumed sexual misconduct is so serious as to warrant the whole city coming to a standstill, what about the murder of a foreign national with plastic explosives!!!??? Isn’t this a REAL threat to national security? Govt always get its priority wrong. We cannot continue like this.

  65. #65 by riversandlakes on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 10:28 am

    Well said, Uncle Lim. BN is treating on ice.

    The Prime Minister and the Police should be aware that world attention is focused on Anwar’s detention and if there is any ill-treatment of Anwar as happened ten years ago, there will be no place for anyone, regardless of station, to hide.

  66. #66 by Richardqed on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 10:29 am

    “Malaysia is bringing in forensic experts from abroad to examine all evidence gathered in connection with the investigation into sodomy claims against opposition icon Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
    This unprecedented move is aimed at assuring the Malaysian public and foreign investors that the government is prepared to be more transparent in the handling of this case, compared with 1998 when the sodomy case against the former deputy prime minister was dogged with accusations of a conspiracy and incompetence.

    The Malaysian Insider has learnt that the government has even been mulling the possibility of using a special prosecutor if the case goes to court.” — From Malaysianinsider site.

    All for sandiwara. Who do they think they can fool?

    Firstly, any so-called evidence would have been obtained by the police. Would anyone trust the way any so-called evidence is obtained by them?

    If they want to be really transparent, it is the judge that should be foreign and of good reputation, and there should be a panel of foreign judges instead of just one. It should also be held overseas, to avoid intimidation against key figures in the case.

  67. #67 by tangwengheng on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 10:32 am

    Sense of deja vu as Anwar gets arrested ahead of deadline

    The police officers were wearing balaclavas. The roads leading to his house were cordoned off. Order of arrest had been issued, but no reason was given.

    The crowd had gathered outside. He was bundled into a police vehicle with dark tinted windows. So it is not surprising for Anwar’s wife, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah to feel a little apprehensive.

    Anwar called on her cell phone after being arrested. “He has a bad back, he’s had surgery. And (during our) the brief conversation he said they (police) were not gentle,” she said.

    The police had on Tuesday given Anwar a 2pm deadline to answer allegations of sodomy. But later decided not to wait.

    Anwar was stopped outside the gates of his home this morning, by armed police. He was subsequently taken to police HQ in a large convoy.

    The arrest which received wide coverage on all the major news networks, has been described as “highly provocative and shocking” by DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang. Meanwhile, Azmin Ali, the vice president of PKR, called the arrest “outrageous and very uncivilized”.

    Whether the arrest will lead to large demonstrations remains to be seen. However the added instability will surely be negative to an already weakened economy.

  68. #68 by passerby on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 10:51 am

    I think everyone have already said enough, cursed enough and prayed enough and I don’t think the govt. will going to change and be fair and transparent.

    They know we are after all just internet warriors and won’t be able to do any harm to them. I think they also know the keyboard is a good place for us to punch our frustrations away and that we will feel much better the next day.

    If we are serious for change, then we must deny them your money by moving it out of the country. Once the country is without money, it will be easier to convince the rest of the population to vote for change. Tell your family members, relatives and friends to do the same and you will see a new gov. for sure.

  69. #69 by andy6000 on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 11:41 am

    Will they rasuah DSAI ?

  70. #70 by BoycottLocalPapers on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 1:36 pm

    Why during last election campaign Kera Jantan said on TV3 that Anwar Ibrahim “main kot belakang?” Is Kera Jantan behind Saifool to make Najis look bad or Najis was the one paying Saifool?

    I feel sad for Anwar Ibrahim & RPK. A very sad day for Malaysia. These evil wicked UMNO leaders are trying to stop Anwar & RPK from exposing their damn wicked evil corrupt deeds.

  71. #71 by kenghuei on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 1:52 pm

    YB Lim.. US and Japan has spoke up so far.. I think only the international voice can change/affect this government.. no matter what they may say or think that M’sian domestic affairs are controlled by foreign powers…rally for international support as the last resort!

  72. #72 by Ah Deng on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 3:46 pm

    I dunno why my comment is still awaiting moderation….Read my comment if it is posted, interesting!!!

  73. #73 by undergrad2 on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 8:10 pm

    Jong Says:

    Today at 10: 01.37 (10 hours ago)
    “10 am News on tv1 – Anwar’s free – “dibebaskan dengan jaminan polis”.

    The police by themselvs allowing bail maintains their jurisdiction over the matter, and could ask him to report any time. Is there a message here somewhere?

    RPK, on the other hand, was duly charged and have bail posted though at RM2k is very low.

  74. #74 by Jong on Thursday, 17 July 2008 - 9:43 pm

    They just want to humiliate Anwar for all to see, sends the message, who’s in charge. Their political masters must be extremely pleased for job welldone!

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