Bully boys of Umno-BN continue harrassment of Malaysiakini
One letter from one reader to Malaysiakini brought 15 police to Bangsar Utama yesterday, to interview editorial staff — Gerald Martinez, the news editor; Fathi Aris Omar, chief editor; and the human resource manager.
A forensic unit from Cheras were part of the team, led by the chief investigating officer from Subang Jaya, to conduct an investigation under the Sedition Act into a letter published on Monday, Nurul’s watershed idea for the nation.
Steve Oh, a Malaysian who lives in Australia, has often written political commentary and analysis, which have been published by Malaysiakini and Centre for Policy Initiatives, among others.
The lengthy commentary published at Malaysiakini on Monday was partly about Nurul Izzah’s remarks last week about religious freedom and Muslims, placed in the context of the state of the Malay community after 50 years of Umno-BN hegemony, and partly his personal observations about the country.
His views are blunt and honest. There is nothing in the lengthy piece that another honest person would regard as seditious — meaning, it does not provoke people to riot, it does not ask people to take up arms and rebel, and it does not ask people to overthrow the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
Also, given its length, not all that many people would have read it all the way through, or even at all.
The only ones who would be upset are religious and political bigots seeking to continue the vicious thought control put in place by Umno-BN, as the ruling party in power for 55 years.
And the police continue to be their bully boys. These pictures show only some of the bozos among the 100,000 who keep Malaysians — and the media — suppressed, by forcing you to think like them, while pretending to be your friend.
These are not friends — they are bullies in blue
But the jackass who ordered all this is never seen