I am not surprised by “Superman” Hew Kuan Yau’s arrest by the police, as this had been the yearning of MCA and Gerakan leaders since Kuan Yau’s appearance on the ceramah circuit exposing MCA and Gerakan hypocrisies whether in government or outside.
But I am very surprised and even shocked that Kuan Yaw has remanded for four days for his Facebook posting against the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife Datin Rosman Mansor.
This is an open-and-shut case which does not justify any single day of remand, unless we have the most inefficient, incompetent and unprofessional police force, which I do not believe.
This leaves only one explanation left – a gross abuse of powers to detain Kuan Yau, a way to punish Kuan Yau for being a fierce and popular critic of MCA and Gerakan in the ceramah circuit in the past few years.
Kuan Yau’s four-day remand may warm the cockles of the hearts of MCA and Gerakan leaders and die-hards, but if they understand justice and fair play, they know it is very wrong to abuse powers just to take vengeance against anybody.
Do the four MCA/Gerakan Ministers – Liow Tiong Lai, Wee Ka Siong, Ong Ka Chuan and Mah Siew Keong – agree with the four-day remand for Kuan Yau?
I do not agree with the language often used by Kuan Yau and Kuan Yau knows about it, and this is the reason why Kuan Yau has resigned from the DAP.
For his latest Facebook posting against Najib and Rosmah, I am quite aghast at the language used, which I have described as “vulgar, vituperative and vitriolic” – but it is not a crime, no justification for police arrest or deployment of scarce police resources, and definitely no justification for four-day remand in police lock-up.
I call on both the Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar and the Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamad Ali Apandi to personally look into Kuan Yaw’s four-day remand over a matter which is open-and-shut case whatever the authorities want to do, and no justification for any single-day of remand, and to ensure that Kuan Yau is released henceforth so as not to give rise to public perceptions of abuses of power to “teach a lesson” to Kuan Yaw for criticizing Najib, Rosmah and MCA/Gerakan in his ceramah circuits.